I think the “A” in OM617A refers to the turbo charged version of that engine.Specifically early 80's OM617(a) units. I'm starting at zero and learning what I can. There's an "A" at the end of this number. Does that mean it's an OM617a?
Well, I kinda did get a wagon. A G-wagon. 1979 300GD 4spd. It's actually a 280GE (gasoline) and someone swapped out the diesel at some point in it's past. Runs and drives better than expected but needs a TON of work both mechanically, electrically and mostly rust repair. Unfortunately I have several projects in front of it so it's getting parked for a while.Holdout for the wagon, Dan!