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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    Hi and thanks again Tony.
    I had a couple more questions, is the thermostat in the top hose or the bottom hose? And i have an oil leak coming out of the back of the head near the exhaust , it doesn't appear to be the rocker cover, is that the usual place for them to leak? or does it have something else in that location ive missed that leaks.
    thanks

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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    The oils leaks probably your head gasket, get it sorted before you blow it!!! Ask me how i know....
    Last edited by Grampiansmerc; 16th June 2018 at 11:26 PM.
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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    Hi smithw,

    Quote Originally Posted by smithw View Post
    I had a couple more questions, is the thermostat in the top hose or the bottom hose?
    I have changed my thermostat and could not remember where it is.
    I just had a look and I am pretty sure it is on the side of the engine near the turbo and it connects to the bottom hose. It looks like the temperature gauge sensor is located at the same place

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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    SmithW, as Tilly has written, the thermostat is in the side of the engine. I do not recall which side of the radiator this is, but it is unlikely the the temperature gauge sender would be located at the coolest point in the engine cooling system.

    Treat the oil leak from the rear of the engine as a threat of engine failure

    This is the weak spot of the Musso engines (also of the MB140 van which uses the same engine)


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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    I agree - I had a Musso ute go the same way too.
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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    According to the workshop manual I downloaded last night, The temperature sensor is next to the thermostat.

    In the below diagram 11 is the thermostat and no 18 is the temperature sensor



    https://www.catcar.info/ssangyong/?l...RlPT0yMA%3D%3D
    Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 17th June 2018 at 12:29 PM.

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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    Ok thanks everyone that's quite helpful, looks like ill be pulling the head off at some stage. I got the ute cheap an I knew it had a few issues before i bought it, just another thing to put on the list.

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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    Quote Originally Posted by smithw View Post
    Ok thanks everyone that's quite helpful, looks like ill be pulling the head off at some stage. I got the ute cheap an I knew it had a few issues before i bought it, just another thing to put on the list.
    Do it now!! Dont wait. I took mine to a mechanic 3 times to figure out the oil weeping at the back of the engine but they failed to figure it out. Finally it blew, didnt go back to that mechanic - as it buggered the engine...
    1980 Mercedes 300TD 2 tank setup mainly using SVO and some WVO
    1987 Toyota Landcruiser, 2 tank setup mainly using WVO
    2006 Musso Sports - SVO two tank, stock dino, 140lt veggie

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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    Thanks Gramplansmerc, Im not driving the ute around just fixing a few issues so I will get to the head gasket eventually. The tubs beat up, it needs new shocks and a couple of ball joints, Its soo gutless, but apparently they are only 88kw , so I will be adjusting the IP. It was never going to be my daily driver just something to take on holiday or weekends. I was look for an older Merc but this came up cheap... so if i don't like it Ill sell it and get my money back. So what happened when the engine blew, did it dump all the oil out the head, or something else?

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    Re: Ssangyong Musso

    Hi all,

    Not wanting to derail / hijack the thread here but I've often wondered whether the 5-cylinder OM602 (?) from the Musso would easily adapt to the the Mercedes W123 chassis as a replacement for a blown OM617.

    Similarly, would the ALDA IP from a Musso have any interchangeability with the OM617 so that I might have boost compensation on my fuel delivery.
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