OM617 turbo replacement Upgrade

Ok:  After four month daily use I can say that it is a perfect combination .
The driveabillity from in the lower rpm range is realy so much improved that the it feels like a modern engine. Above 3000 rpm I had to slowdown the Vnt turbo due the lack of fuel. So more power at the high rpm’s can be obtaind with a fuel pump with a higher range.
I measured the exhaust temperature  and it never gets to high.
What did I gain :
1  more  horse power
2 more torque at the low rpms
3 less black smoke.
4 Less fuel consumption

Downside :
It take’s some effort and money .
I already thinking of uprading the pump.

At the moment there is an experimental live test going on with the  VNT  garrett GT2256V turbo on a OM617. This car is in daily use and I monitor different readings under different conditions.With some  calculations  from Garrett I came to the GT2256V as best fit .The injection come’s  from the original MV injection pump without the rack limiter to get the maximum amount of diesel out of  this pump. The timing had to be changed to 26º.

First time up and running . 20 nov 2020:
A water cooled intercooler
Measuring  :Boost pressure ,exhaust pressure and exhaust temperature.
Controller :  The  Arduino controller is limiting the exhaust pressure and temperature and egp/boost ratio
and contols the VNT with a vacuum valve .
The result is astonishing  : The engine has a lot of torque starting from 1000 rpm . up to 4000 rpm .
The modern turbo changes the old engine in old engine with a modern feeling .
Next  thing to do is to run it on a dyno and see how much it is improved