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JSPC
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Hello from Canada!

Post#1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:51 am

Hi everyone,

My name is Jean-Sebastien and I'm from Montreal Canada. In 2017 I bought a 2000 G290 turbo -- with original OM602 engine -- from Germany and imported it to Canada. I did some work on it and also had some done -- I'm decent in mechanics but I'm not advanced.

I'm attaching some pics of my truck.

Glad to join this community, I'm amazed at how much activity there is here!
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Mann
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Post#2 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:41 pm

Hello Jean-Sebastien, welcome to the club!
I am new here but I also brought my G from Germany recently.
Nice looking truck!

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diesel_jim
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Post#3 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:02 pm

Lovely truck... looks like a professional?

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Post#4 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:03 am

hi jean - sebastian .

your G looks great , dirty but almost rust free it seems :lol:
the taillights look odd to me , are they the taillights from the swiss army ?
can you post better pics ?

the " Leuchtturm " in the photo shows me that you bought it in germany somewhere near to the north sea , very familiar and nice .

mfg. guido .

Johnny Christensen
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Post#5 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:22 am

Welcome to the club. Lots of nice people here, with a keen interest in everything G.
Great looking 290 you got and a really capable vehicle to go touring with.

JSPC
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Post#6 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:39 am

Professional means bare minimum options right? Crank windows and the like? If so then definitively yes :). I wanted one like this, I'm quite a minimalist person... all I want from my G is a good bed in the back and reliable mechanic to bring me wherever I want. Well maybe a bit more speed but this should be coming soon :)

As for better pictures... well, I have lots of picture but usually they're about documenting where I went with the truck... So the truck is always dirty. When I clean it I actually like it less so I don't take pics and I have no "showroom" pics.

It doesn't have much rust but there are two spots on the rear and one just above the air intake... I'll work on it this summer.
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Theo85
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Post#7 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:56 pm

JS, welcome to the forum. Your G is simply perfect! There are a few of us in the QC/ON area but we seem to be growing in numbers every few months which is great.
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BELinNC
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Post#8 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:24 pm

Welcome to the forum, great looking truck and scenery! Didn't realize they were still using the OM602 engines in 2000.

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diesel_jim
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Post#9 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:24 pm

Beautiful truck

JSPC
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Post#10 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:31 pm

Thanks guys

I believe 2001 is the last year they used the OM602 in a G. The 2002 G270 is when the W461 caught up with progress :lol: . Actually, I debated for some time between the G290 and the G270... The G290 is simpler and I decided to go for simpler but I didn't realize back then that the engine and the transmission of the G270 had been sold in Canada inside the Sprinter. I don't believe any production car came to Canada with an OM602, at least no one seems to have ever seen one! At times this creates some complications...

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