Hey guys. thought i'd post my swap here. So far so good on tearing down the motor and inspecting it. I think this is just a testament to the higher grade diesel & motor oil that europeans are accustomed to.
Tomorrow i'm pulling the head, and will inspect the bores, piston tops, valves, etc. the lifters look in really good shape, as does the cam. i mean, the car only had around 130'000km on it!!!
I will post pictures when i can!!!
edit: i've also noticed that this motor has the coolant glow plugs...