DMD Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know him

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DMD Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know him

Post by kimrh » Mon 04 Aug, 2014 12:48 am

I came across this pretty recent youtube clip below of some serious Merc Mods being undertaken by this business based near Cronulla.
Managed to get hold of the owner (Dion) and had a quick chat. It sounds like he is a well versed Engineer and has an Aviation Engineering background.
Anyway he mentioned he has done full conversions to about 6 SEC's with upgraded engines swapped etc in and full ground up builds and also worked on various other Mercs as well with owners spending some serious cash.
Currently working on another SEC project with a twin turbo M119 engine going into that!!!
Does anyone know of Dion and some of the work he has carried out for Merc owners around Sydney?
I have never heard of his Business "DMD Autowerks" and it does not come up on any web searching.
He mentioned he has no problem cracking the factory Merc ECU's for tuning etc and when doing later model engine conversions into older Merc Chassis but keeps all his work close to his chest.
Be very interested to hear more about this business as he imports Merc engines from USA and chases AMG engines for conversions
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Re: DMT Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know

Post by LF1000 » Tue 09 Feb, 2016 2:36 pm

Hi ,i have had many cars done by DMD i see you have it as DMT , they have done a W111/ AMG E63 Engined coupe for me which i am absolutely thrilled with . i have also had electronics programmed by them for other cars , recently they did an Custom EFI and ignition modification for me on my M119 powered coupe in one night, they had all the parts to make it work on the shelf. I know one of the people there has something to do with Bosch , i think he worked for them in the past . i also had special headers , special camshafts and a computer program done on my C63 , i think it is now upgraded to the higher output of a S63 engine which is just amazing. anyhow can't recommend them enough , they don't do normal servicing though as they are mostly involved in engineering.

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Re: DMT Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know

Post by T-Modell » Tue 09 Feb, 2016 6:51 pm

LF1000 wrote:... they have done a W111/ AMG E63 Engined coupe for me which i am absolutely thrilled with ....
Wow,

have you got pics of it? Would be great to see that ...

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Re: DMD Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know

Post by AMG » Thu 11 Feb, 2016 12:13 pm

a one-post wonder perhaps.

Kim, I know of them, know where they are but have never used their services so cannot provide comment.

Is there something that you want scoped out?
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Re: DMD Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know

Post by kimrh » Thu 11 Feb, 2016 6:50 pm

It was on old post from back in 2014. He has a few youtube video clips on cars he has worked on and when i spoke to him back then he mentioned that he specialises in complicated engine conversions (more modern engines into older Mercs) including keeping the factory electronics and making it all work.

I left it at that when he mentioned he does not sell any components individually ( i was chasing some R&P steering knuckles he mentioned he custom made) and any work must be carried out in his workshop including freighting the whole car and whatever was going to be fitted (EG: engine/trans/steering conversion etc) also over to him in Sydney.
So Perth to Sydney and back was not an option for me and i left it at that.

(Of note he did mention some pretty crazy figures $ to do a custom conversion which did not excite me and the usual story once you delve away from factory for whatever particular chassis/model you can easily burn up a lot of cash that you will never recover).

I have yet to actually hear back from any MB vehicle owner who has had major work done from his shop with pics/video's etc until the post above (which could in fact be himself posting) and it would interesting to actually see some of the custom conversion work end result from the actual owners of the said cars.
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Re: DMD Autowerks in Caringbah NSW/ Owner Dion - anyone know

Post by chucke » Mon 15 Feb, 2016 5:02 pm

Early last year I ventured out there to look at a 380sec that was for sale prior to buying my 560.
It looked and sounded great in the ad with low k's and much work but had no history and some rust problems.

They had some interesting stuff awaiting resto under covers in their yard which had no signage at the time and I got the idea it was a one man band but I could be wrong.

There's a facebook page with some projects and links to their youtube clips. https://www.facebook.com/dmdautowerks/
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