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Old 07-16-2016, 06:06 PM   #11
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If this article is how you have come to the conclusion that the MB 3 liter 24 valve turbo charged diesel is a piece of junk ... READ CLOSER, first off this is an opinion from a person who is a businessman and not an engine expert. secondly he owns a specialty delivery company and puts 100,000 miles on those vehicles yearly, His drivers are probably maniacs on the road like most time sensitive drivers are. in order to put 100,000 miles on a vehicle yearly in the delivery business, those engines are running six days a week, 12 hours a day..

Do you really think that those drivers are paying attention to warning lights and stopping that van to get it fixed as soon as the light comes on? OR are they ignoring that warning light because they still have 150 miles on that 300 mile run and only have three hours to complete it?

BTW this guy admits that he hasn't had any emission problems for the first 100,000 miles with most not occurring prior to 150,000 miles. AND he never said a word about the engines breaking down, only that he has had emission problems with them.

How many of you naysayers can say the same about that gasoline engine your running. Will it go 100,000 miles without having any emission problems. Will that gas engine even last 100,000 miles ???

Being jealous of a person who decides to buy a clean diesel RV is no reason to trash talk their vehicle choice

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Old 07-16-2016, 06:38 PM   #12
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I went to Mercedes training when that engine first came out in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
That motor is a work of art. Everything is over built and over engineered.

I've owned one, and loved it.

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Old 07-16-2016, 09:30 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by CaptDan View Post
The Sprinter service rep at my last visit to a service center was telling me it might be in my interest to extend my warranty for two years to cover the possible breakage of the catalytic converter which would cost over $1,500. Has anyone experienced replacing their catalytic converter on this forum? Appreciate any and all information. Thank You!
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CaptDan, read my post last month on the very issue you're inquiring about. No judgement here, but MB Sprinter chassis owners would know more about the topic, as in my case where I talked with the tech. I did sense that he probably knows more than he could "frankly" state. To get the real inside scope on whats going on, you would need some techs to open up on what MB corporate policy is causing them to suggest the recommendation you got from your MB service center.

Also read my follow-up post as well.

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