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Old 12-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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Again, yes that is normal as well. I have driven that route as well. You will find that it downshifts very little on normal interstate grades. Sometimes more with a strong head wind. I know many chim in here trying to add their opinion, but you have to own the MB 6 cyl. turbo Solera, to comment on unit specific questions, from this initial poster in this instance. And, no to your other question, you do not have any noticable "turbo lag" or can you hear any turbo spooling.
Can you please post the brand and specs on the tranny.
I couldn't find anything on the FR site.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Who is posting for the ford owner, now im lost totally.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:39 PM   #13
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:45 PM   #14
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No, I mean who is going to answer your question being your a ford owner in a Solera forum. Sorry for not being more clear. Still lost on how this got off topic.
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"Can you please post the brand and specs on the tranny."
Who builds the "Solera" tranny? Solera?
It doesn't matter that I own a Ford or Jeep or Keejaw.
Why does a diesel need to spin 3000 rpm to move anything?
It is absurd.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:01 AM   #16
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I think the Solera is built on a Mercedes Benz chassis.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:27 AM   #17
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To the OP: You said that you noticed the problem when you were backing into your driveway, which has a 6% incline. Have you noticed it when you back up on a level surface? Is it possible that on the incline, your rear bumper is hitting the ground, making your engine work harder to push the unit up the slope?

Just a thought...
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No it is not rubbing. I built a short ramp to allow the jacks to clear on the driveway surface. So it is not dragging. Good thought though.
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Mine does the same thing get into barn. There is an incline. But also there is an 1&1/2" lip. I think it's just normal for Solera.
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Twisty, try this forum, its specific to the Sprinter, which is the topic of discussion in this thread. Sprinter - Sprinter-Forum Maybe then you can help on the high revs needed to go up a steep grade pulling close to five tons, after researching it for the OP.
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