Does the Hymer Mercedes Sprinter engine have a turbo?

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  1. Bacchus

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    Hi,

    Trying to pick a few brains here - I am interested in a Mercedes based Hymer s510 with a Mercedes 2.9 engine in, the van was registered in 1998, would that be likely to be the turbo version of the engine?

    I have searched the forums and gather that the earlier versions were non turbo and very slow, I don't want to drive like a boy racer but there are times when holding your own on the motorways would be desirable. Any ideas what sort of mpg I would expect from the unit?
     
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    Is it a UK RHD model
    I only know that in 2003 it was with a turbo
    Some later engines (that could be 1998) had direct injection .
    But not all.
    I only know this from what I have found on the net.
    So someone will know more about it

    Mel
     
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    Hi @Mel - that kind of echoes what I have found; earlier definitely non-turbo, later definitely turbo, but in the middle...? I had a non-turbo diesel and it was gutless and thirsty. I think the merc would be better, but I would prefer a turbo.

    It's a LHD, presumably imported at some stage. It's a bit of a shed tbqh but mechanically should be good (Merc service history) and I think I can get it for a price which allows some refurbishment.

    Also, anyone know whether this model would have ABS?
     
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    If its LHD there is always the chance its turbo.
    From what i can find.
    There are so many Hymer experts on here I am amazed no one has given you the answer.

    Mel
     
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    Hi Just found an addvert for this 1998 Hymer S510 2.9 turbo diesel.
    It is now sold so no good putting addvert on here but maybe the info is of use.
     
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    A clue... Thanks (c:
     
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    If it's a 2.9 OM602 it's a turbo, if it's a 2.3 OM601 it isn't!


    :cooler:
     
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    well it's a 2.9, but could be an OMG...
     
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    What is an OMG?
    Apart from Oh My God!!!

    :cooler:
     
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    Apart from "Oh My God" I have no idea.

    I have had "Oh My God"s before, but this one has a Mercedes service history and so should be ok.

    Other half's car is 1996 Mercedes turbo diesel (c250); love it to bits.
     
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    Yes this vehicle definitely has a turbo. If I was you I'd also consider a Sprinter with the 2.7 turbo diesel. Its a gem of an engine. There are also various power outputs from the 2.2 turbo diesel all the way up to about 150bhp & these engines are really frugal on diesel.
     
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    We have a 2000 s510 2.9 turbo ....
     
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    Hi @Diesel, what's the performance/mpg like? Does your 510 have ABS?
     
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    I can check the details on the Mercedes EPC parts system if you let me have your VIN number, starting with WDB.

    Peter
     
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    Hi @Bacchus - I am new to motorhomes so have little to compare it to apart from my car. Even with a Turbo I would still describe it as a slow and steady chugger.

    However with that said its plenty fast enough for the chassis. It is superb up hills a real joy with the auto box - on our trip to Cornwall we drove up between Watergate bay and Newquay many times and it pulled hard accelerating from near stationary - not having a clutch that may burn out too is reassuring.

    MPG - not done too many miles yet....its somewhere between 25 - 28 I would think but don't hold me to that.

    Top speed - it will go to 70 for sure ....and maybe beyond, no ABS as far as I am aware. I find the chassis is more comfortable at 60 to be honest, maybe I just need a bit more confidence in brakes and driving something significantly heavier than my car.......but 60 is maximum I choose to drive at view of stopping distances - cruise on, stereo up, armrests down and smile :)
     
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