Merc 3-0 V6 Opinions Please?

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Anyone have one of these bad boys under the hood?

    Would like some info please, are they cam belt or chain driven?

    what do they run like?

    mpg ?

    any issues?

    cheers

    haggers
     
  2. jonandshell

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    Another Rapido taken your fancy Paul?
     
  3. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    No Mate, going for an engine change on the Ducatto, ;)
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Yep....got one under the Chrysler "hood"

    218bhp
    376ftlb of torque.
    41mpg combined average
    i get 24mpg round town and close to 40mpg on open roads....obviously a motorhome is considerably heavier than my 2.25ton car.
    Strong and quiet engine, loads of grunt.
    pulls my 1700kg caravan (near enough 4000kg combined weight) without raising a wimper, never mind a sweat.

    Oh yeah......chrysler is owned by Fiat so keeping it in the family so to speak.
     
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    Our newer ambulance Sprinters are all V6s & its a creamy smooth & very powerful engine. I didn't notice any difference between the older 2.7 5cylinder Sprinters & the V6. They both seemed really good on fuel. The Peugeots that our ambulance service bought were crap & I make no apologies for the word. The brakes catch fire when they've been heavily used & they drink fuel like its going out of fashion & that's just for starters. I'm retired now but wouldn't thank anyone for the Peugeots & I think they are V6s.
     
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    It's chain driven. I've got a Mercedes CLS with this engine and can't fault it.
     
  7. DavidG58

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    Nice lump, mpg awful, 20 is on a gentle drive, if lucky

    Mercedes chassis does seem to roll a lot though, I have upgraded suspension with mixed success

    But you will not regret rear wheel drive (y)

    personally I would go for auto, new ones are now 7 speed, we have 6 speed, great package :)
     
  8. Popeye

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    My new Frankia Platin Plus comes with the 3.0 Merc and the seven speed auto, whisper quiet, more torque than my 3.0 Ducato engine which was good. Fuel consumption down around 20mpg though but still running in and weighing in at over 5 tonne.

    Right now I wouldn't go back plus the auto is an epicyclic gear train not a robotized manual so power take up is much smoother too.


    Have a drive in it if you wish Paul, I'll be at Bristol and Malvern or pop down to the Forest for a weekend.

    Griff
     
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    All that is lost on Paul, he thinks epicyclic is a type of fit!
     
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  10. Mel

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    Got one in a Viano great engine.
    Down on Pisa Italy no wifi so short answer sorry.
     
  11. Tea Bag

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    Hi johnandshell
    So did i......... LOL
    Tea Bag
     
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