mercedes sprinter engines

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  1. lebesset

    lebesset Read Only Funster

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    just had a sprinter delivery van turn up with my new repeatit wifi antenna , guy left the engine running while at the door , sounded like a tank
    what engine is that I asked , and how old is it ?
    almost 3 years , and a 4 cylinder he responded
    that's not very good say I , would hope for better from a mercedes
    well , he said , still goes ok , especially since it has 3 drivers , runs 24 hours a day , and has nearly 430,000 Km on the clock

    so now you know , sprinter owners , only let the engine get cold once a week and you shouldn't get any problems except a clattery engine
     
  2. pappajohn

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    think that answers your question.......

    never had a service in its life...and when the mot's due they'll trade it in :Doh:
     
  3. Tantalus

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    Mine has nearly 200k kilometres and is still as sweet as. That's pushing my luck isn't it? Just had to have a new alternator though and that was 'Ouch!'
     
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    then someone coverts it to a camper, and puts it on evilbay with only one previous careful owner :Laughing:

    most of these vans are on lease and get a real hammering .. but give it's due, it's still going strong :thumb:
     
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    Flippin heck, I make that about 90K miles a year. That might take me ten years to do that mileage :Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1:Hi I have a 316 Sprinter 360,000 miles not kms and still goes like a train (touch wood):Rofl1:
    Brian and Marion
     
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    Now that's what I like to hear.


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    i have a burstner t star 680 sprinter manual gearbox i recon its one of the best you can invest your money in ive tryed the rest this is the best ive had
    regards deepstar
     
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    I also have a 316CDI and every year at its annual service I say does this or that or the other need doing and they just laugh and say don't be silly. Just normal wear parts and fluid changes.

    Brilliant
    Steve
     
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