Mercedes Sprinter

Discussion in 'Mercedes Benz Diesels' started by FordGuy100, Mar 22, 2018.

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    Picked it up yesterday. Decided to drive it during a windstorm. A little bit of a handful with 50 mph sideways gusts but it wasn't awful. Everybody was getting pushed it didn't look like I was swaying more than others.

    I kinda love the engine/trans. It reminds me of my parents diesel pusher RV's. Good torque down low but not a lot of power, which I knew going into it. It has about the same power as what a 6.9/7.3 came from the factory with!
     
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    That’s a hell of a score! An acquaintance of a friend did the 4wd drive conversion when he was doing a camper conversion, lives in Utah, and he said it’s more convenient than putting tire chains on and off but isn’t any better than 2wd with chains. That’s expensive convenience!
     
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    First tank netted us 17 mpg, which was 200 miles (so about half the tank) into a 30-40 mph headwind.
     

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