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Old August 24th, 2017, 15:06   #466
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Sorry I have been traveling a lot. We love our E250 bluetec. We have had two issues with it. Once his spring and last month the check engine light came on. I drove to a dealer and they fixed it. They said it was an emissions sensor or something. While waiting at the first dealer, one of their mechanics overheard my conversation with a parts person about a trailer hitch. Later the mechanic came to the waiting room to tell me that at the moment he had both a E350 and my E250 on racks. He said he looked both over carefully and he is very confident that a trailer hitch for an E350 will fit the E250. I plan to order the Curt C11001 model and will have to wait to have it installed in November when I return to the area. I will keep everyone posted.
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Old August 25th, 2017, 09:04   #467
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Sorry I have been traveling a lot. We love our E250 bluetec. We have had two issues with it. Once his spring and last month the check engine light came on. I drove to a dealer and they fixed it. They said it was an emissions sensor or something. While waiting at the first dealer, one of their mechanics overheard my conversation with a parts person about a trailer hitch. Later the mechanic came to the waiting room to tell me that at the moment he had both a E350 and my E250 on racks. He said he looked both over carefully and he is very confident that a trailer hitch for an E350 will fit the E250. I plan to order the Curt C11001 model and will have to wait to have it installed in November when I return to the area. I will keep everyone posted.
Glad you are enjoying your car. I have the hitch harness that was discussed previously here and will be trying to fit it on this September since I am taking a lot of time off. I know an Autologic Mercedes shop in LA who will try it. IndigoBlueWagon has some of the hitches that were discussed here, so if the harness seems to work I'm going to order the hitch from him next. I think it would be good if one of us at a time was the guinea pig, so if you do go first I'll be following you, but I should have some news as well next month. Were the CELs costly to fix? How many miles did you have when the CELs happened? Were you at the dealer long? I have about 30k. No CELs or other issues yet except a few minor ones I mostly fixed during my service times. I'd have to study everything I posted here to remember them. I have 30k flawless miles in city stop and go and on the freeways, my combined went up to 33 mpg from 32 I had at first. I feel like Kojack speeding around the streets.
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 13:24   #468
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Old October 2nd, 2017, 16:30   #469
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CELs went out around 30,000 and 35,000 miles. Cover d by warranty
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Old October 12th, 2017, 01:31   #470
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/bertels.../#5af6b87a35ea
https://phys.org/news/2017-07-daimle...lion-cars.html

I still don't read about a smoking gun, or in this case, tailpipe. Where's the beef?

Also VW is talking about a new diesel engine that meets the new Euro regs:

http://www.dw.com/en/vw-says-new-die...ean/a-40420382
http://www.dw.com/en/eu-introduces-m...sts/a-40311996

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Ah, a Nissan pickup with a tri-star badge. What is the deal with companies and rebranding things? Do they really think the public is that stupid, or are they just that lazy?
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:49   #472
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Ah, a Nissan pickup with a tri-star badge. What is the deal with companies and rebranding things? Do they really think the public is that stupid, or are they just that lazy?

I said to myself "self, that doesn't look like any Nissan truck I've seen!" But upon further internetting:
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It has your choice of 3 diesel engines: two brand new Mercedes fours, or a six. I think that when the false charges of cheating last July are past, those engines will come here. The EPA has already cleared the E250BT engine of defeater type cheating.
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I was wondering about the Nissan connection and then remembered the Infiniti QX30, which is a Mercedes GLA in a Nissan body. With a Mercedes engine, in that case. It's all about amortizing development costs.
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Old November 5th, 2017, 07:35   #475
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https://www.greencarreports.com/news...s-who-has-most

"With low fuel prices persisting in the U.S. and sophisticated exhaust-emission after treatment systems boosting the cost of a diesel luxury vehicle by four figures, Mercedes has removed diesels from its lineup."

Bull. Last chance for Mercedes to triumphantly announce they are bringing their new diesel engine for 2018s at the LA Car Show this December 1-10. Mercedes, why let BMW and Jaguar eat your lunch? Dieselgate is history. VW is back here. You were acquitted. Time to party.

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Old November 6th, 2017, 05:59   #476
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Just learned over the weekend no more 4 cyl Sprinters here. Man, I want to cover mine in bubble wrap now.
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They're not going to put the OM654 in them? That's surprising.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 08:14   #478
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Right now, the only choices on MB USA's website is V6 and V6 + 4WD.

Really a shame, because the 4 cyl I think does an excellent job for most Sprinter needs as a light delivery or vocational vehicle. The tow rating is the same, the cargo capacity is actually more, it has a better transmission, costs less to purchase, uses less fuel, and looks to be a LOT easier to service should the need arise.

It is a fantastic base engine for the model, I think.
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I would look for it (4 cyl) to perhaps come back after they move production and update the sprinters in a couple years.

(or perhaps not....)
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Really makes me wonder why they nixed it here. Was it because it could not jump through the "enhanced" emissions regulatory loops? Or was it due to poor sales?

It would sure seem that Sprinter availability is hampering their sales more than anything. Like they either just cannot build them fast enough, or just do not care to make this market a priority for them.

The Argentine plant (where mine was built) was tasked with helping meet demand I was told, as the Dusseldorf plant just could not keep up. But shoot, they build them in a half dozen or so other plants too.

Could also be that MB USA has done such a good job over these last few decades.... half century really.... of making sure that the American consumer is brainwashed into thinking that the brand is "premium only", which may be a hindrance to sales of commercial vehicles. Even though they are the largest truck and bus manufacturer in the world, all those are sold under their Freightliner or Thomas names, respectively.

And of course the diesel passenger cars and SUVs are gone now. I thought MB would fight harder than VAG did. Looks like they too may have just laid over and said 'uncle'.
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