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Old 10-14-2019, 11:26 AM   #71
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Jaahn.
Yes you are correct, I have been commenting on 3 vehicles today and got mixed up, sorry. Eric.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:33 PM   #72
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I believe these were converted to 4x4 before MB got the model numbers updated. It definitely has the ZG1 option on the list (selectable 4x4 & rear diff lock). So its part-time 4x4 with no low range.

I just talked to Eric about this van. I think he got confused about a different van he was looking at at the time. This is 4x4 and auto, he used to have one exactly the same as this! There was an identical batch of these imported for the Sydney Olympic games.

He sold his because he needed low range, and he said these older vans just don't have anywhere near the torque of the CDI and without low range that becomes a problem. Also the gearing is very low in these. The 4x4 conversion puts in 4.2 diffs, and the old auto trans has a 1:1 top gear. This means it is screaming at highway speeds and the old OM602 doesn't like screaming. He said he wouldn't recommend this for anyone wanting do do any long distance touring.
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There is a collection of unusual statements here. So I would warn that anyone interested check what vehicle they are looking at and what people are talking about here.

The 2000 4x4 auto will IMHO have a 4 speed auto. It would suit me for touring if I wanted to buy it, but I do not. Sure you might have to drive a bit slower on the long boreing bits. So ???? That is what I do and save fuel too.

While it is true SOCOG did get a couple of batches of 312D buses for the Olympic Games, as far as I know they were all converted to seats, and a wheelchair lifter and holddowns for chairs, and used for disabled transport for the games and the disabled games. I do not see where a 4x4 was required in Sydney for games access. Busted

The seller of that nice bus actually said it was an ex ambulance from the NT as I remember. Perhaps there was some confusion between several different vehicles by several people.
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:14 AM   #73
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A couple of nice ex army low km 4x4 2004 Mercedes-Benz 316 Sprinter ex ambos coming up for sale.

https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item...oors/103600825

https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item...oors/103600812
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:06 AM   #74
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soooo nice in drab green! 37K in Sydney!
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Old 11-20-2019, 03:40 PM   #75
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NOT a 4x4, but I found this yesterday in your guys' neck of the woods thinking it could be a good conversion...

https://www.rbauction.com/2001-merce...gn=syndication
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:45 PM   #76
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NOT a 4x4, but I found this yesterday in your guys' neck of the woods thinking it could be a good conversion...

https://www.rbauction.com/2001-merce...gn=syndication
I'm sure I saw that same van sell on eBay earlier in the year. Buyer beware I guess.

It also has the hieroglyphics of death:
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:17 PM   #77
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I'm sure I saw that same van sell on eBay earlier in the year. Buyer beware I guess.

It also has the hieroglyphics of death:
is that the sprint shift i've heard stories of?

i only brought it to your guys' attention because I really have liked my camper build in a box truck. it's worked out really well. but yes, if it's got known bad parts, please disregard!!!
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:15 AM   #78
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Yes . That is a sprintshift
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:22 AM   #79
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A couple of nice ex army low km 4x4 2004 Mercedes-Benz 316 Sprinter ex ambos coming up for sale.

https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item...oors/103600825

https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item...oors/103600812
Does anyone know how much these sold for?
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Does anyone know how much these sold for?
Looks like another one here now
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cond...van/1233361688

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