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Old 06-20-2018, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Sprinter versus Transit.

Geez whiz, look at all these Ford features compared to Mercedes.

1. Operator commanded DPF Regeneration.
2. Regeneration in progress notification.
3. Simpler diagnostic user interface.

My fantasy vehicle; a Sprinter married to a Ford F-250 4x4 chassis.

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Old 06-20-2018, 05:40 PM   #2
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Geez whiz, look at all these Ford features compared to Mercedes.

1. Operator commanded DPF Regeneration.
2. Regeneration in progress notification.
3. Simpler diagnostic user interface.
Better yet is to eliminate all three requirements and just buy a gas engine. Less fuel mileage but less maintenance costs.
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Better yet is to eliminate all three requirements and just buy a gas engine. Less fuel mileage but less maintenance costs.
Not to mention any MPG diesel increase is off set ( in my area) by the diesel costs of plus 25% over gas.

As far as a fantasy how about a Sprinter witha Toyota or Honda drive line.
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Default Re: Sprinter versus Transit.

In AZ the prices of Gas vs Diesel is plus or minus $.05-.10 depending on the station.
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Not to mention any MPG diesel increase is off set ( in my area) by the diesel costs of plus 25% over gas.

As far as a fantasy how about a Sprinter witha Toyota or Honda drive line.
Or maybe a Ford F-150 drive train?
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Better yet is to eliminate all three requirements and just buy a gas engine. Less fuel mileage but less maintenance costs.
Quite true brother Dave, but their exists something special about diesels. The sound, faint smell of ammonia wafting in the chilly morning air, exhilarating torque...and "Destination anxiety." Diesels have soul! Diesels are the masculine version to gasoline.

My fantasy vehicle, Tesla traction motor/battery adapted to Sprinter. Plug an play.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:58 PM   #7
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Not to mention any MPG diesel increase is off set ( in my area) by the diesel costs of plus 25% over gas.

As far as a fantasy how about a Sprinter witha Toyota or Honda drive line.
Mine is the GM 8.1L gasser, 15+K# GVWR with a very robust tow package, tow my 14+K# trailer load over the Rockies without straining.

4x4 and good clearance, 4.10 axle ratio and locking diff for off-road.

Plus extra long and tall.

Obviously not worried about mpg
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:56 AM   #9
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Quite true brother Dave, but their exists something special about diesels. The sound, faint smell of ammonia wafting in the chilly morning air, exhilarating torque...and "Destination anxiety." Diesels have soul! Diesels are the masculine version to gasoline.

My fantasy vehicle, Tesla traction motor/battery adapted to Sprinter. Plug an play.
My Ecoboost has it all over my 2.7 and 3.0 MB diesel, has more torque and horsepower, twin turbos, direct injection, it is a diesel with spark plugs.

Go test drive an ecoboost, then tell us all about Sprinter torque.
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Quite true brother Dave, but their exists something special about diesels. The sound, faint smell of ammonia wafting in the chilly morning air, exhilarating torque...and "Destination anxiety." Diesels have soul! Diesels are the masculine version to gasoline.

My fantasy vehicle, Tesla traction motor/battery adapted to Sprinter. Plug an play.
Once you get the diesel disease for some there is no known treatment. Have been there and done that but fortunately was able to get treatment to cure the disease.
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