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Old 12-24-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Keep Your Westy

Several Westy owners have switched to newer, sometimes larger Class C Sprinter-based RVs, some Westy owners have kept ther Westy but added another one or more RVs to their fleet, one owner has two Westies (one currently for sale), and one owner has purchased 3 Westies (and sold 2) over time.

The T1N versus NCV3 Sprinter platforms has been a subject of debate.

The T1N Sprinter engine is generally liked by LindenEngineering, Dr. A, and others (search their postings) even with their known quirks. Easier maintenance and repair than the newer NCV3s. Also, the newer NCV3 s require lower sulfur diesel than available in some countries like Mexico (yes, there were some gas NCV3 in some model years).

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...16&postcount=3

The newer NCV3 with BluTec emissions (there are different iterations) has many nice features from an overall vehicle comfort, etc., but here's an interesting thread (see LindenEngineering's post #6)

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...450#post613450
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Keep Your Westy

All totally true.

The other side of the coin is that driving and riding in a NCV3 is a far more refined experience as compared to a T1N. I would LOVE to have my old T1N engine running in my current NCV3 chassis. My I4 engine is a dream, but I would give it up to get rid of the hassles of the ill-conceived emissions system. That said, it is very clean, which is also worth something.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:28 PM   #3
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The newer NCV3 V6 engine may not be as long-lasting as our T1N 5 cylinder (or whatever conclusion you want to make).

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...9&postcount=11

Full thread:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=68660
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:03 AM   #4
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More detailed info from LindenEngineering re importance of good maintenance (cooling system) for T1Ns to get a million miles.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...11&postcount=7
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