Advice on buying a 2011 Vito van

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I'm in the market for replacing my work van and have benn looking at a 2011 Vito van 113cdi are they reliable anything to watch out for and do they have the om651engine with the timing chain problems that many have suffered?
 

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Hi, I have a 2007 109cdi (611 engine), I can advise based on that if you think it may help.?
 

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I'm in the market for replacing my work van and have benn looking at a 2011 Vito van 113cdi are they reliable anything to watch out for and do they have the om651engine with the timing chain problems that many have suffered?
I had one from new in 2012 and it covered in 4 years 120k and been remapped from new also carried in excess 1t all the time and never missed a bit pretty much bomb proof.
Good luck with your search ac and comfort seats is a must.
 
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Hi, I have a 2007 109cdi (611 engine), I can advise based on that if you think it may help.?
I don't think it will be that relevant as it's the older model with the older engine but thanks anyway.
 
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I had one from new in 2012 and it covered in 4 years 120k and been remapped from new also carried in excess 1t all the time and never missed a bit pretty much bomb proof.
Good luck with your search ac and comfort seats is a must.
Sounds promising this one has ac but not comfort seats. Did yours have the om651engine in yours?
 

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Am I right in saying they all suffer from timing chain problems?
Never experienced such problems.
Only can talk on my own experience.
 

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I don't think it will be that relevant as it's the older model with the older engine but thanks anyway.
Fwiw I didn't think so either, but didn't want you to feel ignored either mate.
 

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2007 and 2011 Vitos are both W639 - it was just a facelift in 2010. The current version (W447) came out in 2014.
W639 Vito up 2010 used the 646 engine 2010 onwards 651.
 

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Yup the OP mentioned the OM651, just pointing out that the van itself wasn't a different model ("the older model with the older engine") ... just a facelift.
 
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Thanks yes it's more the engine reliability of the 651 I'm interested in not the facelift part of things as the 651 engine is fitted to quite a few models I thought many owners would be able to chime in on its reliability.
 

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Thanks yes it's more the engine reliability of the 651 I'm interested in not the facelift part of things as the 651 engine is fitted to quite a few models I thought many owners would be able to chime in on its reliability.
At the risk of appearing to proffer further (unwelcome :p) advice Robsey29, perhaps a thread titled something like "651 engine reliability or issues advice wanted".
Whilst this forum is indeed frequented by quite a number of knowledgable & experienced folks, IMHO it does seem that the inclusion of a commercial vehicle in the title serves to alienate a good number of them.
Perhaps a more ambivalent title would encourage those more precious types to post some pertinent observations without fear of sullying themselves in a "Van thread" .?? ;)
 

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Vito 2011, having stripped it down to replace a faulty seal in the INJ pump, I decided on changing the timing gear also due to the horror stories I had read about the OM651.

I have to say the chain, sprockets and guide rails are all in very good condition - 100k work horse.

I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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The 2011 113cdi Vito has the 651 engine and appears to suffer with no problems that I've come across but the gear box linkage is a real pain, it usually has to be adjusted at every service.
 

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