MB - Any comments on E290 TDI or E 300 TDI?

Monique

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New on this fine site.

Considering a 290 or 300 TDI from 96-98. Any specific issues about the cars, powerplants/drive train?

Like any manufacturer, MB does not admit to any issue.. bit like Porsche and the RMS failures in their water coolers. :eek:

Write on fellow petrol heads! :D
 

Dieselman

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There is no 300TDI.

The 290 engine is the direct injection engine out of the Sprinter van. It is a good unit but not very powerful as it is tuned for torque and economy. The 300 uses an indirect engine which is smoother and generates more power, though has less economy.

Drive them and see which suits your requirements.
 
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Hello mate,

Thank you for the comments. Do you know of any issues with either type of engine???
 

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