I don't do many "me too" posts but this one is good for me as well on all
points. With some trepidation I have a new Freightliner M2 on order with
the Mercedes engine, 7.2L 300 hp, FSO 8406 six speed. We ( I ) wanted the C
series Cummins but it's not available in the 106 chassis with hydrodraulic
brakes. Freightliner isn't accepting orders with the Cat engine right now,
don't know what's up with that. Even the Kenworth rep didn't have a
negative thing to say about the Mercedes power plant, we'll see. I DID get
the order in time to avoid the '07 emmissions standards.
On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:34:43 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I drove a MB turbo diesel for a while and loved it.. great engine, IMO...
I'd also have to factor in the it was an early 80's engine and must have
undergone several improvements since then..
Agreed about the "not blowing their head gaskets all over the place" like
many expected to see (me included). But the amazing power/reliability
issues? Ehhh... not so well. At stock or mild levels, sure - they're
pretty reliable. Turned up to sick levels, they're wearing down pretty
quickly. This shouldn't really be a knock on the engine itself, because
people are pushing them to do a lot more than they were designed to do.
possibly, i dont know mikes intentions but i would like to know how i could
be accused of "overreacting" or "blowing smoke" in my PERSONAL OPINION of
someone that neither of us knows. i will apologize if its in order.
Nathan in Montana
Interesting Nate, since I'm betting that all you know of Mike and Deiter is
the same that I know, and your opinion is certainly not based on the same
evidence I've seen. Mike is informative factual and reasoned; Deiter is
congenial, has a sense of humor, and a great leadership style.
Anyone claiming differently has something clouding their vision of the
facts, or has access to info they aren't sharing.
On the side of irony, Deiter is doing exactly what Lee did, and yet, no
complaints about Lee.
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