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post #1 of 10 Old 08-22-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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MB 3.0 CRD compatiabilty with VM Motori 3.0 CRD

With the manufactures changing from MB to VM Motori are any of the parts interchangeable?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-22-2013, 11:16 AM
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If possible I'd like to interchange the trany for sure

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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the pictures I've seen of the VM looks quite different from the Mercedes version. I suspect only the displacement is the same. maybe even the bolt pattern for the transmission is different.

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-23-2013, 08:26 AM
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They would have nothing in common completely different OEMs. Any attempt to swap parts across would require fabrication. It's like trying to use parts from a Chrysler v8 and a Ford v8 or a Chevy v8. Same configuration but different engines, chassis's, transmissions, computers, etc.

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T.... It's like trying to use parts from a Chrysler v8 and a Ford v8 or a Chevy v8. Same configuration but different engines, chassis's, transmissions, computers, etc.
It would be worse than that. The old one is German and the new one is Italian. Vinegar and Oil.
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It would be worse than that. The old one is German and the new one is Italian. Vinegar and Oil.
Germans build engines and Italians design cars......nuff said

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post #7 of 10 Old 08-24-2013, 07:39 AM
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Germans build engines and Italians design cars......nuff said
The veiled dig on VM reliability is noted. Gale Banks however has a huge ton of respect for the new engine though and is using it as a base for development work for the US military. There are a number of notable strength features of the new CRD that speak to long term durability. I think the trick will be in getting ancillary systems to function reliably over time.... Something my Benz CRD certainly has not excelled at in some areas.... Particularly the glow plug circuit and plugs themselves. I have gone through 2 modules and 3 complete sets of plugs in 115000 miles. Compared to the swirl motor issues others have had I guess I should be thankful

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The veiled dig on VM reliability is noted. Gale Banks however has a huge ton of respect for the new engine though and is using it as a base for development work for the US military. There are a number of notable strength features of the new CRD that speak to long term durability. I think the trick will be in getting ancillary systems to function reliably over time.... Something my Benz CRD certainly has not excelled at in some areas.... Particularly the glow plug circuit and plugs themselves. I have gone through 2 modules and 3 complete sets of plugs in 115000 miles. Compared to the swirl motor issues others have had I guess I should be thankful
I have had 3 Mercedes 3.0L diesels with and without DEF in the last 5 years and I have had no issues at all....just luck no matter the manufacturer....

Also remember that the VM diesels running in Australia do not need DEF....that adds a lot of complexity to the VM diesels coming to America.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-25-2013, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hopefully they will get it right this time. VM is 50% General Motors, maybe that will help.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-25-2013, 08:53 PM
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Oh I guess there will be some Torx 10 bolts on the engine.. Those might be compatible lol

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