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Old 08-13-2019, 01:27 PM
TimFreeh TimFreeh is offline
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140k miles of OM651 experience, total of zero emission related problems. My prior new unreliable new Mercedes diesel was a 2006 CDI. It’s still in my family and now has 302k miles on the clock. I’ve had it since 162k and the sum total of all engine issues have been 1 set of glow plugs and a thermostat. It’s been far, far more reliable than any OM61X engine I’ve ever owned.

I’m not saying all new MB diesels are perfect but dire predictions of apocalyptic meltdowns are not a universal reality.

I plan on keeping both of my bluetecs a long time, I’ll certainly update the board of any issues I have.

Last edited by TimFreeh; 08-14-2019 at 12:27 PM. Reason: auto-correct error on original post
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