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Old 01-04-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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2.7l I5 Turbo Diesel Engine Info

I am looking for information on the 2.7L I5 TURBO DIESEL engine?

POWER....

NOISE.....

EFICIENCY.....

GENERAL OPINIONS.....

I am considering the purchase of a class B motorhome with this engine in it!

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Old 01-04-2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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Who manufactured the engine for this motorhome. How many miles does it have? Do they have the engine service records? Got pictures?
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:52 PM   #3
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At a guess, are you talking about the engine used in some of the mini-Winnebagos, Shabarros I think they were called?

If so they were made by Renault, by reputation an okay engine at least for a French automotive product (but perhaps made in Italy- the best possible combo!) No longer supported by the manufacturer in North America but I seem to recall there is a small business with a web presence that imports parts from the motherland. I found it on Google.
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that would be the.......

mercedes benz dahlmer chrysler dodge freightliner......diesel.

usually refered to as the "dodge sprinter van" with a "mercedes engine"

this is a world wide motor and used in LOTS of the f-liner vans....delivery, postal, rvs and so on. at least 10 class b rvs are built on this chassis and with this motor. rumored to get 22 mpg.......airstream does 3 models on this platform.

i drove a canadian rv b van and it was nice.......
modest hp, but with the turbo it makes a lot of torque. it is a lot better set up that the old vw vr6 for hauling but really the performance #s are about the same.....but with better mpg and longer life and better towing capacity. as i recall 150 hp or so but 240 ftlbs torque......not really noisey....for a diesel.


my understanding is that in 07 this engine will be replaced with a bit bigger (4 liter ?) but that's not a reason to wait.

are you looking at the airsteam b van or some other brand?

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