Opinion on OM642.

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Opinion on OM642.

Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 02 Nov, 2017 6:30 pm

Anybody have a OM642 engined vehicle?
Noisy? Reliable? Fuel efficient?
Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole?
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Re: Opinion on OM642.

Post by aleks001 » Tue 07 Nov, 2017 10:09 am

I think the only serious (slightly expensive) issue I have seen with these is stretched timing chains. I personally though would happily get one everything else seems to be very minor/annoying issues. Here is a easy way to check if the chain is stretched if your looking at buying one, also these engines pull like a freight train:

https://mbworld.org/forums/diesel-forum ... ioner.html

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