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post #1 of 11 Old 07-29-2014, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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How Long Will It Last?

I'm new to the site and have not found discussions on how long this engine will last? The history seems to be in Europe. Will this Fiat engine live like a Cummins?

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Most likely not. However, it seems to be doing a good job so far. The Cummins engine is a monster. putting down over 1 Million miles repeatedly is something to be proud of. I doubt VMotorai or whatever made an engine to do the same. But time will tell
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Good question, aren't v8's known to be more reliable and better for long term ownership?
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Good question, aren't v8's known to be more reliable and better for long term ownership?
Not necessarily. V means more moving parts. Here is an example of a part with finite lifespan, the timing chain. The ED has 2 camshafts and 2 timing chains. Cummins BT6 has a single camshaft that is Gear Driven. however, I would expect the ED timing chain to last the life of the vehicle (say 200k to 300k miles).

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I agree with Tim. Diesels usually outlast gas engines. it all comes down to maintaince.
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Its not unheard of for European diesels to last well beyond 300k or so I've read. Prolly comes down to proper maintenance.
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Isn't it pretty hard to tell how long the engine will last? Isn't this a brand new engine, so its not like we have enough time and data to go off of?
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Isn't it pretty hard to tell how long the engine will last? Isn't this a brand new engine, so its not like we have enough time and data to go off of?
No its not....... google it
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2.8 vm diesel engine life - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR

You can "Google" until the 'cows come home'. What you find is a long reputation of reliability for the engine. It has a history of marine and automative applications with long-term reliability of design and components.

Emissions sensors and computer controls may be suspect but the engine has a fine history of reliability. No clue what the transmission and peripherals, like the turbo, will be over a long-haul.
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2.8 vm diesel engine life - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR

What you find is a long reputation of reliability for the engine. It has a history of marine and automative applications with long-term reliability of design and components.
This is what I found. The engine has been around in some form or another for many years and VM Motori has a lot of experience with it. Anything with a turbo needs a good maintenance schedule.

I have a jetta with a 2.0l turbo gas engine. It has bad reviews because people putt putt around the city and don't use proper fuel and oil. I drive mine like I stole it, but, it gets all the tlc it needs with good fuel and correct oil with scheduled changes.
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