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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?
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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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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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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That's another reason why I like this engine, it has been around for some time, not completely new, so there's some history of it to look into.
 
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