Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
There was an 80s vintage BMW diesel, which I looked at once when
searching for my 1979 300TD. Randy Steele warned me off of them,
saying that they had some serious issues with heads leaking, I
believe. Sounds like the rodbender MB engines.
324d or 524td.
It was a smooth and powerful little 2.4L inline six.
Sipped fuel like a 240D, cracked heads like a 1.6L Volkswagen.
Lincoln bought some of the turbo engines in the mid 1980s, if you
can imagine getting 32mpg hwy in a Continental when the speed limit
Then there's the Vixen motorhome, a somewhat brutal environment for
a small turbocharged engine with weak heads.
Nasty little engine that makes a 350SDL/350SD look very reliable.
Expensive little bugger too.
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