Its also worth noting that even not very good v6 engines like the 2.8l in my 
'88 GMC can be quite durable. Mine made it to 150,000 miles without ever being 
opened. That includes a hard life being driven by a poor college student and 
the predations of the an 18-23 "mechanic".
-Curt
 

    On Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:11:53 AM EST, Donald Snook via Mercedes 
<mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:  
 
 There are several examples of V8s and V6s that represent extremely durable and 
reliable engines.  The GM 350 (rocket) that was used for decades was/is an 
extremely durable engine -- especially considering the technology at the time.  
The GM 3800 v6 is (in my opinion) one of the best engines ever made - certainly 
the best American made engine.  While I agree the V configuration is not as 
simple as a straight engine, the design has proven to be extremely durable, 
reliable, and as it was improved and updated it became a world class engine.  
BUT, I do get your point about straight engines.  The Mercedes inline 6, the 
BMW inline 6, the AMC 4.0 straight six, etc are all fantastic engines.  

Don Snook 

-----Original Message-----
From: Curley McLain [mailto:126die...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 9:20 PM
To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
Subject: Re: [MBZ] I May Buy This...

I dislike v-8s and despise v-6 engines.  A v6 is completely 
unnecessary.  There is no reason for a v6 over a straight 6.  They only 
add complexity over a simpler, well proven design.

> Mitch Haley via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com> January 31, 
> 2018 at 8:45 PM
>
> I'd rather have a V6 than a supercharged 2.3.
>
> Mitch.




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