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Old 03-11-2016, 02:26 PM   #21
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I totally agree, however, people who love their Chevys will take the leap of faith, (and it will likely turn out to be a great engine)...
I am sure you are correct on that.

Will be tough to get a good test drive, though, until someone builds an RV on one to load it down.

Robert Ryan mentioned the Motori 428 being around a while so pretty proven. Wiki lists it back to 2001 with a fuel delivery update in 2010. Also said Motori is owned by Fiat.
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I'd go for the Sprinter V6, because it has been out for almost a decade and most of the kinks are worked out. I just don't trust new engine designs until they earn their bones on the roads for a few years.
I wouldn't consider it a new engine. It has been in use for 5 years and is an upgrade on an engine that has been used for 15 years. Just new to the GM vans.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...Motori_engines
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Plus there is a long warranty. I'd buy it if I wanted an RV on the Chevy platform.
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It's just an MPG play, and a good one at that. Not for towing. In the Colorado/Canyon, the tow rating only increased 600 lbs over the V6 gas engine.

The old engine must have been de-tuned for the van application. This same engine in my Silverado is 425 horsepower and 795 ft lbs of torque - it's a beast!
Sprinter is rated at 7,500lbs in the US. Exactly the same Sprinter, is rated 4,400lbs in Australia. So what the 2.8 can do is a mystery.
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Sprinter is rated at 7,500lbs in the US. Exactly the same Sprinter, is rated 4,400lbs in Australia.
That's due to the opposite Coriolis force.
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