Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: CURRENT Vito 108d 97: 108d 98: Traveliner 2003 ; Aixam; z1100; xbr500; z440 and many many bits
Location: lancashire u.k.
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there ARE differences but not in the basic engines... they can ALL be successfully upgraded.
108 and 110 do not have intercooling radiators as standard (they may have been fitted as options).. the 112 has one as standard.
108 has a smaller alternator, 112 has the bigger one, 110 can have either.
the turbo has the same basic part number but all 3 are slightly different and subcoded mc1, 2, 3.... normally only type 3 is available as an mb spare (to keep stock levels lower)... they have slightly heavier and re-profiled turbines as the power increases.
not having the intercooler radiator will cause overheating if upgraded to 112 or greater
the turbines often break up if ecu is upgraded to 112 or greater
IF driven sensibly and not "gunned" or "boy racered" it is likely no problems will ever be encountered, even if going from 108 to 112 or greater
---- I have no axe to grind, am NOT in the trade, do NOT supply parts and hate the mechanics who know sod all and try to tell you you can't....... I collect info fro mb and forums and pass it on... NOTHING ELSE...... but if you want to rebuild a gearbox or axle in the sahara... been there, done that.