Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: E320/E250 Bluetec Ford F350 6.7l
Location: V E G A S
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Quoted: 2003 Post(s)
I just replaced the V6 3l engine on my W211 as the old one suck water in the puddle.
Took the old engine apart just to inspect it. I drove it for last 20k, when previous owner was single woman servicing it at dealer.
I got confirmation that the only transmission service was done at 40k, so good guess that the engine had oil changes at FSS +- 13k intervals.
So after 180k miles, the cylinder bores still have honing marks.
EGR and intake "could use" cleaning, but it did not create problems.
I rebuild turbo, but comparing new and old bushing plays - they are the same, so it was premature rebuild.
Timing chain/sprockets look good. Scan did indicate that injectors have been replaced in the past, but I don't have solid records for that.
There is still long way from 180k my engine had to 1 million we would like to see and you still have to deal with motor mounts, VR, intercooler seals, but for such complexity the engine is holding very well IMHO, just observing original recommendations.