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I've read about ford 6.7 diesel problems. I've owned 2 sprinters (270,000 miles) not one single diesel engine problem. No limp home mode, egr or sensor problems, no turbo failures. No def troubles, nothing. If I buy a Transit next time will the 3.2 diesel have problems like the 6.7?
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Do I detect a troll?

I have one Sprinter with 54,000 miles that had to be towed at 10,000 miles due to a loose air intake hose clamp and at 20,000 miles when it tried to kill me and others when it went into limp home mode at an inappropriate time, Do not have DEF problems because 08 does not have DEF, Sprinter DEF problems are apparently a serious issue.

Strange that you would pick a topic title without referring to the 6,7 engine when that engine is not offered in the Transit. No negatives heard about 3.2 which is offered in the Transit.

If you want to minimize engine emission problems buy a gas engine. A gas engine is simpler than a current diesel by any manufacturer ( except possibly Mazda). Much less add on emission hardware and software.
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Ford builds the 6.7 so wondering if any of those problems could carry over to the 3.2. What goes wrong with the DEF system.
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Do I detect a troll?...Strange that you would pick a topic title without referring to the 6,7 engine when that engine is not offered in the Transit. No negatives heard about 3.2 which is offered in the Transit...
No different than lumping both generations of sprinter engines together. They have nothing to do with each other but are produced by the same manufacturer. It's a legitimate concern. No negatives here in the US because no one has one yet. You'd be better off following UK forums.
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^ experience speaks, thanks for sharing that.
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I've read about ford 6.7 diesel problems. I've owned 2 sprinters (270,000 miles) not one single diesel engine problem. No limp home mode, egr or sensor problems, no turbo failures. No def troubles, nothing. If I buy a Transit next time will the 3.2 diesel have problems like the 6.7?
And what problems are you referring to? The 6.7 is a completely different design of engine, it is built in Mexico.
The 3.2 is on its 3rd revision, has been built for many years, and is built in South Africa.
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And what problems are you referring to? The 6.7 is a completely different design of engine, it is built in Mexico.
The 3.2 is on its 3rd revision, has been built for many years, and is built in South Africa.
Exactly, it is an engine that has been in production 19 years, putting the Powerstroke on the plastic cover is not going to change a thing.
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I don't know of specific problems with the ford 6.7. I've heard some people say that ford has had some problems with the 6.7. A dealer told me that owners idle them to long and that causes a problem. You here so much about clean diesel problems, I wonder if I should even drive mine. The diesel engines have been trouble free in both my Sprinters, I wish I could say the same about the transmission and drive shaft.
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What caused you to go into limp home mode?
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EGR valve replaced under warranty @ 20,000 miles. The problem was not the failure but the programming of the LHM which can occur at any time. I had just completed passing cars on a two lane road with cars approaching from the other direction. After that I no longer trust the vehicle. I would rather have the engine trash itself than to cause me and others serious injury or death due to loss of power.

I will change to a gas engine to eliminate some of the emission stuff. MPG is not as important to me as reliability and service. I have other reasons to change to a gas engine in addition to the emission controls.
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