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Longevity for our engine/transmission

 
Old 10-10-2018, 01:25 PM
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Living is Eastern Europe for 31 years i know that is very common people there buy MB cars with 200 k miles and then they drive them another 100k. I always though that cars in Germany are lasting long because they drive much faster than US, where you're always stuck in traffic. Very curios if someone on this forum is from Germany and can tell us if they have the same issues base on one of the most discussed MB forum there.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:53 PM
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Most problems with modern auto engines are, over use of plastic, think chain guides etc. then there is the out sourcing of component manufacturing think worn out timing chains and sprockets, then there is epa mandated lubricants, think too much oil consumption and sludgeing, then there is the over use of aluminum, think easily scored cylinder bores, then there is the cutting corners in the engineering department, think head gasket failures. And then the just lack of what german engineering used to be, think the electric wires that had vegetable base insulation that cracked shorted and mice love to eat. Engineering has gone from people that understood what they were doing to educated idiots that sit behind computers all day long, they unlike the old guys, like say Wernher Von Braun that could make his own parts on a lathe or what ever, most have never got their hands dirty.
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