Mercedes Benz 4000

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  1. KJM

    KJM Bobtail Member

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    Has anyone had experience with a Mercedes Benz 4000 engine? It’s in a 2005 Freightliner I’m interested in. Thanks!
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Not very common, not many folks know much about them. Might be hard to find parts being they aren't super common. Especially considering its 2022 and supply chains are frigged.
     
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  4. Tom Hank’s Volleyball

    Tom Hank’s Volleyball Light Load Member

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    They sound cool. That’s about it. Plus you get a Mercedes emblem so that helps me score the fräuleins. 5/10 would not use the Strudel Machine
     
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  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I had a 2006 for six years, the next buyer is still running it, so 15+ years it’s still working.
    Kind of gutless, weak engine exhaust brake.
    Always started, even at -34c. 6+ mpg. Cheap to maintain.
     
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  6. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Heavy Load Member

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    I agree, kind of gutless but will pull up to 63,500 kg gross here.

    We have a 2005 Sterling dump truck with the 450 hp Mercedes. Used to pull a pup.

    Always started. Never plugged in.

    Been reliable for us as we’ve had it for 5 years now.
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I drove a '03 Columbia with one for a few years and never had any problems with it. Had 1.2 million miles on it when I quit the company. Was pulling tankers and they never load light. Decent power and always started right up. And on that '05 the only emissions crap would be an EGR.
     
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  8. Alex K

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    I like mine. Not powerful but dependable
     
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