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Post by Shuggiegreen on Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:33 pm

Does the new AS Bourton 2015 mercedes need an additive added to the fuel ? If it does where do you purchase the additive and is it costly and where do you put the additive in the vehicle ? We currently have a VW GL Clubman  which I like very much and a Static Caravan but I enjoy the motorhome more so we are considering selling the static then trading in the VW for the new Bourton.It is a very costly business and we dont want to make any mistakes so your vies would be interesting.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:57 pm

Are you talking about Adblue, for the DPF regeneration. If so its in a tank behind the front offside bumper, gets filled during normal services, enough for over 30000 miles I think. As a user you won't know it is there.

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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:25 pm

At the moment the 2015 Sprinters AS use still have Euro 5 engines without Adblue.  The Adblue required for Euro 6 takes up quite a bit of space and weighs about 50kg so its use will have a big impact on AS.  The Mercedes bumpf syas it will only need topping up at routines services BUT Adblue dispensers are appearing at filler stations all over Europe...!!!!

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Post by Shuggiegreen on Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:33 pm

Peter so you are saying the an we looked at will be the Euro 5 engine is that correct ?
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Post by padraigpost on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:16 pm

Peter is correct in that A/S are still building on euro 5 engined sprinters.
The euro 6 engine is more expensive to buy [I believe there is a £1200 price difference] the adblue tank is mounted on the offside engine bay with a capacity of 18 litres, my Bourton has the euro 5 which I am quite happy with as it will be many years before euro 5 engined vehicles will have pollution issues in cities.
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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:18 pm

Yes, that's certainly what the AS spec for the Bourton says.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:23 pm

Boris Johnson is talking about adding £10 to the London congestion charge for any non-Euro 6 diesels this summer. But who wants to go into Central London.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:34 pm

Peter Brown wrote:Yes, that's certainly what the AS spec for the Bourton says.

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This EU document [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] appears to say that ALL diesel engined vehicle designed for transport must meet Euro 6 if registered (not built) after 1 Jan 2015. If so how does AS sell Euro 5 engined MH?

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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:48 pm

Euro-6 will be introduced on light commercial vehicles type approved from 1 September 2015 and all light commercial vehicles registered from 1 September 2016

I've been on several web sites and the above statement is the most common.

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Post by Shuggiegreen on Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:09 pm

Thanks Peter.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:14 pm

Yes, my link probably refers to car types. So it is likely that any chassis cabs AS get after 1 Sept 2015 will be Euro 6. Mercs current brochure for the Sprinter does say that for vehicle mass over 2840kg Euro 6 engine is standard, but AS presumably have other arrangements. How far ahead to AS buy in their chassis cabs. Mine was built 26/3/10 but registered 31/3/11.

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Post by Claytaa on Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:46 pm

When I ordered my Bourton (delivered 25th Oct 2014) I was offered the Euro 6,at no extra cost. After a few calls to people in the haulage game I quickly declined and have a Euro 5. The general opinion is that the Euro 6 is more trouble than it's worth, more expensive and if it goes wrong ........?
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Post by tony50 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:23 pm

I would contact a Mercedes main agent, sometimes motorhome chassis's are quite old before being built on.

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