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2006 SPRINTER BLOWN ENGINE

I recently replace an engine on my 2006 sprinter after 188,000 miles.$10000 was the cost but my question is why did it blow? There was a torn piece of metal came off the upper cam shaft (you could see it by opening the oil cap and look in). I was told once you can't idle these engines for very long , but I can't get a clear anwser to this. I use additives in my fuel, oil changes every 10000 miles, fuel filters replaced every 15000,but the engine still blew.I'm out 1 year profits, but I need to know why it blew so it does'nt happen again.

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    2007 Sprinter Blown Engine 150,000 ks .Serviced every 8 to 10,000ks.

    Have done the brakes 2 times. This morning the van would not start gave it a boost only goes in low gear this is the 2nd time this has happened.Had to replace the gear shift.We are not very happy. In need of help .

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If youve done 188,000 miles in two years then i suspect that vehicle has more than most contributed to your bottom line.old age,wear and tear,metal fatigue,over reving,over loaded,broken timing belt,to name just a few of many possible reasons why it failed but at the end of the day it has done a lot of mileage in a very short time.Other contributing factor may be driver/s style and type of traffic conditions city/hiway.Without spending obcene amounts of money x raying and testing to attempt to isolate the exact reason no one in thier right mind would give you a specific reason for the failure.Good luck,hope someone else can think of something

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