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Cool truck

Post#1 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:35 pm

https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/merc ... 50040a4bca

Interesting configuration you don’t see many of these four door 24 V

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Post#2 » Sat May 18, 2019 7:21 pm

1993 - importable too
1984 W460 280GE Cabrio

Matt19hsc
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Post#3 » Sun May 19, 2019 1:17 pm

really cool truck. What would be the upside/downside of a 24v truck?
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Flanker525
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Post#4 » Sun May 19, 2019 1:36 pm

Matt19hsc wrote:really cool truck. What would be the upside/downside of a 24v truck?


24v specific parts can be very, very expensive.
Can't jump start it with a normal car or battery pack.

It is possible to covert them to 12v.

Someone else will have to chime in on any upsides.
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Leitkreuz
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Post#5 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:16 pm

Matt19hsc wrote:really cool truck. What would be the upside/downside of a 24v truck?


Positives
Besides AMP management the only real 24v upsides that I personally know for the G klasse is that you can take advantage of their NATO receptacles. Such as the one inside the engine bay. I've also seem some users use converters to acquire 12 and 24 volt receivables and bolt them onto the front of their G klasse to operate various tools from. Sort of like what the military spec Unimogs have. I think the Dutch do this to their own 290s. There's also a debate as to 24 volt rated heaterplugs to-be more effective than the 12s, but it's a rather biased topic.

Negatives
All and all I've opted for 12 on my 250GD for the reasons Flanker525 mentioned. The costs. Acquiring 24 volt rated parts aren't worth the hassle, especially if you plan to have your truck for a good while. You're also expected to buy a second battery pack, adding to upfront costs. From my experience of owning a 12 volt 250GD I've had not a single issue with my heater plugs or electrical system. Not a one. Changing this 24 volt example into a 12 volt one is totally possible. And I'd personally recommend it.
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dcurbet
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Re: Cool truck

Post#6 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:22 pm

Anyone know the code for this paint?

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Leitkreuz
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Post#7 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:30 pm

dcurbet wrote:Anyone know the code for this paint?


I think it's RAL 6031 Bronzegrün.
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HolsonY
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Re: Cool truck

Post#8 » Sun May 19, 2019 3:15 pm

Looks like it has A/C too?
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dcurbet
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Post#9 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:12 pm

i cant really tell, pics are too blurry and the engine compartment is not visible enough to tell either.

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Post#10 » Sun May 19, 2019 7:40 pm

'really cool truck. What would be the upside/downside of a 24v truck'

I decided to keep mine 24volt, the starter looked alot more industrial. I read alot of folks talk about better starting in cold, and Im in -20f routinely. Adding a 24v webasto as well for this.
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