No, no. Chrysler has nothing to do with FL. FL is directly owned by Mercedes. Mercedes also owns Detroit Diesel, which sold and services the MB 906 motor (my Unimog has the 902.912 iteration of this motor) and does warranty work on the Unimog motor. And at least my local DD dealer (Pacific Power Products) can get all Unimog parts (for the U500) and can work on any part of the U500. There are many more DD dealers than just listed U500 service dealers (on the U500 North America site). I therefore have two service & parts sources in Anchorage! Within 3 miles of my house.
Originally Posted by haven
What I find bizarre is that Mercedes did the engineering to certify the 926 motor (same block, 7.2L) for 2007 but not the 906. They undoubtedly sell thousands of 926s per year (in all sorts of class 6-7 Sterlings, FLs, etc.) but were only selling maybe 80 U500s a year in North America.
Perhaps someone expert in EPA 2010 vs. Euro 5 (also due in 2010) emissions can tell if they are close enough so that Mercedes will relaunch the U500 in NA in 2010.
Unimog U500 with Unicat camper; diesel BMW X5 35d, diesel BJ40 Landcruiser and diesel M37