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Old 08-25-2008, 09:41 PM   #11
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Interesting.

Do you know if the breakage meant that it could not be glued (expoxied) back together again?
As I understand it, the seam separates; not really a break. I'm guessing it could be repaired with the right plastic weld, I would not try epoxy. A solvent made for the specific plastic in question would melt the plastic and create a true weld there both sides are chemically and physically fussed. Epoxy would only adhere to the two surfaces; in doing boat repairs I have found Epoxy to not adhere well to other plastics the do not have an Epoxy resin-base.
I think you would first have to totally separate the cap from the body, clean away all oil residue, sand the mating surfaces and then use the appropriate solvent/weld. There are different welds for different plastics so getting the right solvent would be key.
A crude emergency repair might be possible using wire or hose clamp to physically hold the parts together and an epoxy putty such as "MarineTex" to seal the seam from the outside.
Wish I had one of the many failed parts to fool aroun with; I wander where the great Sprinter Resonator graveyard might be?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:11 PM   #12
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:29 AM   #13
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:37 AM   #14
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This was the screw-fix photo I was trying to find
http://fcrosby.com/public/turbo_resonator.jpg
It was attached to this "thread" on the Yahoo Forum
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/.../message/40390
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:26 AM   #15
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; turned out to be an air filter clogged with dry blowing snow. The tech (in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory) said the snow-clogged filter problem showed up on all their Sprinter sales; they ended up designing an air snorkel modification).

Do you have the name of the garage in Whitehorse? I am in edmonton, alberta, and I have just got a sprinter for my touring theatre company, and we go all over the place in the winter, so if blowing snow clogs the air filters, it sounds like a need one of these snorkels!

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Old 08-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #16
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; turned out to be an air filter clogged with dry blowing snow. The tech (in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory) said the snow-clogged filter problem showed up on all their Sprinter sales; they ended up designing an air snorkel modification).

Do you have the name of the garage in Whitehorse? I am in edmonton, alberta, and I have just got a sprinter for my touring theatre company, and we go all over the place in the winter, so if blowing snow clogs the air filters, it sounds like a need one of these snorkels!

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The Dealer is Metro Chrysler LTD. The web-site is http://www.yellowknifechrysler.com/
The service dept. is http://www.yellowknifechrysler.com/service.php
Don't know the tech's name, but if you simply ask how they have dealt with dry-blowing snow clogging the air filter, they will likely clue into the issue.
My recollection of what he said he did is sketchy. If you look at the set-up you will see the intake snorkel leads from the air-box to the inside of the fender where it goes into a cavity. On the outside of the cavity are "gills" just above the wheel-well on the front right. The Gills are where intake air enters the system and where dry blowing snow comes in (mostly, I think, from the clouds of snow kicked-up by passing trucks). Think he said he installed some sort of "baffle" in the fender cavity, but that does not look easy in the inspection I just did.
In the absence of instructions from the Dealer, I'd start by puling the snorkel out of the hole into the cavity and seeing if I could stuff in some furnace-filter material to act as a fist-line baffle (furnace filter material should not restrict the air flow).
Alternatively, you could leave the snorkle out of the hole into the fender-well so the air is drawn in from the enginge compartment on a winter-only basis.
If your Sprinter is equipped with ASSYST, the gauge on the filter-box will tell you when a clogg is developing (mine was not so equipped so I had not way of knowing it was a clogged filter reather than a split Resonator). If you do not have the gauge, you might consider buying a replacement air-box that is so equipped; it could possibly pay for itself in reduced air-cleaner replacement cost.
Good luck; fixing the air-intake has gone way-down my priority list since I am trying to avoid such driveing conditions in the future with better trip planning. I don't want to get into -40 degree weather again (Fahrenheit or Centigrade...it's the same at -40) as we did for several hours around Watson Lake, YT
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Thanks for the info!
How did you find the heater in minus 40?

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Old 09-06-2008, 11:18 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info!
How did you find the heater in minus 40?

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Cabin Heat.
The cabin heater worked fine; we were comfortable in a light fleece jacket . Cabin was maintained at about 65F (in the front seats; it was probably more like 50F at the back of the van). And, in a storage compartment slightly isolated from the interior, a bottle of Gin developed slush .
Note:All the RV conversion companies (ours is LTV) add insolation. I suspect an RV Sprinter is better insulated than a Passenger Van. On the other hand, don't Passenger vans have an auxiliary heat-exchanger in the rear? If not the back passengers could get cold. Even if it has a rear heater, you may have to block air-flow over the radiator in sub-zero conditions in order to keep the water-jacket temperature in the 180F to 190F range.
Engine Temperature.
We had to keep running the auxiliary-diesel engine heater in order to keep the engine water jacket temperature above 150F . And even with the booster heater on, the engine temp ran about 170F rather than the customary 190F . If I were running in those conditions long (we only saw -40 for about 3 hours) I would stuff a blanket under the mesh bug-screen that attaches to the Grill so as to reduce the air-flow over the radiator.
Diesel.
Never had a gelling problem with the diesel; I assume the area stations were selling a 50/50 #1, #2 winter-blend and I added Power Service additive.
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Prince George, BC; Started fine at 0F.
Ft, Nelson, BC: Started fine at -20F.
Whitehorse, YT; Did not start at -20F. Needed a jump-start.
Gennallen, AK; Started fine at 0F.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:36 AM   #19
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Hey, thanks for all the info. I don't think I have a rear heat exchanger - I've got a big AC unit up at the top and back of my Sprinter - it was imported from Texas first so cooling was more of a priority in its last job than heat. I talked to the Dodge dealer here about how to beef up the heating system and he said they tried ordering a rear heater from MB for a guy once and it was a nightmare, so they sent him to a company here in Edmonton called Polar Mobility, who hooked up some extra heaters in the rear for way less than it would have cost on the official route. With the big alternator I have it's probably best to use some electric heat in the winter, rather than stripping more heat out of the coolant for the cabin. Might cost me a couple mpg, but I'll have happier actors!

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:49 AM   #20
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Pard,

Duuno what your budget is ........ but considering your location, you might want to check into an Espar AirTronic (or Webasto) diesel-fired heater. The AirTronic D2 that I have sips fuel (.08 gallons per hour at the highest setting)and it doesn't use a lot of juice (I've run it in excess of 24 hours on the starting battery only.) Run you around $1600 installed:

Espar - Air Heaters
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