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xriss
01-10-2013, 07:41 AM
hi guys just looking for recomendations on the best/most conprehensive service maual

my vans a 2005 5speed manual trans 2.7 OM612.....cheers all:thumbup:

maxextz
01-10-2013, 01:26 PM
this is a new one ive never seen before,these haynes are usually very comprehensive.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4902-Haynes-Manual-Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-1995-to-2006-/181049224284?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litte rature_ET&hash=item2a275fec5c

or this one is good too.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Sprinter-2-2-2-7-CDI-2000-2006-Workshop-Manual-MBSWH-NEW-/400375244521?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litte rature_ET&hash=item5d383966e9

Chocolate man
01-10-2013, 03:05 PM
Hi I have the Haynes manual it seems to cover most thing in a good amount of detail. I am still learning about my sprinter and its come up with most of the answers so far. I dose have the cover all statement " best carried out by a Mercedes dealer " but al in all quite useful.

rebelyell
01-10-2013, 03:38 PM
Factory Manuals are the best...

Check this out - http://aie-services-2.net/Sprinter/

mendonsy
01-10-2013, 05:28 PM
Factory Manuals are the best...

Check this out - http://aie-services-2.net/Sprinter/

Those are good, but they are NAFTA specific and he has the Euro version so some stuff like the manual transmission won't be covered.

Boater
01-11-2013, 01:45 AM
I've rebuilt my engine twice now using that Haynes manual, the coverage is pretty good. It does as noted recommend some jobs like fine tuning the timing and strip down of gearbox are left to dealers/specialists but both are probably not a good idea to try at home.

The main problem you will find with that manual is that it only covers the 2.2 and 2.9 engines, not your 2.7, and there isn't that much to a van apart from the engine....

The other manual I have but use less is a Peter Russek manual. That one is for 2.3 and 2.9 engines only, BUT I seem to recall they do have another 1 or 2 manuals for the sprinter covering different engines, I certainly recall having to make sure I picked the right one from a line up.

It covers all the main areas but it is smaller with smaller text that Haynes and the chapters are not as easy to identify and find. Also it doesn't have photos but uses lots of drawings. In some places it goes into more detail, in other places less, it is certainly a bit less patronising than Haynes can be at times, but on the subject of timing for example it goes as far as to mention that there are 3 different methods to fine tune it, and briefly describes each noting that you really need a dealer to do it by any of them.... :D:

I don't think Haynes make another Sprinter manual, so without access to dealer workshop manuals your best bet is to search ebay for Peter Russek.

Jim

xriss
01-12-2013, 04:24 PM
thanks chaps:thumbup: