View Full Version : Anyone recognize this part?

03-11-2015, 04:23 PM
This was laying in the street where my Sprinter usually parks.

I did a quick look and there is no obvious place for it and my engine is far cleaner than this.


03-11-2015, 05:15 PM
this is a brace that holds the upper radiator hoses, It seems not to be from a sprinter

03-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Maybe I'll go hand it to my neighbor and see if it fits one of their cars.

03-11-2015, 05:39 PM
and yours is still in the van?

03-11-2015, 05:49 PM
and yours is still in the van?

Okay, the vote now seems 1-1. :idunno:

Is it or is it not a Sprinter part?

The only spot in my van that looked even remotely like this could fit there is dry as a bone. This thing is soaked in oil.

03-11-2015, 06:45 PM
LOL, well it is hard to see just from a picture without size references, but nevertheless, this could have fell down time ago where the oil accumulates in engine bay floor, that is why it is broken on both rings, and just now this fell off. to be sure if it is or not, just look inside the hood and inspect radiator hoses. there are two hoses one is the upper radiator and the other I think it is a by pass going to the thermostat housing, these two hoses are parallel to each other and this ring is to prevent friction between the two.
I do not have the van right now to show you in a picture

03-11-2015, 11:23 PM
Yes, it is from the Sprinter. At least my T1N has one. And mine is broken just like that.

03-12-2015, 12:00 AM
thanks ciprian!!

03-12-2015, 12:31 AM
So where is it suppose to be? On the upper radiator hose?

This thing must have been laying on a frame rail or something for awhile.

03-12-2015, 07:32 AM