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Bobnoxious
05-14-2016, 05:28 PM
Has anyone removed the cap from the Power steering reservoir on a 2015? The owner's manual claims it's maintenance free. The "maintenance free" claim is bogus, nothing is maintenance free. I'm afraid to unscrew the cap it because it's plastic and afraid it might have some kind of funky-duty catch or lock.

Bob

CJPJ
05-14-2016, 11:52 PM
Has anyone removed the cap from the Power steering reservoir on a 2015? The owner's manual claims it's maintenance free. The "maintenance free" claim is bogus, nothing is maintenance free. I'm afraid to unscrew the cap it because it's plastic and afraid it might have some kind of funky-duty catch or lock.

Bob
Chuck Norris would never associate with such fearmongering.
Realization: You need to grow au pair.



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Bobnoxious
05-15-2016, 01:49 AM
Chuck Norris would never associate with such fearmongering.
Realization: You need to grow au pair.



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:lol: Like other's have done to me, Should I get all huffy and puffy and send you a private message saying now I don't appreciate you saying I should grow a pair of balls? :lol: NO! Why? Because this is all in fun.

CJPJ
05-15-2016, 04:15 AM
Got the pm.

Bty:' when or if you get over your fear of " the cap" .. and open it! ..far warned; there some-thin in there! :wtf:

I suspect; you won't like it!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cvLfcRnCbAo

irvingj
05-15-2016, 02:47 PM
I hadn't read that the PS system was "maintenance free," but I just looked at mine: sure seems like the cap's locked on there, so I'll leave it alone, I guess.

Dennis, any thoughts/experience here?

Bobnoxious
05-15-2016, 04:28 PM
I hadn't read that the PS system was "maintenance free," but I just looked at mine: sure seems like the cap's locked on there, so I'll leave it alone, I guess.

Dennis, any thoughts/experience here?

Yes, best course of action I suppose. Page 324 of my trusty owner's manual describes power steering. I am curious what the fluid specs are. Someone has suggested there is a plastic dipstick. Yikes!

Bob

This Old Light
05-15-2016, 04:58 PM
Pages 252 to 259 in the owners manual covers engine compartment maintenance and care including checking of all fluid levels. The only fluid check that is conspicuously absent is power steering fluid. Then on page 328 under service products and capacities it says specifically:
"The steering is maintenance-free. Further information can be obtained at any qualified specialist shop. "

Bobnoxious
05-15-2016, 06:00 PM
"The steering is maintenance-free. Further information can be obtained at any qualified specialist shop. "

Thank you Old Light, I saw that too. When the time comes, I think I'll check with three different service departments, I mean qualified specialist workshop, and see what kind of answers I get. Already had one dealer try to sell me the wrong engine oil.

Bob

Bobnoxious
05-15-2016, 07:42 PM
Chuck Norris would never associate with such fearmongering.
Realization: You need to grow au pair.



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May the DTC's of 1000 Sprinters infest your ECU!

Bobnoxious
05-17-2016, 02:47 AM
Chuck Norris would never associate with such fearmongering.
Realization: You need to grow au pair.



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Hey, I grew a pair. Took the cap off and found another plastic dipstick.

lindenengineering
05-17-2016, 04:29 PM
Thank you Old Light, I saw that too. When the time comes, I think I'll check with three different service departments, I mean qualified specialist workshop, and see what kind of answers I get. Already had one dealer try to sell me the wrong engine oil.

Bob

Gents
You asked about checking the PAS fluid and my thoughts.
Well of course the difficulty quotient and lack of information is based upon the maxim that quote ;_ This is nothing to do with you!"
It is for your dealer service department to check and service as deemed necessary! Your position is quietly sipping Starbucks in reception! Then paying the bill for this excellent level of servicing!

How else would dealers get their steady flow of potential service Techs than from the lubrication departments!
In my day (assuming a feeble voice and wizened hand with boney fingers) these folk were at the lowest shop level were known as greasemonkeys or oilers by us mechanics and apprentices who were sent to college to learn the higher skills of repairing customer's cars for profit!
Whereupon many skilled blokes "with Grad papers" would assume a posture of Prima Donna as to look down on the Oilers with mutual disgust and revulsion!

In these days of equal opportunity the source for Techs at the dealership come from the "grass roots" of the Lube Tech bays. Once through the doors and having past a drug test, your are transformed unemployed wretch yesterday then arise a Lube Tech tomorrow!
Complete with passe blue and grey shirt and pants you sport the de-riguer plumber's crack! A capital Countenance

Is it any wonder that you must keep customers out of the shop at all cost!
The very sight of all those hairy plumbers cracks prostrate over a select "E & S class' "doing the lube" to a trophy wife would be enough for her to leave in a scurrying disgust! Complain to her Beau who is factotum in an office and uses a MB monogrammed signature manicure set for his nails and wears hand creme on his Lilly whites!
Then there might even be a nasty call to the general manager and request for a free service to assuage her shock of all this hairy manliness on display by the unwashed shop masses ! Loss of profits and shop efficiency, in short the doom of many a service manager fired to work at Midas!

Who knows you might go on to became a qualified factory tech to sell replacement transmissions in the future when a simple transmission service was all that was required!
You then become a top earner and earn the big bucks even maybe have your photie on the I love 'em a wall, but can't afford a simple dental visit every six months because you are too busy! --Well even keeping your coveted spot with the manager as the top earner and suffering from halitosis !

Every one has a place in this new auto service vision be aware of where you stand in all this!

Dennis
Bespoke mechanic to Royalty and Potentates plus all the other riff raff that graces me with their valued business!:thumbup:

Bobnoxious
05-17-2016, 05:48 PM
Gents
You asked about checking the PAS fluid and my thoughts.

Dennis that's is much too funny!

"Pecking order" is common in all occupations and professions. While I was working...er employed in aerospace, aerospace is where I was tagged with Bobnoxious! Flightline mechanics thought they were better than airframe mechanics. Airframe mechanics thought they were better than system installation mechanics and engineers, supervisors and managers actually believed they were better than everyone else.

One night, my boss told me to go the the flightline to rework something somebody else had gooobered up. When I arrived to the control room, my first course of action was to sit down and enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee and pastry. Since I'm getting paid by the hour there was no sense of urgency, at least not for me, to get right to reworking Hack & Slash's Master POS! Now, to the uninitiated it may appear I was wasting company time. However, that is not the case. In spite of my 15 minute unapproved morale boosting break, I was still able to accomplish my assigned a task in less time it would've taken the average employee.

Anyway, after a few moments, this big fat ugly arrogant middle-aged puke asked me, "Who are you?" Who are you? I asked back! "Duncan Priest, I am the supervisor here," chest all puffed-out while eyeing my pastry, he replied. "Drunken Priest!" "I thought priests weren't supposed to get drunk?!" I said. Needless to say from that point, he never liked me.

At a time convenient for you Dennis, can you share with us the power steering fluid spec for a 2015 sprinter? Thank you.

Ciao,
Bob

CJPJ
05-19-2016, 08:12 PM
The yellow indicator lamp 76521 for the steering is lit when the ignition is switched on.

The power assistance for the steering has malfunctioned.
You need to steer more forcefully.
Carefully continue to a qualified specialist workshop and have the steering checked immediately.

At a time convenient for you Dennis, can you share with us the power steering fluid spec for a 2015 sprinter? Thank you.

Ciao,
Bob B! you can move up the "pecking order" by means of checking the BEVO listing.

:2cents:

Bobnoxious
05-19-2016, 09:08 PM
The yellow indicator lamp 76521 for the steering is lit when the ignition is switched on.

The power assistance for the steering has malfunctioned.
You need to steer more forcefully.
Carefully continue to a qualified specialist workshop and have the steering checked immediately.

B! you can move up the "pecking order" by means of checking the BEVO listing.

:2cents:

Well thank you brotherman Charles!
I am always eager to learn. I'll check. But usually it's it easier just to ask (I am lazy)However, second thought, considering the risk of being told the wrong info, I'll look it up.

Bob

Bobnoxious
05-19-2016, 11:01 PM
The yellow indicator lamp 76521 for the steering is lit when the ignition is switched on.

The power assistance for the steering has malfunctioned.
You need to steer more forcefully.
Carefully continue to a qualified specialist workshop and have the steering checked immediately.

B! you can move up the "pecking order" by means of checking the BEVO listing.

:2cents:

Geez! I went to the BEVO site. Now I need to know what kind of power steering unit I have. :thinking:

lindenengineering
05-20-2016, 03:36 AM
Geez! I went to the BEVO site. Now I need to know what kind of power steering unit I have. :thinking:

Bob seriously!
Simply buy a qrt or two of MB steering fluid at any Benz dealer.
Expect to pay about 9 bucks a qrt for it!
Buy a fine tube funnel to go with it while you are at it, maybe at Walmart (its called tundish if you want to speak yer Kings English Lordship's talk and you will be immediate elevated Rolls Royce status stuff):laughing:
Stay calm and don't panic!:thumbup:
Cheers Dennis

sailquik
05-20-2016, 05:28 AM
Bob,
Might want to RTFM.
It says, on Page 324 of your 2015 MB Sprinters Operator's Manual:

CJPJ
05-20-2016, 01:30 PM
Geez! I went to the BEVO site. Now I need to know what kind of power steering unit I have. :thinking: It a Bosch! Characteristic:
http://www.bosch-automotive-steering.com/fileadmin/_migrated/content_uploads/ZHL_E_08.pdf

Bobnoxious
05-20-2016, 04:05 PM
Bob seriously!
Simply buy a qrt or two of MB steering fluid at any Benz dealer.
Expect to pay about 9 bucks a qrt for it!
Buy a fine tube funnel to go with it while you are at it, maybe at Walmart (its called tundish if you want to speak yer Kings English Lordship's talk and you will be immediate elevated Rolls Royce status stuff):laughing:
Stay calm and don't panic!:thumbup:
Cheers Dennis


Bob,
Might want to RTFM.
It says, on Page 324 of your 2015 MB Sprinters Operator's Manual:

Thank you, your Lordship...I mean Dennis. Only commoners shop at Walfart [sic!] I only buy my fluids from MB because it makes me feel rich and I can pig out on free coffee and pastries. Well, I guess they really aren't free, I am paying for them indirectly. :lol:

I feel sooo stupid Roger!!! I guess RTFM means Read the$&@king manual?:idunno::thinking::lol: I see it now! Right there in front of me. It wasn't there earlier.

You both are awesome, thank you!

May all of you journeys be free of DTC's, MIL's and plugged DPF's!!!!

Acerbic Bob:cheers: