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BobLLL 11-21-2016 10:45 PM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aqua Puttana (Post 504490)
This comment led us away from the Sticky Topic.

Not my intention.

Aqua Puttana 11-22-2016 01:00 AM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BobLLL (Post 504541)
Not my intention.

No problem at all. The board just took it and began to run with it. Kinda like hooking a Tarpon in the Keys. You toss out the line and it goes where it will.

A bit of meandering is fine, but it looked to me like it could veer off for too long and this is an important sticky.

Keep involved. Your reply was fine. :thumbup:

:cheers: vic

CJPJ 11-22-2016 06:10 PM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
Eight plus years on the original OEM Orange silicone turbo inlet seal. I'll occasionally test its seal by putting my hand on the U-shaped inlet tube; it feels firm and thumps like a ripe melon.

In my case the Nobemercedes warning is not applied
:2cents:

smiller 11-22-2016 06:13 PM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
I personally would consider it acceptable to inspect the seal and re-use it if it is in perfect condition. I think the 'always replace' advice may be more appropriate for a commercial environment where at under 20 bucks it's easier/quicker to replace than mess with inspection, plus the customer pays for it anyway so why accept even minimal liability.

Jbernielh 11-26-2016 04:18 AM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
I tried everything, and could not get the main air inlet pipe (black plastic material) to stay attached to the orange silicon adapter at the turbo.. clean it, dry it, and clamp it.. look under the hood a couple hundred miles later and the black inlet tube had slipped off and the turbo was sucking unfiltered air..
finally used a PRC aircraft product we use on fuel and oil applications and glued the damn orange sleeve into the black tube and problem solved.. 5K miles later and still attached..

Bernie

mikeme 06-11-2017 07:35 PM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
Has anyone put together a good, complete, diy for the fuel filter change which would include the 2015 Sprinter V6, including replacement of this seal?

HappyFamilyVan 06-13-2017 01:30 AM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
OK, call me dense but I may be missing something. I have been changing my fuel filter myself every 10K miles for the last 150k.
The way I learned how to change the filter was on this site. Step 1 was always to disconnect the hose going to the air filter box first, then remove the box, then remove the cover over the fuel filter and other things. The intake hose is never really moved, so how does it deform the seal going to the turbo? And should I be replacing the seal with each fuel filter change?

Thanks,
Happy

smiller 06-13-2017 02:53 AM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyFamilyVan (Post 563228)
OK, call me dense but I may be missing something. I have been changing my fuel filter myself every 10K miles for the last 150k.
The way I learned how to change the filter was on this site. Step 1 was always to disconnect the hose going to the air filter box first, then remove the box, then remove the cover over the fuel filter and other things. The intake hose is never really moved, so how does it deform the seal going to the turbo? And should I be replacing the seal with each fuel filter change?

There is no need to remove the turbo intake hose to replace the fuel filter, and thus no need to replace the seal.

CJPJ 06-13-2017 03:55 AM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
^Yes
Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyFamilyVan (Post 563228)
The intake hose is never really moved, so how does it deform the seal going to the turbo? And should I be replacing the seal with each fuel filter change?

Just to refresh: the warning states; Change Turbo Seal Every Time Inlet Seal Is Disturbed

mikeme 06-13-2017 11:40 AM

Re: Noblemercedes warning: Change Turbo Inlet Seal every time disturbed
 
I am pretty new, and mostly just want to do right by my 2015 3500 3.0 liter engine. just coming up on 20k and the first fuel filter change.

it seems like there may be a couple different MB design changes over the years which change where the fuel filter is located (relative to the air intake to the turbo)

the one on mine looks very close to that intake hose.

I have been ordering parts for a couple weeks. first the fuel filter, then some specialized pliers for the oem fuel hose clamps, and now an intake hose seal.

when I have all the parts, and a little time, will report if, indeed, I need to disturb the intake hose to turbo connection to replace the fuel filter.

(further advice welcome)


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