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Old 02-26-2019, 10:03 PM   #11
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Just used the coupon for our 2015 Unity. I was all set to change engine oil, filter and fuel filter at home (my rebut to the high cost of MB shop maintenance). I was going to take advantage of an offer for a $399 transmission fluid and filter change, but, the $300 coupon arrived unexpectedly. So, I changed the fuel filter and let them change the oil and service the transmission at 36,800 miles. Their estimate was for over $600 so I'm feeling pleased with getting the tranny serviced and basically getting the oil changed for free. Out the door for $419 and confident in the service provided by MB of Lynnwood, WA. Awesome new Sprinter and MB Van facility.

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Old 03-03-2019, 03:05 AM   #12
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[/QUOTE] "...have also them do the little things, as it would add up to $600 and would allow use of the $300 off coupon and then it’d be “free” for $300..."


I too thought I might take advantage of my $300 savings and get some things done that I would not do myself ...
We were at 43000 miles, had just done oil change and just taken delivery of our ordered fuel fllter. I got out my service schedule and took a look at what would be due soon since we have a 6000 mile trip coming up. My possibillities included the following along with the due mileage and cost per dealer:
40k Fuel filter $500
40k Turbo seal $100
50k Trans oil/filter $600
?? Brake fluid $175
?? Cabin air filter $100
?? Wipers $59

Seems as though the "laundry list" would not really work out, I opted fpr the trans service, which would cost me $300 after the coupon. most of the other things I can do myself and my other nearest dealer's prices are about 20% less across the board...but they didn't send a coupon.

I'd like to hear what other Sprinter owners are paying for these and other 3500 V-6 services .

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Old 03-03-2019, 03:11 AM   #13
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Just used the coupon for our 2015 Unity. I was all set to change engine oil, filter and fuel filter at home (my rebut to the high cost of MB shop maintenance). I was going to take advantage of an offer for a $399 transmission fluid and filter change, but, the $300 coupon arrived unexpectedly. So, I changed the fuel filter and let them change the oil and service the transmission at 36,800 miles. Their estimate was for over $600 so I'm feeling pleased with getting the tranny serviced and basically getting the oil changed for free. Out the door for $419 and confident in the service provided by MB of Lynnwood, WA. Awesome new Sprinter and MB Van facility.
Just wondering..
When you do your fuel filter do you change the turbo seal?
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:09 PM   #14
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My possibillities included the following along with the due mileage and cost per dealer:
40k Fuel filter $500
40k Turbo seal $100
50k Trans oil/filter $600
?? Brake fluid $175
?? Cabin air filter $100
?? Wipers $59
Those seem like punitively high prices. $500 to change the fuel filter? I did mine DIY for under $80 in less than one hour. $100 cabin filter? One can buy the genuine OEM part for $29 online.

I, too, have one of these coupons. And its timely, since I'm at 59k miles on my 2014. But I'm seriously wondering if its even worthwhile at these prices. Its a sad state when dealer service is so expensive that you reject it even at 50% off!

I'm considering utilizing the coupon on the tasks I'm reluctant to do myself:
- transmission oil change
- "renew" brake fluid
- replace poly V belt

Anyone know what MB means by "renew"? Is this a full bleed with fresh fluid?
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:35 PM   #15
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I'm having no luck tracking this offer down.

Any chance that somebody who isn't going to use theirs could send it to me? Don't know if it is transferrable, but worth a try.
PM me if you are game.

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Since you're living in PA.; go to SunMotors(Mechanisburg) and see Bryan Young and mention what I said. I am sure he'll give you one.

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Old 03-09-2019, 12:17 AM   #16
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I'm having no luck tracking this offer down.

Quote "Any chance that somebody who isn't going to use theirs could send it to me? Don't know if it is transferrable, but worth a try.
PM me if you are game.

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The coupon is not transferable..it has the recipient's name and address on it. I have been told by two different dealers that ir is not dealer specific. Somecoupons wer snail malied and some were e-mails. I received both.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:24 AM   #17
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Turned out that my issue was covered by the Diesel Engine Warranty, so I didn't need it after all. Would have been pricey if the codes were slightly different, though.
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Those seem like punitively high prices. $500 to change the fuel filter? I did mine DIY for under $80 in less than one hour. $100 cabin filter? One can buy the genuine OEM part for $29 online.

I, too, have one of these coupons. And its timely, since I'm at 59k miles on my 2014. But I'm seriously wondering if its even worthwhile at these prices. Its a sad state when dealer service is so expensive that you reject it even at 50% off!

I'm considering utilizing the coupon on the tasks I'm reluctant to do myself:
- transmission oil change
- "renew" brake fluid
- replace poly V belt

Anyone know what MB means by "renew"? Is this a full bleed with fresh fluid?
It better mean drain, flush and refill for the sum of $255 I've been quoted.
$78 for poly v-belt...sounds reasonable. $200-$300 for turbo seal replace...the seal costs less than $20 and its a 20 minute job...only reason I'd have the dealer do it is that MB seems to be fairly adament on it being done right. I can DIY but if something went wrong down the road I'm sure I'd lose the battle with MB.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:56 PM   #19
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It better mean drain, flush and refill for the sum of $255 I've been quoted.
$78 for poly v-belt...sounds reasonable. $200-$300 for turbo seal replace...the seal costs less than $20 and its a 20 minute job...only reason I'd have the dealer do it is that MB seems to be fairly adament on it being done right. I can DIY but if something went wrong down the road I'm sure I'd lose the battle with MB.
I talked to a couple dealers. One guy seemed pretty knowledgeable, knew about the specific procedure to drain the torque converter during the 722.9 7G transmission service, etc. He confirmed the brake fluid "renew" was a flush and refill. Also suggested to postpone the V belt if it looks good on inspection, saying he routinely sees them go over 80k miles before showing wear.

That service manager was at Lynnwood, WA and quoted me non-insane prices for "4 corner" brake flush ($150) and the transmission fluid service ($500) which conveniently adds up to $650. They also confirmed that they can take my coupon, which was originally associated to another dealer. You do need the unique "PIN" code on the email/mailer to get the $300 discount. In contrast, the Seattle dealer that was referenced on my email coupon wanted $650 for the transmission and $185-225 for the brakes.

So I've got an appointment for brake fluid service and transmission fluid service on the 21st for $350+tax after discount, and I feel like I won the lottery. Shortly after, I'll do my second fuel filter and 4th oil change myself, making my total service spending thru the first 4 service intervals (= 60k miles on 2014) < $1000.

What is the turbo seal service I keep seeing referenced? I don't see that on the official MB service schedule. Is it related to other engines (mine is OM651) or is it a learned-the-hard-way informal addition to maintenance best practice?
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:54 PM   #20
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What is the turbo seal service I keep seeing referenced? I don't see that on the official MB service schedule. Is it related to other engines (mine is OM651) or is it a learned-the-hard-way informal addition to maintenance best practice?
About a year ago, just before I did my first DIY fuel filter change, I came across a MB bulletin that mandates the change-out of a perfectly good turbo seal when the fuel filter is replaced. This is due (according to MB) to the turbo seal being disturbed, loosened, disconnected, etc., in order to R and R the filter. failure to do so apparently voids the warranty.

Unfortunately every MB dealer person I have queried about replacing the seal when changing the fuel filter doesn't know about such a requirement and they indicate that the seal is not included in the fuel filter change-out service. I have had quotes from $100 to $300 for the 30 minute or less service required to change the seal. Although it is a relatively easy DIY it involves enough technical expertise to make it "scary" as do all things related to the turbo system. Not that I could do not it and do it right but with MB scurtiny upon a seal failure I prefer to have the seal changed by MB.

I managed to remove and replace the filter without "disturbing" the turbo seal (I did move the hose slightly to one side). I have the dealership replace the seal afterwards, cost $100.
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