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Old 08-07-2019, 03:49 PM   #11
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No need to trade in a good vehicle with such low mileage.

Just get your sensor(s) replaced, a forced regen, and more importantly stop idling your engine.
Maybe I will do that, cause I really like the Sprinter and 21MPG is nice.

As for idling, now I know. I was always under the impression that it was better to leave diesels idling instead of shutting them down. Just gossip I guess.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:11 PM   #12
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Maybe I will do that, cause I really like the Sprinter and 21MPG is nice.

As for idling, now I know. I was always under the impression that it was better to leave diesels idling instead of shutting them down. Just gossip I guess.
I learned the hard way too abooot idling back in the first years. Fortunately it was during the warranty period and on MB's dime. Information on the potential issue wasn't available when I purchased a '2007 emission' vehicle.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:21 PM   #13
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I learned the hard way too abooot idling back in the first years. Fortunately it was during the warranty period and on MB's dime. Information on the potential issue wasn't available when I purchased a '2007 emission' vehicle.
What happened that needed to be fixed? Something more than a forced regen?
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I regret NOT having a Sprinter yet.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:35 PM   #15
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Learn to clean EGR, use correct oil, can't speak to the DEF vehicles - and that's maybe about 90+% of the problems?

+1 on the costs of getting rid of a perfectly running vehicle. Wait until one of your $5k+ repair estimates for a bunch of lame guesses on stuff you don't need to fix the dirty EGR valve - maybe reconsider a swap to gasoline then. Make hay while the sun shines until.
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What happened that needed to be fixed? Something more than a forced regen?
Fouled/sooted up exhaust sensor(s) I recall. Which ones specifically, I'd have to find some old paper work to see if the diagnostic/parts are listed. A forced regen doesn't fix anything that is causing the dpf to build up soot. It is only used after the suspect/underlining issue is resolved.
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