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Old 10-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: Inspection tips for buying a used Sprinter T1N

A service inspection sheet.

This Cintas inspection sheet has some good inspection points. As Jon points out it may not be T1N specific, but still has good information. Thanks goes to jdcaples and Cintas.

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PM Cintas Sprinter.pdf

The original link is here:
http://www.wfservices.biz/PM%20Cintas%20Sprinter.pdf

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An unfolding RSN Rumble Strip Noise cure thread

Doktor A has started a thread which indicates a cure for the transmission RSN aggravation may be on the way. Thanks Andy!

Rumble Strip Noise- Cured
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8245

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Old 10-29-2009, 06:33 PM   #13
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Default Re: Inspection tips for buying a used Sprinter T1N

The tires specified to fit Sprinter 15" wheels are a bit harder to find than for the 16" size

Thanks to brucetheparishiltonfan for this observation.

Post #3 here:
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8297

20101108 edit: Apparently the 3500 dual rear wheel NAFTA Sprinters come with OEM load range D tires. That should open up a bunch more tire choices for the 3500 than was previously thought.

Exhausted the search option for new 3500 tires please help.http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12709

A quote from the single post #15. Thanks goes to Doug and Sailquik (Roger).
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All of the tires that come as OEM ex factory original equpment (Continental Vanco Four Season 195/70-R15 C) and (Goodyear Cargo Vector 195/70-R15 C) are
Load Range "D" rated tires!
Says so on all of the Contiental Vanco 190/70R15C tires on my van.

Some folks here on the forum have been confused that they are Load Range C by the "C" in the description/nomenclature moulded on the sidewall of the tire, which is the way German "commercial" or "Cargo" tires are specified.


"They did not come from the factory with them ("E" rated tires). As long as the tires meet load rating , are rated for dual use , correct for the rim size ( Dia. and Width), do not rub against each other or rub body work there should be no problem."
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #14
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A Couple Checklists to Help

I read in another post where someone had reviewed this Inspection Tips thread before purchase, but forgot to check for a fairly expensive issue. I can see where that can happen while looking over your potential new ride.

I was going to put together a complete checklist to help others in the future. I then realized I'd be reinventing the wheel so I stopped that nonsense. Here's what I came up with. Hope it does some good. AP/vic

Used Sprinter Inspection Checklist

I suggest reviewing the information contained on this website for general used car tips:

http://www.samarins.com/check/simplecheck.html

They include a general checklist here:

http://www.samarins.com/check/checklist.html

Here is a Sprinter specific checklist to use in addition to the above. This checklist is based upon my thread "Inspection tips for buying a used Sprinter T1N" here:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5174

Sprinter Specific Checklist

* Remove the cover and inspect the injectors for leakage.

2014/12/20 Edit: you will need a 5 mm Allen wrench for this. A socket type Allen is best because the rear fasteners are close to the fire wall. Another on the left is deep. If the cover doesn't come up with reasonable force, check that you got all the fasteners. On my 2004 OM647 engine there are 3 on the left and 4 on the right.

As a further check you may also want to take along a bit of soapy water to squirt in around the injector seals. You can get that from your hotel bathtub, or perhaps make a little dish washing detergent (or shampoo?) and water mixture. Generally just looking for evidence of black residue is sufficient.

* Check for a filter minder to verify if the Sprinter has ASSYST.
Another quick check is to press the "mi" button on the instrument panel to scroll the miles indicators. If you see an icon with one or two wrenches above a mile number, the Sprinter has ASSYST.

* Check that all the door locks and remote windows operate properly.

* 2004 - 2006. Try to verify the turbo resonator is a Q5.

* Remember to check for any heavy rumble in the transmission during your road test.

* Check that the heater fan works on all speeds.

* Check the drive shaft universals. They are an expensive repair.

* Inspect the fuel lines are not sagging down and worn through.

* On older models check that the transmission lines are not terribly rusted. The fittings sieze into the radiator making line changes dangerous to radiator health.

* Are there 15" or 16" wheels?

* Check Under the Passenger Side Floorboard for the OEM Jack and Tool Kit

* Remember to transfer any warranty before 30 days pass.


For Fleet/Delivery Vehicles: Turn on the radio and hit the station presets. If all you find is heavy metal and "young people" music it is likely that the vehicle was driven by younger drivers. Even with a well documented maintenance program you may be buying trouble because they like to "cowboy around" as my Oklahoma born uncle described it so well. No maintenance program can void the effects of abuse.

Kick the tires so they'll know you're a professional. (Sorry...couldn't resist.)
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Default Re: Inspection tips for buying a used Sprinter T1N

A recent thread which has some good replies related to selecting a passenger or cargo model for conversion. There are many thoughtful comments. Thanks goes to all contributors. I thought this might help anyone looking. AP/vic

Passenger or Commercial for MX hauler?
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9704
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Buying used T1N vs. NCV3

A recent discussion is here:

Buying used T1N vs. NCV3
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10657

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Default Re: Inspection tips for buying a used Sprinter T1N

Jon (JDcaples) recently posted what I feel is a great overview of what a Sprinter is and some of the differences between the NAFTA T1N and NCV3 models. This single post should provide plenty of information for anyone looking to buy a Sprinter.

Re: 2006 vs. 2007 (US)?
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...530#post103530

If a post doesn't have the other thread posts available the original thread can be accessed by clicking the link in the upper right corner.

Thanks goes to Jon for this thoughtful and informative post. vic
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Adding Options to a Sprinter

Some of this applies to both T1N and NCV3, but I figured it was worth including here so people will know if an option is worth/possible to add to a used vehicle. It's from the Stoopid Things Page 6 Post #59

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Add OEM Factory Order Options NCV3

Many options available from the factory are not easy or affordable to add after the fact. Some are not a practical possibility even if money is not an object. This thread will lead to more detail. It is directed to NCV3 owners, but much applies to T1N models. Thanks goes mostly to JD Caples.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...9259#post79259
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2011/09/04 edit:
Some recent NCV3 info about options.
standard items for 2011? need some clarification
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17464

If you don't order the trailer wiring package with a new Sprinter you cannot easily add a harness and get the TSP Trailer Stability Program option. It's not the end of the world, you'll just be towing a trailer in regular mode. Some more info is here.

2011 trailer brake controller
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17482

Post is here:
Re: Stoopid things I shoulds known!!
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...1&postcount=59

As with all single posts the original thread can be accessed from the link in the upper right corner of the single post.

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Check Under the Passenger Side Floorboard for the OEM Jack and Tool Kit

The OEM jack design includes a two stage piston to get a high enough lift. An aftermarket replacement jack which fits the bill is not easy to find. It's not a deal breaker, but make certain you either get the OEM jack with the vehicle or get enough off the purchase price to allow for it.

A link with some discussion is here:

Suitable OEM bottle jack replacement?
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...258#post119258

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Here's a link with checklists for RV's. I figured it fits for this thread. Thanks goes to Shakatac.

http://www.rvforum.net/joomla/index....layout=default

The original thread is here:

Checklist for picking up a brand new RoadTrek Agile?
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14733
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