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Old 05-02-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Picked up a parts sprinter, possibly overheaded

Got on facebook marketplace and saw a sprinter for sale 300 miles from me, grabbed my dolly and bought it 500$ on a whim. Pretty impressed how well she towed behind my T1N. I ran 20.2 mpg thru the UP to Northern Minnesota. No mountains but some long steep grade, no problem. This one I picked up has 250k, it's the om647 2006. Before I start tearing into it for parts how can I tell if its toast from overheated? Not positive I wanna fix it but would like to investigate a bit. Where would you start to check for signs of overheating past checking oil and coolant? Was 500$ to much for no start rust belt sprinter? Will my the star system I have but have never used be key or can I diagnose it mechanically?

Also does anybody just happen to know if doors with electric locks and windows can be put on vans that didn't come with it stock? Is the harness the same? Plug n play?

If anyone needs little plastic parts connectors or miscellaneous hardware let me know and as long as I am gonna part it out ill give away simple small stuff for cost of first class post.

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Old 05-02-2019, 05:44 PM   #2
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Put a wrench on the main pulley and if the motor turns over....
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Does it have armrests? I need several little things, like trim piece under headlight(passenger side), possibly vents if they're any good. I'm sure I'll think of more.
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Does it have armrests? I need several little things, like trim piece under headlight(passenger side), possibly vents if they're any good. I'm sure I'll think of more.
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Armrests yes trim vents are in sorts rough shape as all are im guessing

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Put a wrench on the main pulley and if the motor turns over....
It turns over. I didn't know if that was a surefire test.

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I'd imagine you can probably get close to $500 for that roof rack alone.
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Also does anybody just happen to know if doors with electric locks and windows can be put on vans that didn't come with it stock? Is the harness the same? Plug n play?
Windows can probably be added (they only need power, wires and switches, not "smarts").

Remote door locks require programming the ECU that you've got them
(it probably has the programming, but requires a (paid for) "secret key" to activate the feature.)
SOS Diagnostics may be able to enable the feature ... but then you'd also have to program the *keys* into the recipient Sprinter's ECU and SKREEM.

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A badly overheated sprinter may have coolant loss, so pressurize the cooling system and seeing where is going may help. Another thing to check is to put a inspection camera into the injector port to see what the piston looks like.
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Considering I just spent close to $500 on some sensors and relays I'd say you made out! Good luck with the part out

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I may be interested in the rear fender flares. Maybe a dome light and ashtray too.
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