black death

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    Hole in valve cover. Posting so you can get a laugh at my misfortune.

    So I just spent weeks looking for a 2004-2006 T1N Sprinter and I finally pulled the trigger on one. I found it online and it looked good enough to make a 10 hour drive to see. I did all my research and even took it to a very reputable sprinter mechanic in the area for a PPI and was told...
  2. P

    Air blow off near injector 1 connection

    On my t1n, have an audible and feelable air blowoff (churf churf churf churf....) �� call click and clack! with some slight vapor right in the vicinity of the #1 injector connection at the rail. This is a cold start, increases with engine speed. Still it’s very difficult to...
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    Diagnosing Early Black Death

    I'm looking for some help in diagnosing the early stages of black death. If the injector seal begins leaking, where does the leak occur? Also, what does the black sludge consist of? Just a mixture of fuel and soot? I think the injector wells on my sprinter are pretty clean, but the #3 and #4...
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    Black Death Disaster

    I've had my 02' Sprinter 266k miles for about 3 months, and about a month ago I begin smelling fumes in the cab, I assumed it was simply the gasket of the cover. Started researching and joined this forum when I was introduced to the "Black Death". Well come to find out, I have black...
  5. P

    broken injector hold down bolt (fixed)

    2004 T1N OM-647 motor. Here is one solution to a broken injector bolt in the head. Dealer said they would pull the head-no thanks, other local merc mechanics had no special tools for this job and had not fixed this issue. First, Thanks to all the other posters on injector seal - black death...
  6. W

    Replacing injector electrical connectors

    My injector electrical connectors were basically destroyed by the black death. I have purchased new connectors but does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the wires from the old connectors without destroying the terminals? The terminals are sold separately from the connectors which...
  7. H

    White smoke and oil

    Hi guys this is my first post so I hope that I've posted in the correct forum. I have also read the old forum threads and can't quite find the answer I'm looking for, so hence the post. I have an old CDi208 Sprinter. She is a 2001 model 2Ltr inline 4. Recently I noticed that she has black...
  8. G

    Cylinder head and injector drama. Could use some advice.

    I have a 2005 t1n 2500 tall roof, 176k mi, in Santa Cruz, CA and I'm up against it at this point. Summary: I had black death on injectors #2 and #5. I got #2 out myself but #5 was stuck good. After weeks of trying every trick I could find here, I decided to take it to a recommended local...
  9. M

    The revenge of black death

    Hi All This is my first post, so thank-you in advance to anyone who takes the time to offer me some advice. 2 years ago I spent £1800 having a single injector seal replaced in my '04 213CDi. I had a new set of 4 injectors installed as 2 were mangled on removal. Yesterday I had some work...
  10. Van Campa

    Lacking power after black death cleaned.

    Less than a year ago my van developed ticking sound from the engine, bit like sewing machine. The first mechanic who worked at Muritai Motors in Nelson suspected fan belt which was swapped. He also changed the oil but despite my request he used generic diesel oil instead of MB recommended oil...
  11. M

    Remove Black Death injector without tool rental!!!

    Look. I have a 2006 sprinter with 440,000 miles. I fixed my leaking injector at 435,000 and its been leaking since 370,000. Clean out the large deposits of crud, soak the injector with wd-40 and leave it for a day. Come back the next day and put some acetone on it. After that unscrew the fuel...
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    Injector hell (or what a great mechanic!!!)

    So where to start. 2006 140"tall 300K (repo sale, but all oem parts and filter inside) some black death nuggets on #3 (ping pong ball sized) and then a #5 glow plug engine check light. So I call the guy in Santa Rosa Mobile Ben, (about 2hours). And I come by the shop... His hell begins...
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    How long can you drive with the Black Death

    I have an old Sprinter T1N that I was planning on selling in a couple of months and upgrading to a younger T1N. It's a 13 year old van with 290k on the clock I've just been checking her over and discovered a major amount of Black Death from what I think is injector 4. It's hard to tell it's...
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    Nightmare with a sprinter

    First or all I would like to say I have been a member for awhile now and I have learn so so MUCH...Now I have a major problem that I cant handle my self..I have search over and over and now Im just LOST..I have a 2006 Dodge sprinter 2500 in Eastern NC.USA..any way.I was driving about two weeks...
  15. chilidawg

    How many have suffered the "Black Death"?

    How many have suffered the black death and did you Fix it yourself or Dealership? for those that may not know what the black death is it is when 1 or more Diesel injectors come loose and start to leak combustion and erby fill the top of the engine with what looks like a nice coal seam....all...

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