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  1. R

    Best Oil for 2017 Sprinter 4x4

    I’ve read mixed reviews on best rule of oil to use in my sprinter. I live in Austin but occasionally roadtrip to CO & Michigan. The local Mercedes deal recommends 10w-30. what type of oil is best??
  2. R

    Oil cooler leak turns into ceased Motor. Please help.

    I own a 2010 170 passenger sprinter converted to sleeping quarters and the rear is set up for motocross, I have owned the van for a little over a year now and done timing chain and one injector. 40k later then Van is great but still had that pesty oil cooler leak. We decided to get the oil...
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    How bad is this turbo leak?

    Hi Forum, I have a new-to-me Sprinter, 2002 high top, 158", former FedEx I'm making the rounds, doing maintenance and trying to get a feel of what's alright and what's all wrong with this particular van. In my search, I have found a oil leaking from the turbo. It's not a TON, and I'm not...
  4. W

    Costco deal thru 10/28/18: Mobil 1 0W-40, $4.67 per quart, free shipping

    Sold in 6-qt boxes. Slightly backordered. https://www.costco.com/Mobil-1-Advanced-Full-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-0W-40.product.100169676.html
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    Melbourne sprinter mechanics to fix oil cooler leak on v6

    Hi All, Have an issue with the 2009 v6 ambo that I got through auction. It has an oil leak and so far have replaced the rear main seal but that did not help. It is probably this problem. https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36268 Oil cooler leak. This is a big job. So far...
  6. J

    Cam tensioner oil leak

    Finally found the major leak. Oil leaking from what I can gather is the cam tensioner bolt . Removed alternator . Started her up and she leaks really good. Any help or easy trims or tips to get easy access to it and fix would be huge help. Thanks
  7. I

    Turbo resonator covered in oil and in turbo inlet 2007 3.0L V6

    Hey guys- I just got a 2007 OM642 187k miles. I've worked on a bunch of cars over the years including some turbos, but never a diesel. I'm getting P0674 and P0671 codes on the vehicle so I went to try my hand at replacing the glow plugs (unsuccessful, BTW, but I think I needed to warm the...
  8. W

    Rotella T6 Multi-vehicle (228.51) now available

    http://rotella.shell.com/products/shell-rotella-t6-multi-vehicle-5w-30-full-synthetic-heavy-duty.html https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/SHR550046251 https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/shell-rotella-t6-4920/oil-16865/motor-oil---heavy-duty-diesel-19614/heavy-duty-motor-oil/t65301/4901981 $29-ish...
  9. V

    Oil leak Timing chain cover

    Anybody have any experience with oil leaking from timing chain cover? The shop just reported back that's where they think my oil is leaking from. Anything else I should replace while fixing that? I have a 2008 dodge sprinter with 250,000 miles. And am getting ready to drive across the country...
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    Mystery Oil Leak and Limp Mode

    Hey all, I'm trying this forum out as a last ditch effort to save my dream of converting a Sprinter van into a camper/home on wheels to drive across country with. I sold my Jeep and bought a used 2008 Dodge Sprinter Hightop 2500 V6 3l diesel with 65,000 miles on it. After having it a month or so...
  11. R

    Oil leak from top of motor

    I'm new to sprinters and diesels in general, so please excuse my ignorance! I have a 08 sprinter with the 3.0. I noticed an oil leak only while the truck is running. I traced it to the top front driverside. There was pooling directly under the turbo resonator.( I think that's the name of the...
  12. T

    rotella 15-40 vs mobile 1 ESP 5w40

    Hey guys through internet searching it seems like mobile 1 ESP 5w40 was the best oil for the sprinter. Calling around to the oil service places most carried rotella 15-40 for the sprinter oil changes. Any thoughts if this oil is good enough? 2007 dodge sprinter 87,XXX miles
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    2003 Sprinter gets stuck in gear and oil light

    Hi guys, New sprinter owner here and could use some help. I purchased the Sprinter recently and am having a couple issues with it. The sprinter shifts/drives fine but will downshift into 4th gear when the speedometer goes over 66mph and lock me in 4th gear. I am unable to shift down or up...
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    OM 642 - Help Looking for Part Name

    V6 3.0L Diesel OM 642 I am having trouble finding a part name to replace a damaged one. The link is below to a similar part. The part sprays oil into the bottom end of the pistons. I just need one out of the three. Possibly oil jet or piston oiler...
  15. S

    Smoking Issues (Turbo?)

    Hello, I have an '08 2500 with 550k miles. This truck is maintained by the book; however, the truck is now experiencing some smoking (and strong odor) from the tailpipe. Specifically, when I idle for more than a couple minutes, the truck will begin to smoke and the smoke will escalate upon...
  16. S

    Oil for 2008 3500 Sprinter

    Trying to find a good oil supplier in the Atlanta area. Need a 229.5 oil. 3 Gallons every oil change is a lot...Just looking for a good price. Anyone?
  17. Custommm

    Emergency Oil Replacemnt

    Just been towed because of massive oil spillage coming from a leak from the 4$ Oil Filter Cap gasket... No one have the darn Mobil 1 ESP Formula M 5W40 or the other European Brand meeting Mercedes 228.51, 229.31 ,229.51 Specs... User Manual say that i can Put up to 1 Quart of MB 228.5, 229.3 ou...
  18. E

    Oil in Coolant, No Coolant in Oil

    First time posting here, hello everybody. I have a 2006 2500 2.7 $printer. I have been very diligent in maintaining it. When I bought it there were 0 maintenance records - buyer beware so to speak. I've replaced everything that can be replaced except for the engine and the transmission. The...
  19. M

    Exhaust manifold oil leak

    I was doing an inspection on my van and i saw this oil around the end of the exhaust manifold. Could this be the gasket? Or excess oil spillage? I had an injector leaking before but i fixed it. Thanks for your help.
  20. J

    Shifting Problems

    First off I just want to say that I'm unbelievably impressed with the knowledge on this forum, and it's already helped me with some repairs as a first time sprinter owner/do it yourself mechanic. I bought a used 03 sprinter 3500, and had to fix a few things, had a shop replace rotted out brake...

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