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  1. M

    Potentially Cracked Piston in Cylinder #2, How to Proceed?

    Bought a 2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 w 172k miles on it about a year and a half ago (July 2019) to convert into a camper and late last May, I started getting problems related to cylinder #2 and immediately brought it to the shop as I'm looking to have this thing for the long haul and am not...
  2. R

    Torque Specification on Oil Pan Bolts

    I am replacing the lower oil pan/sump on my 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 (3.0 L Turbo Diesel). Does anyone know the torque specifications for the bolts that bind the lower and upper sump together? I have a subscription to ChiltonDIY that says 12 Nm (106 in. lbs.), however, the the sump in the...
  3. R

    Help with oil sump removal

    I noticed a small crack in the oil sump of my 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 (3.0 L v6 Diesel Turbocharged). Oil was leaking through it, so I am trying to remove the lower portion of the sump in order to have the crack tack welded. I drained the oil and removed 14 bolts joining the upper/lower...
  4. R

    Replacing Front Engine Seal... Need to drain oil first?

    I have a 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 (3.0 L v6 Diesel Turbocharged) and must replace a front engine seal located behind the EGR valve. I don't believe it's necessary to drain the oil first because the oil sump is located much lower than the seal. However, I would like confirmation from anyone who...
  5. G

    Windshield Replacement Recommendations

    I have a cracked windshield on a 2016 144” Sprinter with windshield (rain) sensors. I have been reading other threads on the forum related to cracked windshields. My question is a MB dealership necessary for this job or can third party windshield replacement companies handle this job? Seems...
  6. Deancm

    Best Method to Remove Tail Light

    I was confused by a previous thread that said you could remove the tail light lens by pulling to the side OR to the rear. The problem is you have to use significant force to remove the plastic pegs and you cannot see what you are doing until the lens breaks loose. And if you don't know what...
  7. DRichter4764

    Flood Light Bulb Replacement

    The exterior 'flood' light (the one on the passenger side in the middle of the coach just below the awning) on my 2012 Unity MB appears to have burned out. I took a look at the manual to determine how to replace the bulb. The instructions are vague on how best to 'unclip' the lens from the...
  8. R

    Axle Seal Replacement: 2008 NCV3 3500 DRW

    2008 Dodge NCV3 170" WB 3500 DRW Hello. I had a failing axle seal on my van. After attempts of finding a how-to write-up on both this site and the greater interwebs came back fruitless I decided to do a write-up in case anyone else would like to tackle this job. Very simple with a solid but...
  9. BucketList

    Dodge 2008 Mercedes Sprinter Roadtrek Grille Conversion?

    Hi Guys and Gals, I can't seem to find a way to do this. I went to a dealer in Calgary (Canada) and they ordered grille and back door badge BUT they were the wrong parts! So much for a wasted day. Then they say "anyway we don't do 'after market' installs. Never go to Lone Star Mercedes in...
  10. A

    2004 2500 Sprinter Transmission Pump Failure...replace transmission or just pump??

    I am on a large music tour of about 7000 miles. Now I am currently broken down in Tucson with my 2004 Dodge 2500 and am at the Mercedes service center. I noticed the transmission fluid leaking out at a rest stop and it was NOT coming from the electrical connector, but rather the two plastic...
  11. C

    Sprinter: replace engine with simple one

    Ok. So, I know you can get a replacement engine for your Sprinter, but how tough would it be to scrap the engine, tranny, Skreem, sensors, and all; then start over with something simple like a Chevy 350 or 305... or Ford 302... or maybe an inline 6... or even a simple diesel like a 6.2...
  12. jdcaples

    US / Canada 2007 3.0L Diesel TurboCharger Remove/Replace Procedure

    Attached is a section of the 2007 Dodge Sprinter Service Manual CD covering Description, Operation, Removal and Installation of the 3.0 L v6 diesel turbocharger. Genuine, up to date Mercedes-Benz service information is available at http://www.sprintertekinfo.com Genuine Dodge Service...
  13. bg101

    sound 5 replacement.12v switched & illumination

    I am replacing the head unit "sound 5" with "Clarion CX501" (big buttons for SUV ..or van). After connecting my harness I realized I need can bus adapter to have 12v switched. OK I read the forum and figure it out I can get it from the lighter socket. How can I get illumination? I am thinking...
  14. SprinterWanted

    Oil Blow By or Blown Engine Thoughts and Experiences -- Need a new engine?? Maybe.

    Hi, I've tried searching for blow by on the forum and elsewhere and this is what I've discovered. I'd love to hear about experiences people have had. Blow by in layman's terms Basically, blow by means that oil is escaping past the pistons and pushing compressed air into the lower part of...

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