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    NCV3: 2006-2018 2010 OM642 Complete Engine, Transmission, Exhaust/DEF. (has thrown rod bearing)

    I'm pulling the full powertrain out of my 2010 Sprinter 2500 170" Cargo. I'm doing an LS conversion and won't need any of the DEF components(tank, heater/pump, doser etc) either. It's all complete including full working set of injectors, recently rebuild turbo, all the bolt-on accessories etc...
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    High Oil Consumption - Worn Out Turbo Seals?

    Hi All, been following posts on this forum for a while which has helped me out for many DIY tasks on my 2008 Sprinter 2500. First time I'm posting though. I've been dealing with higher oil consumption in my van for a while now (a year and half but only about 8000 miles). As my build is coming to...
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    T1N (03) Low Boost & Turbo squeal sound... Everyone says turbos don't die but...

    Specs: 2003 t1n 2500 passenger low top with 296,000 miles (Dodge branded). I purchased this used from a single owner, at 56k miles, and have put 240,000 on myself with mostly highway driving. Problem: I have had an increasingly loud whistling sound related to boost pressure that has finally...
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    OM642 Turbo Nozzle Ring removal?

    Hey guys, owner of a 2010 GL350. Since the GL has a OM642 lump, I've been lurking for a while soaking in a lot of good advice from all the sprinter pros here. So situation that has me deactivating lurk mode today is a blown turbo (like a mile of white smoke behind me as I drove it home)...
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    Looking for a T1N mechanic between WA and CO

    Hey Sprinter folks, I am taking off on Friday, 11/27/20 from Seattle, WA to Crested Butte, CO in my 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500. Since I bought the van in January I have been having turbo troubles and I can't seem to work them out. I was hoping someone here might be able to suggest a Sprinter...
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    Turbo Noise?!?! Manifold surfaced and Gasket Replaced.

    So I was driving to big sur with a whining coming from the turbo area that got very bad further in and i lost turbo. I read it to be the issue of a leaking manifold and the whistle being the gasket. I saw exhaust residue near the bottom of the manifold so assumed that was it and why the tubo...
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    NCV3: 2006-2018 2012 Freightliner Sprinter Van 3500 170WB EXT For Sale

    2012 Freightliner Sprinter Van 3500 170WB EXT 128,534 miles 3.0L V6 $20,000 Valrico, Florida One owner, only serviced at Freightliner Dealership, New Turbo at 108,000, New Torque Converter at 128,000 Alcoa Wheels, Brand New Hankook Tires, Alpine Radio with Navigation/Hands Free/Back Up Camera...
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    HELP : Black smoke under 2000RPM but fine at higher RPM

    Hi guys, 
 First time posting here. I recently purchased a Sprinter 2500 2004 (T1N) with a "broken turbo". The previous owner has replaced some parts to try to fix the turbo but with no success. After analyzing, I've found that the turbo actuator was not moving at all. The previous owner...
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    What would you do? Turbo, EGR control positioned error

    Hi, I have a 2007 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 Base V6 3.0L with 157,342 miles. I made the mistake of taking it to a local mechanic to diagnose a turbo leak and he ended up replacing the turbo. Now, 6 months later, there is still a leak and the turbo will intermittently stop when going down the...
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    Runaway diesel after oil cooler fix!!!

    Hey all, I've been having problems with excessive oil loss from the oil cooler in my 2007 NCV3 for a while, and after changing the purple seals 3 times ended up fixing the problem by carefully rethreading all of the oil cooler bolt holes - voila, no more oil leak! Turns out that the old threads...
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    Chasing an elusive Limp Home Mode - underboost and overboost codes

    I've been chasing the cause of LHM in my 05 T1N 3500, 130,000 miles. I figured I'd dump my progress so far here and keep everyone up to date for when I find the solution, and for the ones on here with much experience with this common problem, I could really use some help. Here's how things...
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    08’ turbo replacement

    My 08’ NCV3 2500 needs a new turbo, according to my mechanic. The symptoms: loss of power, and a rattling/clicking noise coming from the engine bay/turbo area. Said to be an actuator or wastegate solenoid of some sort. My mechanic suggests replacing the entire turbo, which is fine but, they say...
  13. Ryrotv

    Turbo problems, no diagnosis

    Hi all! I'm currently in the middle of Peru with my 3500 2006 Sprinter and after doing quite some looking around, seeing a few mechanics and not getting any accurate diagnosis I figured I'd throw a collection of symptoms I've been having here to try and get some advice. - Fairly strong air flow...
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    T1N: 1994-2006 Used engine parts

    04 5cyl. Had 260000 miles when rear main bearing failed. All engine parts for sale. No damage seen inside engine besides block and crank. I have no use for engine or fuel system parts as i am swapping in a m113 gas v8. Shipping possible if you want to pay/arrange. Located in Rocklin, CA.
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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...
  16. quillaja

    Loss of Turbo/LHM solved!

    Hi. I had previously posted (almost exactly 1 year ago) a desperate plea for help regarding a case of LHM / loss of turbo that was incredibly hard to diagnose. The thread relating to that can be found at https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62456 I'm happy to report that my issue...
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    Turbo Issues - LHM

    I have a 2007 V6 3.0L Sprinter with approximately 253,000 miles. I drive this daily. I had an issue a couple months ago where I went into Limp Home Mode (LHM). When I had previously done an oil change and fuel filter change I noticed that the air intake hose going from the air filter to the...
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    Troublesome limp mode on 2006 315CDI

    Hi everyone, I am experiencing serious issues fixing a limp mode happening with my NCV3 10/2006 315CDI sprinter here in Europe (Belgium). Maybe there will be some suggestions out there about what to do? It has 210,000km and is equipped with the OM646 engine (2,148 cc, 148 hp). This model is...
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    Replacing Turbo Actuator

    I have a 2011 Sprinter and all engine codes, smoke test, etc. are pointing to an issue with my Turbo. Research suggests that it's most likely the Actuator. I found a service that sells refurbished actuators. I am trying to figure out if I am setting myself up for failure. Shop wants $4000 to...
  20. TASman26

    Turbo Actuator Repair

    If your dealer requests $4K to replace your turbo because they find multiple codes for boost pressure and a code for the turbo actuator you may want to consider having your turbo actuator repaired. My 2005 T1N with 250K miles my mechanic tells me the turbo is fine. Spins freely, no rubbing but...

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