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jdcaples

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Unik has a T1N. His van's way more forgiving about engine oil than an NCV3.

History suggests that T1N practices have been applied to NCV3s (like using an oil for a 5 cyl engine in our v6s).

Unik's probably fine.

-Jon
 

jdcaples

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Check the turbo air charge hoses, especially the driver’s side. Look closely for a split around the connector adapter. This is a very common failure. Hope this helps.

Thank you, John
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Is this the hose you're talking about on the driver's side, John?

This was taken from the driver side, my head next to the tire, my legs pointed toward the front of the van, the lens aimed up towards the radiator.

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Attached is a PDF from the NAFTA version of the MB EPC (that's Mercedes-Benz Electronic Parts Catalog). I think those are the hoses in question.... the diagram looks backwards/upside down to me, but I think the part numbers line up.



-Jon
 

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kendall69

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jdcaples

THANK YOU !!!!!.

You just prevented me from removing weird strange things that look like hoses, and I'm sure one was an electrical cable.

Still in all I would have never ever thought it was down there. Soon as I get time I have a look and let you know. :rad::clapping:
 

jdcaples

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No problem. While the wording and the diagram numbering are - well, they are what they are - I think the NCV3 NAFTA Service Manual helps show where these hoses are.....

Attached is the content for the charge air cooler and plumbing.

-Jon
 

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sprintguy

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Just so you all know : That lower charge air hose (CAC hose) has been redesigned significantly, especially at the "J" bend when it leaves the engine side. This was done to relieve the pressure on the "metal to rubber quick connect". :D: So far no returns of ripping hoses after the new one is put on. Jon: you have the old design hose in the picture. If someone has had that hose replaced before, Take a picture so everyone can see the difference.

By the way , we have been very successful in obtaining and using the right oil for NCV3 oil changes
5W-40 Mobil 1 formula M ESP -229.51. We get it from the area oil dealer in 55 gal. drums

Carl
 

jdcaples

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Just so you all know : That lower charge air hose (CAC hose) has been redesigned significantly, especially at the "J" bend when it leaves the engine side. This was done to relieve the pressure on the "metal to rubber quick connect". :D: So far no returns of ripping hoses after the new one is put on. Jon: you have the old design hose in the picture. If someone has had that hose replaced before, Take a picture so everyone can see the difference.

By the way , we have been very successful in obtaining and using the right oil for NCV3 oil changes
5W-40 Mobil 1 formula M ESP -229.51. We get it from the area oil dealer in 55 gal. drums

Carl
I have the newer hose in my house. Maybe I'll pull the old hose this weekend and photograph them side by side.

Thanks Carl,

-Jon
 

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sunofasack

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My engine light has been coming on since this cold spell here in Florida. I cleaned a few inline sensors(air-intake) and the light went out. When it warms up here outside, the light goes away. Today was 70 degrees and it came on. I thought it could be a contraction/expansion kinda thing. It doesn't look like it now. The van still runs great, and gets awesome fuel milage. 23-24 overall.

There is a sensor wire on top of the AC compressor, below the power steering pump. Any idea what it's called?


Love this forum stuff. Haven't belonged to one in some time.
 

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