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#1055 of 1281 Re: 2007 - No NAV or sunroof! What is roof fan? [altered3]
May 18, 2007 (10:07 pm)
Thank you for the information.
I suspect one reason for the lack of a NAV is the strong demand for Sprinters. They do not have to try too hard to sell them. After all it is a Mercedes and Mercedes sells Navs in its USA cars which it must do to compete.
This is probably the same reason Dodge also does not offer keyless entry and slide in the USA.
Dodge should try harder because the reason for the demand is a temporary lack of genuine competition.
#1056 of 1281 Mobile and Radio Transmitters
May 20, 2007 (1:54 pm)
The 06 Sprinter manual has the following statement...?
"Never operate radio transmitters equipped with a built-in or attached
antenna (i.e., without being connected to an external antenna) from
inside the vehicle while the engine is running. Doing so could lead
to a malfunction of the vehicle's electronic system, possibly
resulting in severe personal injuries and death."
On another forum I frequent (Pleasurewayowners), which is an RV users forum, the Sprinter owners frequently use FSR's or handheld CB radios to communicate between each other when in an RV caravan. They have had no problems!
Based upon the above statement in the sprinter manual...this would seem to be a bad practice.
#1057 of 1281 Re: sliding window source [pdac]
May 20, 2007 (9:11 pm)
I didn't see any sliders, just the tip-out windows. I've seen full height sliders on other vans, I wish I could find the source.
#1058 of 1281 2007 diesel mileage
May 25, 2007 (8:57 pm)
We just bought a 2007 144" standard roof passenger van with the diesel V6. Before the purchase, I looked all over for mileage info (including the German and English sprinter sites), but the diesel V6 appears to be exempt from required reporting everywhere. We bought it anyway, so here's an actual number: mileage on the 250 mile trip home from the dealer hovered just over 20 mpg on the instrument panel indicator, and we verified the accuracy of that number at the first refill. This may improve with time, but it's still better than the competition.
#1059 of 1281 Re: 2007 diesel mileage [macjeff]
May 26, 2007 (2:19 am)
23 mpg on my 518 CDi this is the same as the 318 CDR you have both the same engine but the 3 stands for 3.5 t and the 5 stands for 5 tonn the last wo prefexs are for HP 184
Then again I'm hauling five ton so you will get better milage as the engine breaks in , mind you it depends on how you drive and as to using ULSD not LSD fuels or summer diesl and winter Diesel you will get a lower figure on the latter fuel and engine problems too, so add an upper cylinder lubricant for added protection
#1060 of 1281 Re: 2007 diesel mileage [altered3]
May 26, 2007 (10:36 am)
I have a 2006 140 standard top wagon since new, now with 6000 miles. I usually drive it with only my wife, on the freeway (320-mile one way to visit our kids), with very little miles around town with kids and grandkids in it. I cruise about 72 mph on the freeway, only to increase to about 75 mph to pass semis (everybody else passes me on Interstate 5 from Los Angeles to San Jose). I'd followed the straight rules to break in my engines (never over 70 mph, no cruise control, variable speeds, etc.) I check my oil often and so far have addded about 3 qts of Mobile One 0W-40 (less than expected according to the owner's manual).
The question: Why am I only getting 19.5 mpg for the first 6000 miles?! Any help will be greatly appreciated.
#1061 of 1281 Re: 2007 diesel mileage [kying]
May 26, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Add 2-4lbs more on each tire as recommended in your owners manual.
Use only 100% syn oil in your motor.
Always stay under 2000RPM.
Remember Diesel motors take as much as 20000mil-30000mil break in period to provide top best MPG.
You should have no problems with 23-24MPG.
#1063 of 1281 Re: 2007 diesel mileage [kurt6]
May 29, 2007 (11:18 pm)
I will add 3 lbs of air to the tires, and that means 63 lbs in front, and 83 lbs rear.
I haven't had the first oil change yet, so it still has Mobile One 0W-40, and I plan to use that in the future.
I don't think I can stay under 2000 rpm on the freeway though.
May 30, 2007 (11:17 am)
I just bought a Sprinter 10 passenger van. It drives great. The only things is that it has NO cruise control. The dealer does NOT know when or even if they can install cruise. I like the vehicle, but NO CRUISE is one bad mark against this vehicle.