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#335 of 1281 Re: Positively fine [alfauno]
Dec 27, 2005 (7:54 am)
2004 MWB, 2500HC, WG, all glass (dark), 6,000 miles, Merc. Conv. completed this past week. bought new Sept. 2005 (last 2004 sold in this area)... Yes, it turns a few heads as no one else in OKC, OK seems to have the Merc. Conv. yet. Mine is white and I got the white Merc. Grill with my kit.
Turning left onto a major street today, there was another private Sprinter waiting at the light as I was turning across in front of them (2500 SHC, panel/window), and the guy nodded to me as I passed... we know we got a good thing. Most of the Sprinters seen in OKC are either delvering UPS, Fedex, or Medical Supplies. Have yet to see another Wagon with all windows, but our salesman told us that a doctor in another suburb bought one as well.
My best information locally has been form a church that bought 4 or 5 to shuttle people and take trips. Going to Oklahoma State University football games was a blast, especially after I got the Mercedes Grill installed, it really turns heads. Can't wait to start going to games with the full conversion done (nothing Dodge is left showing now). My only regret is that I preferred the Dodge hub caps for style and coverage.
What is a "grease conversion kit", please? I did have the "O" ring problem on the Trans, and a central locking timer module not working correctly. I average 19.5 MPG.
Fortunate to have a Truck wash nearby where I can get the tall van (roof-top factory A/C) washed for me, or a self-wash in town that has steps on both sides of one bay where I can get up high and power wash the top.
#336 of 1281 Re: Positively fine [kenbaker]
Dec 27, 2005 (4:40 pm)
Hey Ken, did you do the merc. conversion yourself? Is it the one on EBay for 295.00. Please explain the central locking module thing. Started to work with my aux. heater.Trying diff. settings and all. I was in it for about 45 min, in the back with it on. Man was I roasting. My compass/inside temp/ clock said 102. I use the heater sparingly as it does use fuel. last tank I got 19.87 mpg. Tom
#337 of 1281 Re: Positively fine [2000_valk]
Dec 28, 2005 (3:48 pm)
great to hear the the Aux. Heater is working well for you on those cold days we talked about before... Did you ever get the winter radiator cover?
I did the Merc. Conv. myself. Used CMUGGLER on Ebay, went well, tell him I sent you if you want to do this... and ask for extra padding if you have fed-ex bozos where you live like we do in OKC, OK. They seem to be able to damage many things without tearing up the outside packaging beyond a mere scuff or two. PrepAll is recommended for removing the adhesive from the double stick tape under the chrome on the hood and the DODGE letters on the rear door... It does not work well with the newer adhesive. I would recommend OOOPs ( a product from the paint dept. at wallyWorld). Also need to be above 60 degrees and out of the sun when you are removing the tape (and not indoors as it is pretty much not good to breathe the fumes).
Instead of working in small areas you may need to soak the foam repeatedly and let is sit for a while... test in an inconspicuous area to make SURE it does not damage your paint.... After 30+ minutes of soaking, spraying, soaking, etc. the tape will come off fairly easily and the residue will come off easily with a shop cloth soaked in a bit of OOOPs. I had slightly better results with a product called UN-DO, but it was a tiny container (dropper bottle) and just not enough for the job. I bairely got through the chrome on the hood with the whole little bottle.
The central locking started out flaky when I bought the van new (624 miles). If you locked all doors, then got out of the front two, then hit the lock button on the key-fob, it would lock all except the front passenger's door. To get it all synced back up, you had to get all the doors unlocked, then lock them with the key fob again. Some other quirks were possible with the system acting up, like: you could lock the passenger door from inside, then it would just unlock again. Lock it again, then it would unlock and immediately re-lock again on its own. The repair on the order was for a Central Locking Timer module.
#338 of 1281 Slow Cruise Control?
Dec 28, 2005 (4:01 pm)
I have a 2002 Freightliner Sprinter with 70K miles. It runs perfectly except that the cruise control stopped working last week at any speed over about 40 mph. Any speed below 40 mph the cruise control works properly, but it just won't engage at highway speeds. I have the service manual on CD and searched for any hints, but no go. Any suggestion? Anyone seen this sort of problem with their Sprinter?
#339 of 1281 Re: Positively fine [kenbaker]
Dec 28, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Ken, Thanks for the come back. I have not got around to getting the radiator cover yet, X-mas crazies got the better of me. Think I will have to wait to do the merc. fun upgrade. Hard to find a heated area for that amount of time. I will print this up and save for warm weather. Locking mod. Yea got it. Have not had that prob. I know that if the van is locked and you hit it once, It opens the driver door. Then 40 sec later it relocks! Mine will be 1 year old on dec 31st. My lumbar inflater is in at the dealer. Will wait till next week. Hope you have a great new year, Tom
#340 of 1281 Re: Positively fine [2000_valk]
Dec 29, 2005 (6:20 am)
The 40 sec. re-lock is normal, and should work even if you un-lock all doors and wait...
I believe that both of my lumbar inflators are going out as well, but we don't even use them much. Let us know what part is required to get them fixed, I presume that the inflator bulb and valve assembly is one piece.
An oddity for me is that I am getting 3,000 and 6,000 mile notices for service on my Sprinter from my Dodge dealer... I guess their computer system is stuck or normal service intervals.
Happy New Year!!!
#341 of 1281 Re: Slow Cruise Control? [jmsokol]
Dec 29, 2005 (6:23 am)
Suggestion to try and find out more info... engage the cruise below 40 and then use the cruise control to ramp up on speed, does it still hold?
I am not sure what you will find out, but if you have the CD, perhaps something more will occur to you based on this test.
#342 of 1281 Repair manuals
Dec 29, 2005 (7:06 am)
Does anyone know where I can get repair manuals for the 2004-2005 sprinter
#343 of 1281 Re: Brakes [2000_valk]
Dec 29, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I had a grinding noise from day 1 on my 2500 Van and the brake pad sensor light came on daily. 3 visits to the shop fixed the light on the dash. Now the light won't come on but at 50K miles I've shredded a front rotor and pads on both front wheels are gone. But, at least the dash light won't come on now.
Dodge wanted over $600 for front pads and rotors. Local firestone store (same Job) $324.00
There are 3 different pads for the 2500 Van. My new 1 ton sprinter just had the dash light come on with 356 miles on the speedo. Deja Vu
#344 of 1281 Re: Slow Cruise Control? [jmsokol]
Dec 29, 2005 (1:26 pm)
Where can I get a service manual on CD. Thanks