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#680 of 1281 2007 Sprinter
Jul 10, 2006 (12:11 am)
From looking at the MBSprinter website, it looks like the new model will we more family friendly (Insulation, DVD, GPS, Stereo, etc..) Do you have any insight? I would seriously consider the van over the traditional minivans that are so popular here in the States. By the way, I wrote Dodge requesting info on the 07's and I've pasted their response. Thanks! Johnny
Thank you for your email regarding the 2007 Dodge Sprinter.
We are pleased to read of your interest in the 2007 Dodge Sprinter. This vehicle is expected to arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2006. At this time, DaimlerChrysler has not officially announced the pricing and full product specifications for the 2007 Dodge Sprinter models. More information should become available to us as well as being posted on the Dodge website closer to the official release date of the 2007 models. We encourage you to stay in contact with Dodge.com and your local Dodge dealership as further information becomes available.
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#681 of 1281 Re: 2007 Sprinter [xwingftr]
Jul 10, 2006 (4:03 am)
Re insight into the new Sprinters, at this moment in time I am limited as the specifcs you require,it's a catch 22 situation as to the politics in the USA that will effect future sales of automotive products in the states for years to come, Oil is nearing Peak demand, therefore it will become more expensive to produce, if you look outside the US and towards both China and India, then you will begin to understand there is no way any producer of oil can produce sufficent quanties to keep up with supply and demand on a global basis,ALternative fuels such as bio diesel, sand oils from Canada or coal pressed oils of which S /Africa is the only country producing can not effectively supply at low production costings because of the massive amount of energy to produce the synthetic oils, even if there was a 110% increase put into discovery off shore feilds in the Gulf today, the cost is over US three, to six hundred thousand dollars a day,providing they don't run into a dry well. the infarstructure to build new refineries, holding tanks and lines etc, will take a decade to come on line, and that is just to meet current demand, There is now no option but for local manufactures to build smaller and smarter vehicles that are more fuel efficent. The Mercedes New Diesel is designed to burn lesser quality fuels. DCX are buliding on the new Sun Diesel concept to run on crop Bio-fuels, The diesel will run thirty to 40 percent more efficently, on miles to the gallon than a gas unit, if you think fuel thats expensive at $3.00 per gallon runing an SUV at 15 miles to the gallon! Then look at the savings on a diesel unit that will do an average of 25 to the gallon , the savings are worth it in the short term of three years when fuel may be over uS $4.00 per gallon Plus, who knows what? depending on the economy of the USA in the next three years which are critical, when costs are continuing to rise as the US compeates on a global basis for the same products,
buy The diesel its the best investment you will make in a decade.fuel will not get cheaper but more and more expensive,as demand increases.
#682 of 1281 Re: Oils anin't Oils and neither are the Filters [altered3]
Jul 10, 2006 (5:28 pm)
Altered3... The oil is Chevron Delo 400 and it has the applications for MB 228.3 and 228.1 the API service is Cl-4 and Cl-4plus. That is what I use. no syn oil what so ever; I think that the 2.7 engine will run with dino oil as good as syn oil or maybe better. What do you think about the tranny, the other day I went to check the oil and pull the red tab (which I broke) to find out the there is no rod to check the oil. why DC or MB do that; Is there a after mark rod that we can buy. What's up.....
#683 of 1281 Re: Filters for the sprinter [usxpop]
Jul 10, 2006 (7:41 pm)
K&N has a good reputation
I spent about $400 getting a K&N filter installed on my Suburban. It was much noisier and my mileage dropped about 1 MPG. I am not a fan. I will just use OEM filters on all my vehicles.
#684 of 1281 Re: Oils anin't Oils and neither are the Filters [altered3]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:45 pm)
not Ultra low never ever use this fuel for current Sprinters,
I have most of 4900 miles on my Sprinter using BP/ARCO Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. Runs great. I only used ULSD in my Passat TDI with excellent results. It will be good when all stations are carrying ULSD.
#685 of 1281 Re: Oils anin't Oils and neither are the Filters [gagrice]
Jul 12, 2006 (5:54 am)
Gagrice.... I think that the worst enemy that the new engine like the Mb and Jeep CRD is the low,low diesel fuel that the US have, all the problems with the EGR valve and emission controls are because bad diesel fuel. I am from florida and I think that fla will be the last place for the ULSD to arrive; The BP that we have here do not sell diesel and ARCO is all gone, the rest get their fuel from the central fl pipe lines that come from Tampa (I think) so maybe by october we all have it..
#686 of 1281 Re: Oils anin't Oils and neither are the Filters [nescosmo]
Jul 12, 2006 (8:49 am)
Im not sure why dodge does this, but I have had so many requests for a dipstick that I ordered the specail tool and sell it on ebay. I have sold 20 or thirty of them. It comes with instructions. This is the Miller tool that Dodge sends us to check fluid in sprinter vans and is not ment to stay in the van while driving. You can also find that red clip on my website www.sprinterparts.net.
#687 of 1281 Sprinter is so LOUD
Jul 12, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I just test drove a 2500 158-base passenger wagon. The dealer let me take it home for the weekend. At highway speeds, the thing was unbearably loud, particularly going up hills. Not highway noise, but engine noise. I'd like to somehow work out getting one (the 140 without the high roof), but there's no way with such a loud operation. Does the front insulation option help at all with the noise? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
#688 of 1281 Re: Sprinter is so LOUD [mdman1]
Jul 12, 2006 (3:49 pm)
Wait for the new model in a few months.
3 liter v6 diesel.
The one you drove has not been in production for some time.
#689 of 1281 Re: Sprinter is so LOUD [punter1]
Jul 12, 2006 (5:49 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion. A larger engine - won't that be louder? Noise is the main concern, not necessarily power. Is the sound dampening better in the new model?
FWIW, the model I drove was a 2006.