ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 141 votes, 4.87 average. Display Modes
Old 02-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #1636
troidus
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Oddometer: 13,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by pvangel View Post
Looked at this tonight and the fact that you can stand up in it and that it gets 25+ mpg has me wanting to get drink the cool aid

Check it for rust. We're nowhere near the salt belt, but all the early- mid-00s Sprinters (Mercedes, Dodge, Freightliner) around here have visible rust. Appparently they have no galvanizing and have a single layer of watercolor for paint.
troidus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #1637
pvangel
Team AARP
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: South Salem, NY
Oddometer: 2,401
It had some spots of rust but the cleanest one I have seen yet, original owner who is a carpet salesman and just carried samples so floor was perfect and interior was perfect. 110000 miles with new tires and brakes 10k ago
pvangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 08:16 PM   #1638
emerson.biguns
All idiot, no savant
 
emerson.biguns's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: The Old Pueblo
Oddometer: 10,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by pvangel
Are those seats out of a Sprinter?
Yes, they were from a 2010 model. So, I'll have to do some fabricating to mount them in my '03. I plan on building 3 rails that the feet will clip in to and mount that to the floor. Most difficult part will be dropping the fuel tank to get to the underside of the cargo floor.

I think seats come in 2, 3 and 4 options. 3's go by the slider, 2's next and 4's in the far rear.

The double slider option is fantastic.

Read up on the Sprinter points of failure over at the Sprinter Forum. Just do a quick Google search. Biggest thing to check is "black death". But, you are close to one of the biggest experts, Dr. Andy Bittenbinder in PA.

Good luck with your shopping. I really enjoy driving mine long distances.




.
emerson.biguns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #1639
Geek OP
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 30,595
DEF light just came on.. 18,563 miles.
Can I make it to the 20,000 mile service on what's left in the tank?

Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #1640
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,652
Pee in it, maybe it will dilute....
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #1641
MrSandman818
INaVANdownBYtheRIVER
 
MrSandman818's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: El Paso, Republic of Texas
Oddometer: 810
Laugh

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
DEF light just came on.. 18,563 miles.
Can I make it to the 20,000 mile service on what's left in the tank?

+1. just sure your dehydrated so your uriea is concentrated. May give you 1.3% better fuel milage!
__________________
-Chrome don't getcha home, but carbon fiber sure is fancy
2005 KTM 950 Adventure
2005 Yamaha YZ250F
1978 Batavus 48
MrSandman818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #1642
Geek OP
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 30,595
@ my 10,000 mile service they filled my DEF tank. It just read it holds 5 gallons.
My def light just came on yesterday at 18,553 miles...

The MB Training Material for the system says "1000 miles" from first warning until the countdown clock. The countdown clock is a "20 start countdown" designed to keep you from burning out expensive parts by making sure you can't run it out of DEF.

That would leave me 447 miles short of my 20,000 mile service when the 20 start clock begins...

Why the heck Mercedes couldn't make the tank 1/2 gallon larger and make Adblue refills fall on the service intervals is a disappointing oversight.


I think I might go pick up 3 gallons of DEF at the local autoparts store and throw it in the back and then run it until the countdown clock... just to satisfy my curiosity on whether I can make it or not...
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #1643
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,652
just run the service early... doh
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #1644
drc42
Rally Dreamer
 
drc42's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Oddometer: 1,819
Assuming they are going to charge you the $10 per 1/2 gallon when you do the service I suggest going to a truck stop and buying 2.5Gallons for about the same price and making your service a lot cheaper.

At least that's my plan. Light came on at about 8500 on mine and I want to have it mostly full again before I take it in for the 10k service.
__________________
follow my journey: Dreaming of Dakar
drc42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #1645
showkey
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Wausau
Oddometer: 1,829
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
Why the heck Mercedes couldn't make the tank 1/2 gallon larger and make Adblue refills fall on the service intervals is a disappointing oversight.


I think I might go pick up 3 gallons of DEF at the local autoparts store and throw it in the back and then run it until the countdown clock... just to satisfy my curiosity on whether I can make it or not...
The amount of DEF used will vary considerably with the type of driving.............the tank size allows for normal driving plus a buffer....the ADV rider (driver) is NOT normal
__________________
1982 CX500 Turbo ,2006 ST1300, 2012 NC700X
1971 CT90,1981 C70, 1986 TRX 250,
1993 TRX300 4X4, 2001 TRX500 4x4, 1987 XR250L
showkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:40 PM   #1646
pvangel
Team AARP
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: South Salem, NY
Oddometer: 2,401
OK I'm an idiot...Whats DEF fluid and why does it have a warning light?
Please go easy on me...
pvangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:59 PM   #1647
troidus
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Oddometer: 13,077
Quote:
Originally Posted by pvangel View Post
OK I'm an idiot...Whats DEF fluid and why does it have a warning light?
Please go easy on me...
DEF is Diesel Exhaust Fluid. It's a uric acid-based fluid injected into the exhaust stream to modify emissions.
troidus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #1648
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 27,975
Here's a stoopit question: does the truck know what's being injected? IOW will it inject about anything and think its doing the right thing?

...or does it HAVE to be DEF?

...and what happens if you don't run DEF in the truck?




M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #1649
Geek OP
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: 8000ft.
Oddometer: 30,595
It detects the def.. and the "purity" of the def.
If you dilute it or anything it detects it and shuts you down.

It won't let you run it without def... if you did manage to run it out you'd burn out some very expensive components in the 2nd catalytic converter (I've been told).

Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #1650
pvangel
Team AARP
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: South Salem, NY
Oddometer: 2,401
Is DEF only on the 07 and up Sprinters or first gen as well?
pvangel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014