I actually love a Sprinter for many reasons. A ton of them. It's the mechanical costs of maintenance, and repairs that are astronomical. For the money that one can spend on an emissions repair job just to get it going down the road, I can buy an engine and transmission from Ford. No kidding. I'd love to buy a Sprinter that is in-operarable mechanically and rip the engine, trans, and rear end out, along with a bunch of the electronic garbage, and put Ford power and drive train in it. That would be the cats azz. Like an in line 300 6cyl, with a 5 speed stick. I bet it would get great gas mikeage, with longevity and dependiblity as well.That should slow down the sprinter bashing for a while!
No luck with getting Pete. I got a wheel chock named Matt. I've been here since 6:30 for a 7:00 appointment. Matt the wheel chock just came into the waiting area with the service order in hand. I thought the job was done and I was outta here. Not so. He wanted me to show him what the problem was. I went back to the shop with him and there was my van, up on a lift dripping melting snow. They had just driven it into the shop! The main thing I wanted was the giubo replaced. He was clueless. Now I don't know if the parts guy even ordered the right part. If this is Mecca, I want out! I'll trade in my Weather Tech floor mat for a prayer rug and give up eating pork.Hope you get Pete the mechanic. He's done excellent work on mine. And he's very easy to talk to, he listens and tells you exactly what he thinks about any issues. Very smart man!
When I bought my sprinter, I was told the sprinter design was built by Ford and was sold to MB.Good point. Without cleaning the magnet (and filter) the job's not REALLY done, is it?
I might end up with a ford, so I follow these things...suspect removing a motor mount or two and jacking everything against the floor pan would be the shortcut
Edit: zoomed in in that service receipt...so remove subframe, and cure for shudder remove valve body clean debris from solenoids. Maybe they copied the sprinter a little too closely lol