Particularly for 2nd Generation Mercedes, Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter (2007-2018)
- Passenger side wide angle mirror cut black visor
- Aux horn and remote
- Dash fabric anti-glare and anti theft
- Always on rear view camera wire into radio antennae better than rear windows
- Armrest pad and bar
- Pads on front consoles to prevent hitting head
- Parking brake pipe insulation pad secured with tape
- Door adj. Location; lithium spray
- Intermittent door stops
- Own Bluetooth OBD scanner/reader/computer
- Tech data in ziplock on air filter
- Shifter anti child/dog plank
- Engine store fluids basket
- Trans fluid no DIY, require show pan off, new filter
- Screw in air louver to keep in desired place
- Door controls butyl tape
- Air filter on top for cabin air filtration, saves money
- Battery hose: Two vents
- Fill fuel filter with Lucas or at least clean diesel
- clean filter housing (Sprinter)
- Stand on front tires and bumper
- Rear step; store rubber mats for traction vs. 4x4
- LED headlight on button (prevents battery drain and damage = Eco)
- Rail bolts
- FOB delay: No solution, new batteries and new remote won't help (Sprinter)
- How to reduce size of parking brake handle
Starting (House / Main) Battery Ventilation
The battery located under the driver's floor mat, under metal plate with star screws, needs to be vented out to avoid harmful off-gassing vapors. I drilled a small hole for the hose to exit. I ordered a two into one hose kit on amazon.
Vehicle Service Tips, Particularly for Sprinter / Diesel / Sophisticated Vans
- If you have a Mercedes, Freightliner or Dodge Sprinter, go to a Mercedes dealership only with a Sprinter technician for ALL your maintenance needs you can't do well yourself! This includes oil changes, tire rotations, etc.
- Do not give any Mercedes dealer your address or they will send you junk mail you cannot unsubscribe from!
- Some dealers overcharge; be sure to get a quote and how much they charge just to look at it.
- Do not go to a Dodge, Firestone, etc. dealer no matter how trustworthy and convenient it seems at first. This is a very serious warning because by far most, but not all, other mechanics and shops will often do more harm than good and charge about the same or more than a Mercedes dealership will. If you try to go to a non-Mercedes shop, you will highly likely experience vehicle damage and theft you may or may not realize at first, much loss of time, agony and more expense in the long run.
- Beware fuel stations, particularly diesel pumps, often fail (overflow, spill, leak, etc.). Overfilling can cause damage to your vehicle's emission controls. Take pictures, ask inside for refund / report incident, document who you talked with, file a credit card chargeback or BBB complaint if you paid cash (cash not recommended for this reason). Avoid Arco. For full service or in Oregon, be sure to tell the worker not to top off.