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Old 03-08-2016, 02:52 PM   #435
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Eagle One Wash & Wax is not really a "spray" wax. It's a clear liquid that goes on the vehicle while it's still wet. When yuu dry it off, there's really no residue like most waxes tend to leave.
Think of it as Rain-X for painted surfaces.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:09 AM   #436
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Got today the urine :-) fluid at Walmart at 12 bucks for 2.5 liters.
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Mr B that seems a bit high for Urine Fluid. ;(
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:35 AM   #438
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Mr B that seems a bit high for Urine Fluid. ;(
I believe he meant 2.5 gallons, not liters.
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Ha ha Protag nice catch. I meant the Urine Fluid. Thought that was usually free.

Funny's don't always translate well from ones mind to written. Sometime that should just stay in my head.
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I meant the Urine Fluid. Thought that was usually free.
Free or not depends on who bought the beer.
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Haha :-)))))

.. or to connect a straight pipe from black tank to exhaust :-)
then regardless who bought the beer.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:10 AM   #442
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Gentlemen, since I'm an extremely picky pain on the neck with cars, I wasn't completely satisfied with original Continentals installed by the factory. So, today I replaced two front original Continentals to the Michelins - and I can't explain what a difference! The van runs like a plane now!!! Straight like an arrow and perfectly smooth at any speed. At 90 mph feels like at 60, just windy when passing by semi-trucks due to the height of the vehicle. Proved again for myself that only Michelins are a real tires.
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At 90 mph feels like at 60, just windy when passing by semi-trucks due to the height of the vehicle.
I'm not sure I'd even want to drive at 90mph in mine, no matter what tires are on it and no matter what road I'm on. I've never had mine over 75mph because my Interstate has no "need for speed." Besides, fuel economy in my Interstate drops sharply after getting much over 65mph.

But that's an artifact of the RennTech ECU tune; I'm trading slightly improved fuel economy (+2mpg vs stock) below 65mph for significantly worse fuel economy (-6mpg vs stock) over 65mph. Normally not a problem since I never tow my toad over 65mph anyway due to limits on flat-towing with the Honda's transmission…
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Oh no no no!
I am not riding at 90 mph on the bus!
What, I am a nut?!

I ment I just tried - and it runs very well.

My speed regime on the straight and clear 70-speed-limit-highway is 78 mph.
However, having in mind that your vehicle can easily and smoothly run on high speeds, gives you a confidence on the normal driving tend.

My personal opinion is not to aftermarket the factory engineered engine, even it is a such recognizable tuning company as RennTech, because it shortens the original engine resource.
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My personal opinion is not to aftermarket the factory engineered engine, even it is a such recognizable tuning company as RennTech, because it shortens the original engine resource.
And yet, RennTech is an authorized Mercedes Benz upfitter, and I had the RennTech tune performed at my Mercedes Benz dealer. Well, actually they removed the ECU and sent it to RennTech, then reinstalled it when it came back, and I was told by the service manager at that time that it would not adversely affect the warranty or trade-in value.

To the best of my knowledge RennTech is the only aftermarket ECU tune approved by Mercedes Benz USA. The other Sprinter ECU tunes on the market are not approved by MB and may void your powertrain warranty. Unless more of them have gotten approved in the last three years since I had it doneÖ
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Protagonist, I know only two Mercedes tuners who proved their competence through the decades, and these are AMG and BRABUS. All others including the RennTech are too young. Also, I would not trust any official MB USA dealers, because half of them definitely don't know what they are doing service-wise.
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I would not trust any official MB USA dealers, because half of them definitely don't know what they are doing service-wise.
I trust MB of Baton Rouge, having used them on several occasions and gotten acceptable results every time.

When my Interstate was still under warranty, I had no choice but to take my Sprinter there for service because Louisiana requires that all warranty work be performed by a dealer who sells that brand. No third-party warranty work allowed— some states are still like that. MB of BR was the closest dealer who could service Sprinters.

Now that the warranty is expired, I still take the van to MB of BR even though there's a Freightliner dealer right across the street from them who could also service my Sprinter, because my MB dealer has done right by me up to now.
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Today the windshield cover is received.
This is fine, but I am not 100 percent satisfied, because I was expected that it will also cover the space between vipers and rear part of the hood thus preventing leaves and pollen dropping into the open space there. However that space is still exposed to the weather contaminations. Yes, later I will cover the viper blades with foam pipes, as Protagonist does. But it will not protect that drain space from leaves and other trees pollen.
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