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Old 07-11-2018, 04:06 PM   #1051
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I plan to get some bungee cords as well to make sure these boxes do not go flying while traveling. Also thinking if I should build some sliding doors like those in the front cabinet... these would hide the storage boxes and provide a cleaner look...

On other news, this arrived today. Oil filters should be here tomorrow. So I should be able to do the oil change this weekend.
WACHUKO - yeah, it's always my concern when I have stuff behind rear passenger seat in our minivan & station wagon that it does not become a flying projectile in a sudden stop, especially if passengers are sitting in rear. I try to keep only soft goods up that high and even inside the overhead compartments. Fortunately for us, we carry more soft goods than hard/heavy stuff that we are able to use that strategy.

I just finished an oil change on 2 of my vehicles this weekend and just realized that I do not have a large enough oil drain container - it's a puny 9 qt. capacity. I never had a monster 13.2 qt. oil pan before, my 750il only takes 8 qt. & my S500 only 8.5 qt. and I thought those were huge. I thought the Sprinter was same 8.5 qt. but maybe those were the older models. Glad I caught it before I scheduled my oil change. Ordering a bigger drain container from Amazon.
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There is now a wired-in Qualcomm QC3.0 Quick Charge Dual USB charger. Amazon has it for $18. Now I can do your dash mod. Been waiting for this for so long. FYI - if you are replacing yours, take note the threaded body diameter is only 1.1" and face-flange is only 1.4". Just make sure your dash hole is not larger. And make sure you choose the correct one out of the 6 options, only 1 is QC3.0
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:27 PM   #1052
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Alex, thank you. Order placed for four. I am just going to replace all of the ones in the AI. No issues with the dimensions. Those are identical, size wise, to the ones I have there so it will be an easy swap.

On the oil drain container. I am used to oil changes needing 12 quarts of oil... I have large enough containers to handle the AI
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Alex, thank you. Order placed for four. I am just going to replace all of the ones in the AI.
WACHUKO - I ordered 4 also but not sure (don't remember) if I can just remove the external screw-mount flange on the existing 2 in the rear and re-use for the new ones. Does not matter, worse case, I will fill the cabinet screw holes. More important for me to have the QC3.0. Besides, the one in the galley quit working and dealer still hasn't gotten the replacement.

FYI - I have many pics from different angles of the E&P Leveling brackets but only the rear for now. I will post it in a folder in my OneDrive acct and post the link here for you (or anyone else). There are currently 2 folders in there -EP Leveler Driver side rear & EP Leveler Passenger side rear. I have not had time to get the front ones 'coz a little harder when I don't have the VB Air to raise the fronts. I will lift up the front with the levelers and put blocks under front tires to get me the room to take nice pics for you.


PS - you will notice how the LPG box is really close to the levelers, even it's hoses are tie wrapped on the levelers. Hence my hesitation on whether your mod will work for me. Here's the other thing, the levelers are at the same low clearance and location as the LPG box. Point is, even if I relocate the LPG box, my non-relocatable levelers is still the low point. So moving the LPG box may only be an aesthetic move for me.

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Old 07-11-2018, 06:20 PM   #1054
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Yes, rear plates can be reused...once these get here I can also check if the rubber covers can be reused as well.

Very detailed photos of the jacks and mounts!!! Thank you. Those will help me when I start to build the brackets that I will need. Thank you again!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:15 AM   #1055
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I need to do something like this. Our doors are all warping.
That I would like to see. Our doors are not warping, and we live in a bloody swamp. Hatch another thread if you feel it's worth talking about.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:36 AM   #1056
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That I would like to see. Our doors are not warping, and we live in a bloody swamp. Hatch another thread if you feel it's worth talking about.
I will take some pictures today. I think every door is warped in ours. Drives me mad.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:01 AM   #1057
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When we first bought our 06 Interstate in 2007, there were some warped cabinet doors that we had with some difficulty replaced under warranty.

The bathroom door never did fit flush.

The 11 year old one I just bought has no warped doors, everything is flush and symmetrical.

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Old 07-12-2018, 07:08 AM   #1058
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When we first bought our 06 Interstate in 2007, there were some warped cabinet doors that we had with some difficulty replaced under warranty.

The bathroom door never did fit flush.

The 11 year old one I just bought has no warped doors, everything is flush and symmetrical.

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The warped cabinet doors were what I refer to as “visually disturbing”.

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:16 AM   #1060
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The warped cabinet doors were what I refer to as “visually disturbing”.

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Amazing. I've been so pleased with how ours have stood the test of time. There may be a tiny amount of deformation here or there, but not enough to concern me.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:37 AM   #1061
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Amazing. I've been so pleased with how ours have stood the test of time. There may be a tiny amount of deformation here or there, but not enough to concern me.
Ours was a Texas vehicle all it's life until the last year when it moved to sunny Sedona.
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On other news, this arrived today. Oil filters should be here tomorrow. So I should be able to do the oil change this weekend.
WACHUKO - I had to order filters & cap tool online coz my local dealer had a shortage of both, so I figure I might as well take your lead and also order the magnetic plug. Never used one, but I've read even the best prepped engines will have micro-ferrous particles floating around. So my feeling is the magnetic plug can't hurt. PS - they also have oil filter magnets from Dimple. I may get them too.

I am a big fan of Mobil1. Our engines specify MB 229.52 and Mobil1 currently has 2 viscosites in this spec - 0w-30 & 5w-30. Personally I wished they had it in 5w-40 or 10w-40 for LV summers. 0w is just not needed even in LV winters and a higher top end weight benefits us a lot in height of summer. But having tough time finding the Mobil1 in the big 5 qt. containers other than UK. I will use the MB single packs instead for now, though I hate generating so much wasted containers. Are you able to source the 5 qt. containers?(either MB or Mobil1, they are identical after all).
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WACHUKO - I had to order filters & cap tool online coz my local dealer had a shortage of both, so I figure I might as well take your lead and also order the magnetic plug. Never used one, but I've read even the best prepped engines will have micro-ferrous particles floating around. So my feeling is the magnetic plug can't hurt. PS - they also have oil filter magnets from Dimple. I may get them too.

I am a big fan of Mobil1. Our engines specify MB 229.52 and Mobil1 currently has 2 viscosites in this spec - 0w-30 & 5w-30. Personally I wished they had it in 5w-40 or 10w-40 for LV summers. 0w is just not needed even in LV winters and a higher top end weight benefits us a lot in height of summer. But having tough time finding the Mobil1 in the big 5 qt. containers other than UK. I will use the MB single packs instead for now, though I hate generating so much wasted containers. Are you able to source the 5 qt. containers?(either MB or Mobil1, they are identical after all).
I ordered 10 quarts of this from Wally World $22.88 per 5 quarts. Meets all the MB requirements:

https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/mobil-1/mobil-1

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-0...-5-qt/23636902
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I ordered 10 quarts of this from Wally World $22.88 per 5 quarts. Meets all the MB requirements:

https://mobiloil.com/en/motor-oils/mobil-1/mobil-1

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-0...-5-qt/23636902
TINCAMPERS - I did check Wally World. They do not carry MB approved 229.52 Mobil 1. The only 2 that I saw in Mobil 1 website that satisfies MB 229.52 is Mobil 1 ESP 0w-30 or 5w-30. The one you reference on that link is Mobil 1 FS 0w--40 , MB 229.5 (which is not a Low SPAsh spec)

My understanding is my 2017 Sprinter requires Low SPAsh oil (229.x1 specs) and are backward compatible with older specs - hence Low SPAsh oil could be used on older Sprinters. But not the other way around - i.e. non-Low SPASH oil (229.x) can not be used in 2017 or later. Someone pls. correct me if I have it wrong ? I would love to have confirmation before my 1st oil change.

From MB fluids page
https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...ets-sort1.html
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229.1 Multigrade engine oils (Specification 229.1)
229.3 Multigrade engine oils (Specification 229.3)
229.31 Multigrade service engine oil Low SPAsh (Specification 229.31)
229.5 Multigrade engine oils (Specification 229.5)
229.51 Low SPAsh multigrade service engine oils (Specification 229.51)
229.52 Low SPAsh multigrade service engine oils (Specification 229.52)
229.6. Multigrade engine oils (Specification 229.6)
229.61 Low SPAsh multigrade service engine oils (Specification 229.61)
229.71 Low SPAsh multigrade service engine oils (Specification 229.71)
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