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Old 09-17-2014, 12:44 PM   #15
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Indeed, it doesn't even have to be a Sprinter-specific facility at all. This work is not rocket science. The problem is getting the proper fluids and filters on the road. If you are really worried, you could always take them with you, just in case.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:52 PM   #16
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Thanks all. Just talked to our dealer back home and he also said to get service done on the road.

We will b going right through Harrisburg & mechanicsburg...but, it will b the weekend. Darn.

I'll find a place though, and get it taken care of.

Looks like wel b going south on the 81, through Virginia, then heading west.

Sure could use a good washing too. Space shuttle is looking ratty!!!

Check with Sun Motors. I think they are open for service on Saturday.


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Old 09-17-2014, 04:12 PM   #17
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Mercedes-Benz Dealer in Raleigh NC - New Used Cars SUVs Durham / Leith Inc is right at the top of north carolina. They are close to a mall with good restaurants and a barnes & noble.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:33 PM   #18
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Neither my 2004 nor my 2014 Sprinter call for a front end alignment as part of routine service schedule. I believe that is an "as needed" item.
It's not, I just had it done w/ the tire rotation to get the camber fixed.

My theory is that the alignment specs are for a Sprinter w/o the extra weight in the rear from the Airstream conversion which tends to raise the front end causing the camber to go more positive. This will wear the outer edge more which is what a lot of folks are seeing. Wished I had brought some camber bolts so I could have gotten closer to the negative side of the spec. Maybe next time.

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Sure could use a good washing too. Space shuttle is looking ratty!!!
Any Dodge dealer that's a former Sprinter dealer can also do the service.

Some truck stops have high bay truck wash facilities.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:12 PM   #19
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We're at Mercedes Benz in Knoxville, TN. Great people here. They're taking care of us. Doing our Service B, and checking out a couple other items. As luck would have it, in their customer lounge, they have a generous supply of my favorite candy...Peppermint Patties. And they have super fast wifi. I'm happy.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:42 PM   #20
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MB Knoxville is my home dealer😊. Got both bases covered there. MB Knoxville for chassis and Chilhowee RV (near airport) for the Airstream part.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #21
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I have 21,000 miles on my Van and just got a SERVICE A due; if 'weirdstuff' is getting a Service B Due message am I missing something? I had the 1st Service A done right at the 10,000 mark and taking my van in on Monday for another Service A; just want to make sure the CA dealer didn't reset my van as if a Service B was done. ??? What should be done.

Had the tires rotated before my trip (SEMA ) so I'm good there; and they always check my alignment when I bring it in; so good there.


I pulled page 11-12 from owners manual and Fuel Filter & Cabin filters seem to be the only added item over the 10k service.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:32 AM   #22
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I have 21,000 miles on my Van and just got a SERVICE A due; if 'weirdstuff' is getting a Service B Due message am I missing something? I had the 1st Service A done right at the 10,000 mark and taking my van in on Monday for another Service A; just want to make sure the CA dealer didn't reset my van as if a Service B was done. ??? What should be done.
Mercedes Benz did muck around with the service intervals recently, and I'm not sure exactly what the triggers are anymore.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:56 AM   #23
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I have the same problem. The Service A was done 8k ago but the dash monitor says Service A in about 3,000 miles. I am pretty sure I need a service B in 3000 miles.


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Old 11-20-2014, 12:37 PM   #24
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Since I use my '11 Sprinter every day and have 103K on the clock, I change oil every 5K per Mercedes recommendation and all filters every 10 K. I also change the trans fluid every 25K, also per the dealer' rec.


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Old 03-06-2017, 12:10 PM   #25
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You're in luck, sort of. Since Schedule B service is not warranty work, you're not limited to going to a Mercedes Benz Sprinter dealer; you can also go to a Freightliner dealer to have the work done, and probably cheaper than at MB.

Check along and near your planned route for Freightliner dealers, and for Mercedes dealers that handle Sprinters. You're bound to find one.
I purchased a used unit last year and coming up on the 17k mile mark (Schedule B @20k miles). Are there any recommended dealers in the central-south part of the state of Florida for the non-warranty work besides the dealer? Or is the census to visit the dealer?
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I agree with Protaganist's approach....shop around for the best $$. I got 3 written quotes from local dealers, 2 MB and 1 Freightliner. They all were priced differently. Some had an all inclusive $ and some were ala carte for each service item. When I compared what was included vs the cost for the separate components to the recommended 'B' service, I went with the all inclusive quote!
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:16 AM   #27
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I have 21,000 miles on my Van and just got a SERVICE A due; if 'weirdstuff' is getting a Service B Due message am I missing something? I had the 1st Service A done right at the 10,000 mark and taking my van in on Monday for another Service A; just want to make sure the CA dealer didn't reset my van as if a Service B was done. ??? What should be done.

Had the tires rotated before my trip (SEMA ) so I'm good there; and they always check my alignment when I bring it in; so good there.


I pulled page 11-12 from owners manual and Fuel Filter & Cabin filters seem to be the only added item over the 10k service.
Mine is off too. I had a service done at a yearly interval with a lot less then the 10k miles and it resulted in my Assist being incorrect. My dealer tried to reset it but to no avail. I just have to remember which service I am going in for.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:05 PM   #28
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Funny I've never got a service A until now. I think I had 6 service B's in a row and then a Service C.

One thing to watch out for is that if you take the unit in elsewhere that they assemble the pipes properly. I took mine in to a "high end" shop (specializing in foreign cars) and everything was fine until they said that my oil cooler was leaking and wanted $2500. I took it to the dealer and they said all of the pipes where assembled incorrectly and that the seals had been re-used. They replaced the seals and put it together right. They also had to replace the belt as it had oil all over it. I've been now going back to the dealer, since going elsewhere didn't save me any money in the long run. So far the oil cooler has held, but it's still a ticking time bomb.
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