Category: Sprinter Van

Sprinter “Limp Home Mode”: Common Causes

“Limp Mode” or “Limp Home Mode” is a condition that can affect turbocharged diesel vehicles. Your Sprinter’s ECU senses something malfunctioning in the turbocharger system–either reading too much boost, too little boost, etc.–and decides puts the van into low power or “limp home mode”. Limp home mode has little to no turbocharger pressure and vastly ...

All OM642 Service Manuals

Since 2007, the OM642 motor has been Mercedes’s standby diesel engine. Here is a list of basic service intervals for this engine across models and a good guideline for service.

Sprinter Turbo List

Here’s a fitment guide for turbochargers for Sprinter vans from 2001 to today. This includes all makes–from Dodge to Freightliner to Mercedes, they all used the same types of turbos. A note on the part numbers list: it is not complete, and there might be many other part numbers for each of these turbos.   ...

229.51 Approved Oils

Full list of Mercedes Benz 229.51 Approved Oils

Common Sprinter Repair Videos

We sourced some DIY repair videos for the Sprinter van.

Mercedes ATF Fluid Chart

Finding the right ATF for your Mercedes Transmission can be difficult, and customers often have questions. We’ve created an easy-to-read table to make finding the correct ATF for your Mercedes easy.

Biodiesel: A Guide

Biodiesel is an exciting alternative fuel that can be used as a supplement to traditional diesel fuel that offers dramatically lower emissions and is renewable.  But, running it isn’t always simple.  This guide overviews some biodiesel basics and which cars should or should not use biodiesel.

How To Test Glow Plugs

Learn how to test your glow plugs with a multimeter.  

The Best Diesel Fuel Additives

There are many, many different fuel additives available for diesels. A quick google search or a stroll down the aisle at your local parts store will give you plenty of options from which to choose.  Are they necessary and which one is the best?