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Old 03-23-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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CEL and DEF Light

Wow TV not working turned out to be least of our problems. Started towards Death Valley and CEL came on. Have had this happen before and has cleared after a few restarts. Stopped for lunch and when we started on our way DECF light comes on and I know Def tank is almost full but pull over and check the fluid and as I expected fluid is fine. Restart and Def is counting down the number of starts left before limp mode. NO dealer handy and do not want to chance breakdown further from home so cancel trip and head home as everything is running fine. After 8 hour trip home fighting wind, rain and snow will unload everything and head to Redding Freightliner and hope they can sort out the problem. Beginning to think should have kept the fiver and old Chevy truck, never had to cancel trip when using them.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:11 AM   #2
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My local Freightliner dealer will not touch my MBS.

BTW, check your fuel cap for CEL . Make sure it is on all the way. Not sure if it can cause problem on the MBS, but it can on some vehicles.
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Cap on tight, Freightliner dealer says bring it in and they will take care of everything no problem. Only place near me that works on Sprinter..
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Cap on tight, Freightliner dealer says bring it in and they will take care of everything no problem. Only place near me that works on Sprinter..
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Excellent! I wish my Freightliner dealer would work MBS.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:44 PM   #5
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I have to go to Richmond, VA for mine. 70 miles one way. Has anyone had the engine computer upgrade yet. It is a warranty repair, could not find out over the phone what problems it fixes over the phone. Will know on Wed.
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I have to go to Richmond, VA for mine. 70 miles one way. Has anyone had the engine computer upgrade yet. It is a warranty repair, could not find out over the phone what problems it fixes over the phone. Will know on Wed.
I have not heard anything concerning engine computer upgrade. Is yours a 2014 chassis?
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Mine is a 2013. I did not get a notice but I called and had them look to see if there was anything and it came up. I also saw it on the internet under recalls. Just trying to make sure everything is up to date before I leave on my trip.
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Sorry to hear about trouble. It sounds more serious than my grey tank valve problem. Newbie questions, what is Cel? How long can you ignore it? Regarding DEF, how many starts before dead?
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Sorry to hear about trouble. It sounds more serious than my grey tank valve problem. Newbie questions, what is Cel? How long can you ignore it? Regarding DEF, how many starts before dead?
Cel (check engine light) DEF 16 starts.
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Sounds like a software issue to me. I think cars and trucks (particularly anything that runs on diesel) are getting too smart for their own good.

Like Mr. Scott said: "The more they dress up the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
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