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Old 05-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Count down?

My 2011 Solera. Haven't cranked it for a couple of months and when I did yesterday (Friday) on the display was 29d. Cranked it again this morning and saw 28d. Have gone through owners' manual and can't find anything related to this. So, it appears to be some kind of countdown but maybe not?????
The display stayed this way for a few seconds (while engine running) and then returned to the normal display.

Has anyone else experienced this and if so what was your analysis?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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?????? If it was a Ford i could help you out as i have been with Ford since 1988 minus a couple years in between.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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I seen awhile back guys were talking about servicing their Diesel engines, I have a 2013 Solera on order and was wonding about how offen I need to have it serviced. I see in the Trailer life RV repair, Maintance manual it says any where between 3000 Miles up to 15000 miles depending on traval and driving conditions and engine type. Can anyone pin this down for me a little better.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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We have a 2012 Solera with the Mercedes diesel and are going to service it at 7,500 miles. At the sprinter store it's going to cost around $250 including the fuel filter. So I don't want to do it any sooner!!!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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You are changing your fuel filter after just 7500 miles? I hear must guys on he sprinter website doing it after 20000 miles.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #6
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I would change the fuel filter once a year regardless !
Piece of mind IMO !
And keep a spare on hand! U never known when your going to get bad fuel.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #7
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I would change the fuel filter once a year regardless !
Piece of mind IMO !
And keep a spare on hand! U never known when your going to get bad fuel.

Good advice for any diesel owner. And mandatory if you experiment with any alternate fuels for a diesel.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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oil change

Good points al the way around. we're planning a long trip to begin with over 5000 miles will probably look into having a full service done after returning home. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:36 PM   #9
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Back to the original question. How many mile on your Solera? It looks like you are low on DEF. the countdown means how many starts remain till the engine is disabled. You should have a yellow light on if that is the case.

On ours it came on around 8k miles....

The spec says to change oil at 10k - no need to change the 12qts any earlier.

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Where do you guy get your fuel filters? Are the ones sold at NAPA ok to use?
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