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Old 03-26-2016, 09:05 PM   #11
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Agreed.. and you should be able to easily drain off water.



I see you have the Diesel Genny- I have the LP how do you like it and any regrets?

No regrets. I'm very happy with it. I wish it wasn't under the bed because I don't think we could sleep with it running, but we haven't had to try yet. Although the specs say the LP version isn't any quieter. I love not worrying about propane. It sips diesel.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:43 PM   #12
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Same here. Now that we swapped out the current hungry Dometic air conditioner for the larger Atwood heat pump, the generator is much happier and runs more of the other loads without complaining/shutting down.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:12 AM   #13
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Napa has Mobil 1 0w30 ESP X1 MB approved 229.52 on sale ($5.99 qt).
Order through one of their stores and normally pick up the next day.
Motor Oil MOB 121218 | NAPA Auto Parts

With filter makes for less than $100.00 oil change. Still the easiest oil change I have ever done.
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Old 03-27-2016, 07:46 AM   #14
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But what about fuel filter

Great posting on the Napa sale. I may go and purchase oil just to have it on-hand for my first change. Have you done the fuel filter ? I understand that is quite involved.
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Great posting on the Napa sale. I may go and purchase oil just to have it on-hand for my first change. Have you done the fuel filter ? I understand that is quite involved.
When it goes on sale and I don't have enough for an oil change I order 3 cases. You don't even have to go to the store to order it. I call, next day maybe two, I pick it up.

I had the first fuel filter changed by the dealer. I will do the next one coming up in 10,000 miles. The new filters come with the heater and water sensor built in. I bought the clip pliers for $14.00 and I believe Kickin posted the link for them.

It is really not a big deal on the fuel filter as long as you follow the manual, which I have. You must change the compensating seal before reinstalling the turbo charger duct. Also not a big deal; just a seal that goes into the end of the tube ($25.00 part). Now take into account what I have said applies to my 2013 chassis.
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When it goes on sale and I don't have enough for an oil change I order 3 cases. You don't even have to go to the store to order it. I call, next day maybe two, I pick it up.

I had the first fuel filter changed by the dealer. I will do the next one coming up in 10,000 miles. The new filters come with the heater and water sensor built in. I bought the clip pliers for $14.00 and I believe Kickin posted the link for them.

It is really not a big deal on the fuel filter as long as you follow the manual, which I have. You must change the compensating seal before reinstalling the turbo charger duct. Also not a big deal; just a seal that goes into the end of the tube ($25.00 part). Now take into account what I have said applies to my 2013 chassis.

I gotta find which manual shows the fuel filter change. Is that one of the manuals that came with the motor home?
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I purchased the manuals online. They came on a dvd and cover every MB 1996 to 2013.
The books that came with the RV don't have how to info.
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BTW, the manuals are Windows based
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Recently bought oil at NAPA, 821X Mann oil filter on Amazon for 9.82 , 821/15 fuel filter(5 pin) on Ebay for 89.99 with free shipping. Some say to change the fuel filter clamps with 13mm and 15mm fuel injection clamps. Not sure about the compensating seal needing replacement.
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My understanding is that the "orange" compensating ring on the turbo inlet hose has been problematic. My 2015 has a "black" one, was in good shape and I did not replace it at the fuel filter replacement.

For me, the hardest part of the fuel filter change was the clic clamp removal (I had the pliers but couldn't get them to work) and removing the turbo inlet hose - it required a pretty strong pull. Installation was easy, though and now I'm comfortable enough to do it again. The hose goes on easily and the pliers worked fine installing the clic clamps.

Some folks dispense with the clic clamps and just use fuel injection hose clamps instead. The Sprinter forum has lots of info about this.
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