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Old 06-14-2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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Replacing 5-pin fuel filter

I know there has been discussion in the past but i can't find a video on how to replace. I remember discussion about being careful with a compensating ring.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:09 AM   #2
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I suggest you read ,

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=48673

Although the MB recommendation is to always replace the turbo seal ring , and torque the clamp these folks use a different technique that does not disturb the ring.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:59 AM   #3
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... Although the MB recommendation is to always replace the turbo seal ring ...
I don't believe that MB currently recommends automatic replacement of the seal. I believe the current recommendation is that it be inspected carefully and reused if it's in good condition. I believe the current recommendation also includes a specific sequence of reassembly steps to avoid damaging the seal.

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Old 06-15-2017, 12:49 PM   #4
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"I believe the current recommendation is that it be inspected carefully and reused if it's in good condition."

Perhaps , but for $20. or so (on line not at MB) its good insurance if you have the rest of the proper tools.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:06 PM   #5
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"I believe the current recommendation is that it be inspected carefully and reused if it's in good condition."

Perhaps , but for $20. or so (on line not at MB) its good insurance if you have the rest of the proper tools.
My thoughts exactly. New seal each time.
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:15 PM   #6
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Intending to do it myself, I went to MB dealer to buy the filter. Even with the VIN, they could only narrow it down to three possible filters.

I ended up taking it to a local MB specialty repair shop. They pre-ordered all three, installed the correct one and charged me 40% less than the dealer wanted for the job.
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Intending to do it myself, I went to MB dealer to buy the filter. Even with the VIN, they could only narrow it down to three possible filters.

I ended up taking it to a local MB specialty repair shop. They pre-ordered all three, installed the correct one and charged me 40% less than the dealer wanted for the job.
Bob, do you have the part number on your paper work that they installed?

For my 2013 chassis this is the updated part number the MB parts catalog calls for (5 pin).
https://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/...d-wk820-6.html
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Receipt shows p/n was 642-090-60-52. Part was $127 plus $97 labor. But remember, I stood at the dealer's parts counter and their system said my 2015 Sprinter could have any one of three types. Even the VIN couldn't tell the dealer which one was installed at the factory. Hope you have better luck.

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I had the dealer do my first fuel filter and the p/n installed was "6420906352".
It is the 5 pin filter for my 2013. It is the latest update mod to the filter as far as I can tell. I will be replacing the next one shortly. I bought clamp tool some time ago from ebay (approx. $14.00). Ordering filter from this site.

https://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/...d-wk820-6.html
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:26 PM   #10
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Just did my first fuel filter change. After reading on Forest River forum I was concerned about the difficulty and the compensating ring scare. I found good info on the sprinter forum and easily changed it myself. Ordered a compensating ring but didn't change it this time as original was like new.
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I found good info on the sprinter forum and easily changed it myself. Ordered a compensating ring but didn't change it this time as original was like new.
Would you post this link, so I can follow step by step as you did. I don't want to re-inventing when thing had been proven.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:51 PM   #12
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https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...er+replacement

This is the link I started with but you can find additional links within this one. I suggest you join the Sprinter-Forum site and get a username/password. There is extensive info about our MBS chassis within this site. You will have to sort through the information since different power trains are used in sprinters but there is a lot of information on the 3.0 V6.
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Replacing 5-pin fuel filter

Just had our fuel filter changed last month. The seal wasn't replaced (there's a TSB that the seal must be replaced every filter change) and is in the shop now being fixed. The bill is $4500. It is being towed to dealership that did fuel filter change. Turbo is seized. 22400mi.
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Was the seal ingested or the tubo fail?
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Seal ingested
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It is my understanding that they no longer require the seal to be changed each time. At 20K mine was in perfect shape so I did not replace. I can not figure out how these can get sucked in unless the clamp was not appropriately tightened.
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Not seating the seal in the duct before attaching to turbo is usually the problem.
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It was replaced 5000mi before it happened
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Normally does take some time for a improperly installed seal to deteriorate and start breaking apart. The clamp from duct to turbo does not require a high torque and I would bet many installer over torgue the clamp.
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Luckily I didn't change it and the dealership is paying for it.
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