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Old 04-04-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
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Service Question for Central Oregon owners

As you know the Bend, Oregon MB dealer will not service our RVs and I don't want to drive to Portland or Eugene just for annual non-warranty service. Where do you have your local annual service done? I don't have a place to do it myself.

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Old 04-06-2016, 12:16 AM   #2
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It's unfortunate that the Bend dealer won't (or can't) do the service. I'm also in Bend and not looking forward to coordinating a trip to Portland or Eugene for service. I'm not inclined to complete a routine oil change on my own and I've never confirmed whether service can be completed at an independent without voiding the warranty. Sure seems like there's plenty of demand in Bend for Sprinter service. Hopefully someone can chime in with some insights.
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I am part time in Bend as well and bought my 2016 24r at Big Country. When leaving the last time they mentioned a place in Bend that would service MB chassis but I did not pay attention as I plan on having mine done in Las Vegas. Maybe a call there could point us in right direction. I had heard though they let go all of their Senior salespersons.

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Just called Big Country RV and Mercedes in Bend as well and sort we will have to go to Eugene (Mercedes dealer) or Portland (Freightliner). Mercedes Bend is not even a Sprinter dealer. They apparently did not set up as one upon conception I. E. Racks and software etc to deal with them.
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It's unfortunate that the Bend dealer won't (or can't) do the service. I'm also in Bend and not looking forward to coordinating a trip to Portland or Eugene for service. I'm not inclined to complete a routine oil change on my own and I've never confirmed whether service can be completed at an independent without voiding the warranty. Sure seems like there's plenty of demand in Bend for Sprinter service. Hopefully someone can chime in with some insights.
Yeah, Bend MB can't do it because they don't have a lift. Yes, you can take your vehicle to any service dealer (or do it yourself) without voiding the warranty as long as you used the recommended fluids and maintain within the printed schedule. Be sure to keep your receipts.

I may have a possibility for Sprinter service, but want to check his qualifications first. He serviced my previous diesel pusher and did excellent work. I hear he does a lot of Sprinter work, but before I give his name I want to verify that.
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Yeah, Bend MB can't do it because they don't have a lift. Yes, you can take your vehicle to any service dealer (or do it yourself) without voiding the warranty as long as you used the recommended fluids and maintain within the printed schedule. Be sure to keep your receipts.

I may have a possibility for Sprinter service, but want to check his qualifications first. He serviced my previous diesel pusher and did excellent work. I hear he does a lot of Sprinter work, but before I give his name I want to verify that.
Super, thank you for the information and in advance upon your confirmation. I have a contact in Portland that another sprinter owner takes there's too. Once I get back to my MH, I'll make a note of that and share it here.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:54 PM   #7
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Here's the contact in PDX.
McCoy Sprinter
2323 NW Columbia Blvd
503.735.1970

They usually work with Melissa or Troy.

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Be careful with Sprinter service done by other than Mercedes or Freightliner. One forum member reported suffering a blown engine as a result of improper oil filter replacement; my turbo "ate" the compensating ring as a result of improper re-installation after a fuel filter change. I know Mercedes denied warranty coverage in my case (Ford dealer who did the service and claimed to be Sprinter maintenance capable paid after I filed in Small Claims Court); from his posts I believe the blown engine was replaced at the expense of the place that blew the oil change.
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I've been wondering about this too. I'm due for an oil change, but I'd rather not go all the way to Eugene.
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A few weeks ago I posted, "I may have a possibility for Sprinter service, but want to check his qualifications first. He serviced my previous diesel pusher and did excellent work. I hear he does a lot of Sprinter work, but before I give his name I want to verify that."

Jeff Spear at Bend RV Repair (Bend RV Repair :: Home) can service our MB sprinters (non-warranty service).

I knew Jeff had previous Sprinter service experience and was very happy with him when he serviced my diesel pusher. I asked him several questions and here is is reply:

"To answer your questions I like to use MANN brand filters I think that is the oem type. We use either the mobil 1 or royal purple also has a oil with the proper spec. 229.52 Whats most important with the oil is a low ash/soot rating for the egr system, there are a few new oils coming to market that will meet this spec one from shell and I think castrol so sprinter owners will soon have more to choose from and this will hopefully drive the oil cost down some. I like to suggest about a 10,000 mile change 20 is just to long we have seen more emissions system problems with the 20k service than with 10k services."

I will have my 2015 Solera serviced by Jeff this summer. I do plan to request the Mobil 1, however.

Hope this is of benefit to Central Oregon MB Sprinter owners.
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