Who Invented The Cargo Van?

Let’s take a look at the history of Vans from Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz History of Vans.

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And what is coming down the road in the next few years?

  • We are taking orders for 2018 Sprinter and Metris vans
  • The new Sprinter van is expected to be a 2019 model year
  • Production will begin in the expanded Ladson South Carolina facility in late 2018 calendar year

For more info about the current inventory of 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans with Very Special Offers, and the new 2017 Sprinter and Metris vans, call Dave at 512-942-6923 or email dave@sprinterguy.com

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Use the correct engine oil in your Sprinter van!

What is the correct oil to use in your Sprinter diesel engine van?

This question is the most asked of the Sprinter Guy, and about 1 1/2 years ago I posted  the response to this question from our Chief Sprinter Tech here at MB of Georgetown. Here is the link if you want to reread his response.

This is the correct Mobil 1 motor oil in the Sprinter van

I have had clients who said they had difficulty finding the correct Mobile 1 oil at the Big Box store or even some auto parts stores. My suggestion is, go to the closest Mercedes-Benz dealership’s parts department and tell them you want this part number.

#0019893701USA6

This is the MB branded oil that the dealership will use to change your oil. This will be the correct 229.52 blend, and is 5W-30 weight. If you live in severe cold climates you might use a different oil weight. Please don’t ask me which to use for where you live, here in Texas we use 5W-30.

But I have another suggestion, instead of worrying about changing the oil in your current Sprinter van, just trade it in on a new 2016 or 2017 Sprinter or Metris van. The new Sprinter has a 20,000 mile or annual service so you don’t have to worry about the oil change for quite a while.

As always, for your questions about Sprinter vans, please send an email to dave@sprinterguy.com or call me at 512-942-6923. I don’t know everything about Sprinter vans, but I bet I can find out or I can give you some direction as to where to look for your answer.

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Check out the August Special Offers from the Sprinter Guy on the remaining new 2016 Sprinter Passenger vans. You will be very pleased.