Sprinter 208d 1998

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“Sprinter 208d 1998”

Written on: 16/03/2012 by johnboy07921 (1 review written)

Ihad my sprinter 208d no turbo, for a coulpe of years. It was the cheapest i could get my hand on (not wise).
What was wrong...
The Cluch Oh dear £600 only get one that has change dual mass flywheel and clutch (top brand not dealer part went in no bother and guy charge £120 labour). The heater switch was knackered I had to fix between speeds to get blower on (a bit tricky by it worked). The van had major issues with engine oil when cold, oil would acummulate in rocker box and then over flow into breather pipe and then the engine so I always warmed though before driving and never left it ticking over when nose up hill as the engine would rev un controllably (scary when driving) and lots of smoke Ha ha ha . Glow plug U/S so i used "easy start" work a treat, three tins in two years £12. Plug £15 x 4 plus £60 fitting. DONT USE ON TURBO models.Side door lock and handle knackered (my mate had the same it was a cheap fix and the handle was a dealer part £10 ish.)
Back breaks needed contant tlc little cost just a pain and load comp connecter link broke twice (dealer part) again quite cheap.
MOT items Front box £59, wheel bearing £16,new shock £40ish,handbreak cable £16 all fitted at home very easy.
Good bits
Great drive always started and really good in bad wheather can drive though 1 foot of flooding with ease handy when copper closes road hehehohohaha. Recomend michelin tyre as they realy tough.
I can't wait for the excuse it buy another.
Mine ran on chip oil no bother but only in warm wheather otherwise slow to start and smelly

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