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Wink sprinter 311. 2003

Hi all. Just got myself my first sprinter, have had major problems with injectors leaking, major carbon mess on engine, all done now, but have power loss which was not there before. also the warning light wires seem to have been mixed up........need to find replacement air vents and fins. Does anyone know where to find them, ......in dublin, but will travel to find them. ....great site by the way....dave
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Well, bought my sprinter 311 4 weeks ago, so happy I was! ....wasnt to last, on way home exhaust fumes nearly poisoned us. and dam ventilation switch stuck on 4, ....took back to dealer. he fixed it! ( I use the term lightly) ...next on list was carbon build up all over engine, he said something must have dropped and melted on it, Ha yeah sure!!! ......injectors.....he fixed them......van now 100%......drove 100mls to pick it up, all happy. got down the road 100yrds and died. mechanic came and said it was loose wire on injector, jumped it. off we went... stopped in for some grub, came out and..........wait for it..........dead as the preverbial dodo.
Rang dealer, he said we were joking, no we were'nt.
Got 2nd jump and took it back to him.......nice man gave us replacement heap to get us home. ....By the way just as an add on, this heap broke down on the m50 roundabout on its return journey and had to be rescued by tow truck......to get back to my beloved sprinter.......diagnosis.......red wire from battery was rubbing off body underneath, and shorting whole system. WE WERE LIVE!!!!!.......but the nice man fixed it. or so he said!!! got van back 4days later, its now 100% x 2= pile of crap......
EDC light is now glow light, glow light is now, oil, fog, brake warning light. petrol light totally missing.......Am I expecting too much?
Drove van approx 30mls and heard a knocking,,,,,stopped. exhaust had surrendered, and was lying underneath. rang the nice man. he heading for treatment now......am so patient!!!!!
tied up exhaust to get us home. and noticed shocks gone on back too. super cautious as my fuel light no longer in sight, so stopped to fill up..........BAD MISTAKE. paid for deisel and strapped myself in........STARTED, FARTED, SPLUTTERED, AND TOOK ITS LAST BREATH.
stuck on forecourt, blocking 2 pumps. ........STARTING ERROR!*"@8.......Thank god for AXA. phoned em to be rescued......gonna phone the nice man in the morning and give him the good news!!! any advice lads, before me missus kills me.....
will keep you updated......3 month warranty and all that!!!.
me thinks I need a "ford".......dave
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