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Thread: Name TBC - Sprinter 516 4x4 Build

  1. #11
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    BTW - Merc would not disable it for me on the Vario.

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    Did they say why they wouldn't do it? Did you escalate it up the chain to someone in Germany? I'm pretty sure I'm going to have the same problem when I need it doing.

  3. #13
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    I did push it with the local distributor but I didn't escalate it. Primarily because I found that the fuel consumption was so ridiculously high at anything over 90KPH (when I pullled the fuse) and felt it wasn't worth it

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    What sort of MPG are you getting with the limiter in place? I got 33mpg on the way back from Ireland in the Sprinter, mostly motorway miles.

  5. #15
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    I'm getting 22 at best with speed limiter (90kmh) in my Vario.

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    So the spec, here is a rough breakdown:

    Water:
    500l fresh tank
    Dual shurflo pumps (one for redundancy)
    Naturepure X1-B Seagull water filter
    Whale gulper forced drainage pump
    Underslung waste tank - heated. Size tbc
    External shower
    40l Surecal Calorifier - dual coil (one linked to engine heat
    Eberspacher DW5s diesel water heater

    HVAC:
    Under floor multi zone heating (from D5ws)
    Backup Eberspacher D2 blown air heating.
    Dometic freshet 1700 roof top aircon
    Dometic gy11 bathroom fan - linked to humidistat
    Fantastic vent 6600r in kitchen


    Electrical:
    400ah LifePO4 battery bank
    Victron colorcontrol GX system
    Victron tank level converters (to work with CCGX)
    SmartBMS123 battery management
    Victron BMV702 battery monitor
    Victron EasySolar 12/1600 charger/inverter/solar controller
    2 x blue sea 8 gang breaker panels
    Various victron bits and pieces for batter safeguarding

    Fuel:
    Aux fuel tank
    Whale gulper fuel transfer pump
    Automatic stop floats for transfer

    Kitchen:
    Waeco CRX80 fridge/freezer
    Smev 30l oven/grill
    Dometic sink
    Dometic cramer 2 burner hob
    Plastic worktop (solid, not wood core)

    Bathroom:
    Towel rail
    Custom stainless steel shower tray
    Teak duck boards
    Dometic CTS4110 part ceramic toilet
    Corner or sliding (in drawer) sink
    Waterproof toiler roll holder - something we missed on the last van!

    Cabinetry/furniture:
    All constructed from 6/12/18mm marine grade ply laminated both sides with marine grade laminate
    Hard wood edging on all exposed plywood edges (drawer fronts etc)
    Waterproof laminate flooring
    Stainless steel ring pull latches
    Fixed double bed - ikea mattress

    Windows:
    Sizes TBC
    1 x driver side in seating area,
    1 x passenger side (one sliding door, one kitchen)
    2 x bed area

    Some other bits and pieces, but thats the bulk of it. I'll update when I think of anything else.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Anton2k3; 05-07-2017 at 07:06 PM.

  7. #17
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    Interesting build. Do you have a layout sketch?

    Is this downsizing coming from a Vario or is the lwb Sprinter as big inside?

  8. #18
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    Nice looking van. When I hear limiters and Ireland in the same sentence I always smile... I remember driving trucks on British Motorways.. A 500hp V8 Scania and there I was stuck at 56mph, and out of the blue would come an Irish truck (usually Scania) which would hurtle passed at 65+ mph, with no limiter, and get away with it!

    Re your water capacity... 500lt/kg is a lot of weight to carry around.. When I eventually build the body for my truck, I wasn't planning on carrying any more than 300/400lt.. Hope you get the limiter sorted and good luck with the build. Find an independent Merc commercial mechanic and pay him in beer... He'll disable the limiter! 😂
    Where there's smoke there's poke...
    The more the smoke, the more the poke!

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  9. #19
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    Hi there, would you mind elaborating on pros/cons of Sprinter vs Vario, both from the daily use and "overlanding" perspectives? Thanks

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