Thread: Name TBC - Sprinter 516 4x4 Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by docka View Post
    I'm getting 22 at best with speed limiter (90kmh) in my Vario.
    I only wish I could get close to that

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    Hey guys, for some reason I can't get on this site using my home internet at the moment, think maybe my IP has been blocked. Trying to get is resolved. Will update when i can get on in full (have to use my phone 3G at the moment)

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    I keep writing out long replies, but the website won't let me post, getting an internal error, is anyone else getting this?

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    Water tank capacity is based on the Vario and out usage. This is the 5t van, so no worries with capacity. With the current spec and fully loaded tanks, we have 40% surplus capacity (load wise).

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    my local MB dealer wont remove the limiter either, but I think I can get them to put it up to 90 K and to br quite honest I think that will do to save the big hit on fuel!
    after all whats the rush?
    Life is just a journey, but sometimes you take a wrong turn!

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    I don't really mind cruising at 56, but would like the speed for overtaking lorries. Not too much to report yet, but screen/ radio unit and reversing camera ordered for fitting this weekend, along with a new front drive shaft. I'll drop all of the oils and renew with addition some xado ex120 for belts and braces approach.

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    Ive not updated this for a while. Not because thing haven't been happening, but none of it is particularly exciting. We've been doing a lot of remedial and preventative work to make sure this unit lasts us a while.

    One of the first things to address was the seemingly very common rear wheel well seams. The undersealing in the arches seems to be pretty terrible on sprinters. Thus the seams get water in, and it starts to open them up. Ours weren't too bad, but for a van of 5 years old, it's pretty poor standards by Merc. Here's some photos of the job:

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    I also picked up a single passenger seat and some sports craft swivels, test fitted all that to start to get a feel of floor heights etc:

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    There was some rust starting to show through in the cab area, and based on previous vans I assumed the steps would need doing too. As we don't want to worry about rust after conversion, this weekend we've been busy stripping the van out, treating all rust, epoxy primering, and finally shooting a layer of UPOL Raptor over the whole floor. This should keep rust at bay! It's been a hard long job, but we feel like the van conversion proper can start now. Photos of the job:

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    Sorry it's a bit of a dry update....but hopefully more exciting things coming soon. The windows and roof vent have arrived, so they will be fitted in the next month or so I hope. It's off to the paint shop meantime to have the roof and sills resprayed.

    Not sure what's happend to photos, I'll try to sort them out
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    Does anyone know if its possible to rotate images using code?

    Cheers

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    @Anton2k3 as of yet, I've not seen or heard of anything that auto rotates smart phone images automatically. This is a common occurrence from smart phone users. This may have to be done view an online edit software or image storage site. So unless the forum implements an auto rotation option (if there is one) you're going to have to either use a camera or upload images to a editing site then post back here and yes I agree this can be rather annoying to view images in their correct orientation.

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