« on: March 25, 2015, 06:00:18 pm »
We took delivery of our brand new 2015 Diesel Sprinter PC2350 on October 15, 2014.
We currently have 7,800+ miles on our beloved PC. I was thinking that we were probably very close to needing to have the oil changed (even my mechanic said that diesel trucks should have their oil changed between 7K and 8K miles); but, our Sprinter Maintenance Booklet says that our first oil change is at 15,000 miles. REALLY!!!!
Does anyone have a maintenance schedule, or know where I can obtain a Sprinter maintenance schedule, for things like oil & filter changes, coolant, air filter, fuel filter, etc..
Also, we are very perplexed that our Sprinter Maintenance Booklet states "Check and add DEF every 15,000 Miles". REALLY? We have added DEF twice since we have owned our PC because we got a indicator light on our dashboard's "multifunctional display" that said we needed to add DEF. This display for adding DEF appears every 3,500 miles. So we added the DEF; and the light went out. So why does our Maintenance Booklet state to check DEF every 15,000 miles when it is needed every 3,500 miles? I am so confused.
So I guess we should believe our dashboard displays and just get the maintenance required when a "light" appears? I'm not too comfortable with this "dashboard" method and would prefer a maintenance schedule so we can be proactive and get the oil changed before our next "three month trip".
How can we be proactive with making sure we are performing the required maintenance when we have to rely on "dashboard lights". I want to know ahead of time when maintenance is due, not when the dashboard says it is due. OK, maybe I'm weird.