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Old 08-12-2011, 07:01 PM   #16
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Last comment on AdBlue (trying not to get off topic.. would love to learn more about it in another thread):

For years I've teased those new to motorcycle wrenching about whether they'd "rotated the air in their tires", check their "blinker fluid" or topped off their "exhaust fluid".

Karma is a bitch.. now I have to indeed top off my exhaust fluid

Photo of the case in my garage:

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #17
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My understanding is that standard DEF uses an oxidizing catalytic converter and particulate filter combined with other NOx reducing systems. There are other Mercedes vehicles than can run on DEF (and MB sells their version DeNOx)...

Adblue on the other hand is urea based and works differently in its chemical reactions.

...that said, I could be totally wrong. I'm a systems engineer and know nothing about diesels other than owning a few of them and what I've been told/read.


I think all DEF is just pee and water. Adblue just has a Merc symbol on it

Sorry for the tangent, continue please. Waiting to see the end result.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #18
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Hi Glen!

Hey.. aren't you a woodworker? Wanna come visit for a while?
Hi Ed!
Yes I am a cabinet maker, own my own shop

Love to come visit!
Fax me some prints of what you want and I'll be glad to help out!

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:18 PM   #19
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I'm running out of time for this evening..

upcoming topics include:


The stereo system (the first thing I did )





The backup camera system:






Our first camping trip:








The stripping of the van to prepare for this weekend (i.e. tomorrow)







...and this weekend's project:

photo taken in the garage 20 minutes ago:



...basically a huge amount of "Damplifier" and "Luxury Liner Pro" combined with a "Heatwave" barrier. For those not familiar... it is a bunch of sound deadening material. Vibration Dampers, Noise Barriers and then Heat Barriers.

468 lbs of sound damping materials

My UPS lady hates me.. she got a workout today (and there is another 96lbs coming fed-ex tomorrow)

I would like the vehicle pretty much silent inside when it is done (and it better be.. this crap cost the price of a dirtbike )



...to be continued.

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #20
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Question:

Has anyone seen any cool wheels out there for the Sprinter?

I'm leaning on taking some mercedes alloys and powdercoating them like these:



I would basically end up with this setup on the van as I'm going to be putting the same AT tires on.

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:21 PM   #21
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My understanding is that standard DEF uses an oxidizing catalytic converter and particulate filter combined with zeolite. There are other Mercedes vehicles than can run on DEF (and MB sells their version DeNOx)...

Adblue on the other hand is urea based and works differently in its chemical reactions.

...that said, I could be totally wrong. I'm a systems engineer and know nothing about diesels other than owning a few of them and what I've been told/read.
I'd love to learn more about it (perhaps in another thread).

The rail system looks like it would make a great platform for a bed. Is there something avalible or are you going to build something?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #22
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The rail system looks like it would make a great platform for a bed. Is there something avalible or are you going to build something?
I'll be building something.

Ever hear of 80/20? (warning: if you are mechanically inclined, do NOT visit 8020.net ... it is like an erector set for adults )

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #23
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Hi Ed!
Yes I am a cabinet maker, own my own shop

Love to come visit!
Fax me some prints of what you want and I'll be glad to help out!

Call me if you need help
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I will be in touch my friend

I'm building all the frame work etc, out of the 8020.. and then we want to come up with something special for all of the cabinet doors...



er.... but NOT THIS FANCY

(this is the interior of Guy Ritchie's (Madonna's husband) sprinter):
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #24
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How about the refridgerator to keep the wine cold
I still gotta find a source for those little Montana "juice boxes" of wine. Those would stack nicely in the van don't you think?

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:05 PM   #25
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Glad you started this thread Ed! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:33 PM   #26
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:15 PM   #27
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:12 AM   #28
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Thank you, sir!

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Old 08-13-2011, 02:16 AM   #29
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This is great! I have an '06 and have used it for work and had a rear platform/seat for weekend camping...I'm getting ready for version II, so this should be interesting...

If you haven't found it by now, sprinter-source.com is well worth checking out...some great builds there...

Good luck!
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:26 AM   #30
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What a cool project. Something like this is on my list. I dig the concept.

Do you plan on hauling the bike on the inside or does it have a hitch so you could add some type of Versa Hauler rack system?



That would give you room to live on the inside with out unloading.
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