Charge Air Hose-Turbocharger to Intercooler 3.0L V6 Diesel 2010 & LATER
This hose is located on Driver's side.
This is the longer of the two charge-air hoses, and is manufactured of a dark grey silicone material. This material, by nature, tends to sweat some oil on the outside of the hose. This is entirely normal for silicone, as it is permeable and will allow a little oil to pass thru the pores
of the hose wall. This will occur both with the hose that we sell, and also the original silicone hose from Mercedes Benz, which is manufactured by Hutchison, in France. It is the nature of the beast and is perfectly normal.
Nearly all other charge air hoses used by Mercedes on all Sprinters, are made from EPDM, which is normally a black rubber compound. This is the only hose that we are aware of that is made from silicone.
Both seal rings ares provided with this hose.
See the other related hose for the opposite side of the intercooler, shown below. This hose uses special retainers on both ends and is only used on BlueTec engines, 2010 and later.
Sprinter II 2010-2020 3.0L V6 diesel Sprinter III 2019+ 3.0L V6 diesel