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Old 08-08-2006, 10:58 AM
Brian Carlton Brian Carlton is offline
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Originally Posted by Mario T View Post
pistons, rings, bearings, gasket sets, timing chain. to mention just a few perhaps more important
I've got experience with the gasket sets. You can certainly purchase them from sources outside the dealer. The gasket set for the 617 was made by Victor Reinz and it appeared to be a good quality product.

Some of the other members will chime in about the pistons, rings, bearings, etc.

My thoughts are that most of the sources are going to have OEM hardware simply because there are not too many manufacturers of pistons, rings, and bearings for M/B engines.

Timing chains are a bit of a crapshoot..........don't know how many "outsiders" are in that business.........because timing chains are sold in much greater quantities.
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