MB has tried to cut THEIR costs by supplying "cheaper" So. Africian units. Have seen several of that quality that wouldn't "cut the mustard" in comparison with the OE German units!
BET that is all that you can get from the dealer, on that car.
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)