Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2008, 12:21 PM
fruitcakesa's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,138
new axles

Well persistence pays off. I called all my local suppliers, Napa, Bond, AZ etc. all remans from $112- 150 each + core. Finally searched this site and turned up Partsamerica ie Advance, Kragens,Shucks etc. Punched it up online, found and Advance Auto 25 miles away called them up and voila, brand new axles, lifetime warranty no core charge at $69.88 each! I ordered 2 and will pick them up on Wednesday.
__________________
1981 240D 132k 4 spd manual http://www.fuelly.com/smallsig-us/40338.png
Finally got the clutch bled!
2004 VW Jetta TDI 5 speed 272k
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-13-2008, 12:28 PM
Jeremy5848's Avatar
Registered Biodiesel User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sonoma Wine Country
Posts: 8,394
Hope that works out for you (you get what you pay for). Lifetime warranties are fine until you remember that you have to do all the R&R work. The second and third times are much less fun.
__________________

"Buster" in the '95

Our all-biodiesel family
1995 E300D (W124) . .239,000 miles My car
1996 E300D (W210) . .313,000 miles Wife's car
Santa Rosa population 170,685 (2012)
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . 722,685
"Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz."
-- Janis Joplin, October 1, 1970
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-13-2008, 12:32 PM
fruitcakesa's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,138
Yes I know all that and am prepared for it. In the meantime I will get a good look at my old ones and decide if they are worth rebooting and I might try messing with that.
__________________
1981 240D 132k 4 spd manual http://www.fuelly.com/smallsig-us/40338.png
Finally got the clutch bled!
2004 VW Jetta TDI 5 speed 272k
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:24 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 29,870
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruitcakesa View Post
Well persistence pays off. I called all my local suppliers, Napa, Bond, AZ etc. all remans from $112- 150 each + core. Finally searched this site and turned up Partsamerica ie Advance, Kragens,Shucks etc. Punched it up online, found and Advance Auto 25 miles away called them up and voila, brand new axles, lifetime warranty no core charge at $69.88 each! I ordered 2 and will pick them up on Wednesday.
How about posting the part number from Advanced. If you go to the Kragen Autoparts internet site these new axles do not show up.

Good search job. I went back and looked at the Kragen Autoparts site and sure enough the new axles are there! 3 months or so ago those new axles were not listed.
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel

Last edited by Diesel911; 07-13-2008 at 02:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:31 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 29,870
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeremy5848 View Post
Hope that works out for you (you get what you pay for). Lifetime warranties are fine until you remember that you have to do all the R&R work. The second and third times are much less fun.
If you re-boot your old axles and they fail later you still end up having to do the R&R work yourself.
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:47 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Posts: 6,510
I think it's been a year or more since these axles were first used by site members. They may not be just soft metal junk as there has been no negative feedback to my knowledge.

If the company producing them is a mainline supplier to one of the asian car giants they might be really pretty good. Time will tell. Price does not always reflect quality.

I get an order a couple of times a month on average out of hong kong. A lot of product is relabelled and sold by american high line companies at enourmous markups. Yet a lot of items are junk or marginal you have to pick and choose.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-13-2008, 03:31 PM
junqueyardjim's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana about 30 miles north of downtown Indianapolis
Posts: 2,621
Sounds like a super deal to me

I wish I had known about that a year or more ago when I replaced mine. Especially for anyone whose axle boots are badly cracked, but not yet leaking. Replace both for under $150.00 and then find the parts and get the tool to successfully reboot your old ones. Sounds like the way to go.
__________________
Junqueyardjim
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. C.S. Lewis



1983 Mercedes W123 240D 4 Speed 285,000 on the road with a 617 turbo, beautiful butter yellow, license plate # 83 240D INDIANA

2003 Jaguar Type X, AWD. beautiful, good mileage,
Mom's car, but I won't let her drive it!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-13-2008, 04:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
enourmous markups

Quote:
Originally Posted by barry123400 View Post
I think it's been a year or more since these axles were first used by site members. They may not be just soft metal junk as there has been no negative feedback to my knowledge.

If the company producing them is a mainline supplier to one of the asian car giants they might be really pretty good. Time will tell. Price does not always reflect quality.

I get an order a couple of times a month on average out of hong kong. A lot of product is relabelled and sold by american high line companies at enourmous markups. Yet a lot of items are junk or marginal you have to pick and choose.

Ain`t that the truth. bought a clutch slave cylinder for my Datsun PU.
bought the part from Kragan`s. they had two brands, Raybestos, and
Raymond I think it was. $17.00 for one and $29.00 for the Raybestos.
she said one was higher quality. so asked to see both. when I took them
out of the box they had the same exact part # on the plastic bag they
were wrapped in.
so I have the cheaper quality one.

Now back to our regualy scheduled broadcast.

Charlie
__________________
there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-13-2008, 05:37 PM
Scott98's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Weston, FL
Posts: 1,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by charmalu View Post
Ain`t that the truth. bought a clutch slave cylinder for my Datsun PU.
bought the part from Kragan`s. they had two brands, Raybestos, and
Raymond I think it was. $17.00 for one and $29.00 for the Raybestos.
she said one was higher quality. so asked to see both. when I took them
out of the box they had the same exact part # on the plastic bag they
were wrapped in.
so I have the cheaper quality one.

Now back to our regualy scheduled broadcast.

Charlie
Funny. It pays to take the time and look at both.

Scott
__________________
Scott
1982 Mercedes 240D, 4 speed, 275,000
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S (70,000)
1987 Porsche 911 Coupe 109,000 (sold)
1998 Mercedes E300 TurboDiesel 147,000 (sold)
1985 Mercedes 300D 227,000 (totaled by inattentive driver with no insurance!)
1997 Mercedes E300 Diesel 236,000 (sold)
1995 Ducati 900SS (sold)
1987 VW Jetta GLI 157,000 (sold)
1986 Camaro 125,000 (sold - P.O.S.)
1977 Corvette L82 125,000 (sold)
1965 Pontiac GTO 15,000 restored (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-13-2008, 11:04 PM
Diesel911's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Long Beach,CA
Posts: 29,870
Look on the box and see if it tells you where the axles are made please.
__________________
84 300D, 82 Volvo 244Gl Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-14-2008, 12:33 AM
fruitcakesa's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,138
I get them Wed. and will post whatI find.
__________________
1981 240D 132k 4 spd manual http://www.fuelly.com/smallsig-us/40338.png
Finally got the clutch bled!
2004 VW Jetta TDI 5 speed 272k
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-14-2008, 12:37 AM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,091
My dad's SD needs them replaced too (as well as the diff itself)....so we too will be watching the result of these....

We have a new advanced auto parts store opening less than a mile away in probably 3-4 weeks I'd guess....we could get them there!
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page