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 12-04-2009, 01:45 PM
deniss's Avatar
'84 300SD W126/OM617
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central NJ, USA
Posts: 452
Exterior Body Seals by ÜRO Parts

I just bought a trunk seal made by ÜRO Parts, and it looked and felt rather high-quality. I did not install it yet, waiting on order of 3M Weatherstrip adhesive.

I am looking at door seals - I need driver's door seal, and they are expensive!! Has anyone bought door seals by ÜRO? I would be curious to know how different they are from OE. Those OE seals look a bit... complicated.

I certainly won't use off-brand stuff for critical application, or windscreen sealing, but this seems to be a harmless application... Any thoughts?

__________________
84 300SD - bought in April '06 with 237,000 mi
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Jeremy5848's Avatar
Registered Biodiesel User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sonoma Wine Country
Posts: 8,394
I have used some Üro mechanical parts and have not had problems. Üro may simply be an example of manufacturing moving to less expensive areas of the world. There has been some discussion of Üro on this forum as regards where their parts are made. The concensus is either eastern Europe (including perhaps as far east as Turkey) or the far east (including China). I do not believe I have seen any reports of failures leading (for example) to the destruction of an engine. Obviously, we do not know the source of the raw materials or the quality control that the manufacturing process uses. If the trunk seal works out, go ahead and try the door seal. Let us know how it works out.

Jeremy
__________________

"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 12-04-2009, 02:16 PM
project84300sd's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 222
I bought a URO trunk seal for my w126 and it has been good thus far. In terms of fitment there were some minor issues but overall it has sealed the trunk nicely. My doors also need weatherstripping and I may purchase replacements through URO.
__________________
1984 300SD aka "Sweat and Tears"
2002 Honda CBR F4i "Rising Sun"
2005 Yamaha V-Star Custom "Badass Cruiser"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-04-2009, 02:23 PM
::matthew's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 594
I bought a front left door seal, identified as being Meyle/Uro, and was not too terribly happy with the fit, particularly in the lower inside corner. I've never installed an OEM piece though, so maybe they're all like that. The door doesn't close nearly as well anymore. Also, the seal around the door check is inferior to the original.
__________________
1985 300D cali 190K

http://mercedes.thatchermathias.com/mw300d.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-04-2009, 02:44 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,096
A lot of the Uro parts are made in China and are of subpar quality, I have had this happen a few times....so I now avoid them 100%....I don't want China junk on my car. German car, German (or fair labor country) parts.
__________________
-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
  #6  
Old 12-04-2009, 02:48 PM
deniss's Avatar
'84 300SD W126/OM617
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central NJ, USA
Posts: 452
Is Lemförder the OE manufacturer for these door seals, like what you'd get at the dealer?
__________________
84 300SD - bought in April '06 with 237,000 mi
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-04-2009, 02:57 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,096
Quote:
Originally Posted by deniss View Post
Is Lemförder the OE manufacturer for these door seals, like what you'd get at the dealer?
Most likely....they make a large majority of OEM/Dealer stuff for MB. And every part from them I have seen or used was made in Germany.
__________________
-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
  #8  
Old 12-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Biodiesel300TD's Avatar
|3iodiesel300T|)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 4,845
I put in a Uro windshield seal this summer into my 240. It has been holding tight with no sealant thus far. We get a lot of rain here the Pacific Northwest so it's endured some major water.
__________________
Andrew
'04 Jetta TDI Wagon
'82 300TD ~ Winnie ~ Sold
'77 300D ~ Sold
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-04-2009, 03:05 PM
dadette123's Avatar
what little I know
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 240
Uro is a brand owned by APA Industries, Inc. (California). They have ISO 9000 certified manufacturing plants (contracted) in 10 countries (including China). They also have a 24 month replacement warranty. Pretty good IMO. Sometimes their prices are a lot less than MB, sometimes not. Luckily, I haven't had a quality issue with them yet.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-04-2009, 10:43 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out in the Boonies of Hot, Dry, Dusty, Windy Nevada
Posts: 9,585
I replaced both front door seals. the originals didn`t leak water, but had wind noise. and they were split on the seam, and cracked and crumbly along the top edge. what do you expect for 24 yrs.

I bought these seals on e-bay probanbly 3 yrs ago, and had them out in the barn in their packages. I also have the rear doors and 2 for the W126.
Don`t remember who I got them from, Maybe Big Babo. price seemed fair at the time. This was before I had heard of the MB Shop Forum, so it might be 5 yrs ago I got them .

I bought the plastic clips that hold the metal piece from Phill. think it takes 6 per door. don`t try to save the old one`s.

Putting them on wasn`t a real problem, pretty straight forward.
Drivers door fit seems ok, just have to shut the door a little harder.

The Passenger door, have to shut it a little harder also, but it leaks water along the top edge . I went through a car wash one day, and thought the window wasn`t all the way up . good thing I had a couple towels with me. the top edge doesn`t fit tight enough to the body.

Don`t laugh, but I used Shoe Goo for the lower bottom corners. MB used some kind of black sealant, and I figured if the Goo works on shoes, why not the door gasket? I do have to reglue the piece that goes around the check strap.

If I were to purchase door seals again, I would go with OEM, and give Phill a call.

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
  #11  
Old 12-21-2009, 04:02 PM
deniss's Avatar
'84 300SD W126/OM617
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central NJ, USA
Posts: 452
I bought the Mercedes trunk seal today at the local dealer, and it is quite a bit different from the ÜRO trunk seal I bought online. The Mercedes seal (1) outlines a definite rectangular channel shape and (2) contains a fine lip to seal against the outer side wall of the channel. Also, (3) the upper lip of the Mercedes seal that rests against the trunk lid is bent outward, facilitating proper fit upon lid closure. All 3 of these features seem amiss on the ÜRO seal. I had difficulty closing the trunk with the ÜRO seal in place, probably because of missing feature #3. The material of the Mercedes seal is also a fair amount softer. and easier to fold or stretch.

I was charged ~ $86 at the dealer for the trunk seal.
__________________
84 300SD - bought in April '06 with 237,000 mi

Last edited by deniss; 12-21-2009 at 04:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 93
Good info, thanks for this.
__________________
1984 300D Light Blue/Blue
2006 C280 Silver/Black
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-22-2009, 09:45 PM
Hit Man X's Avatar
I LOVE BRUNETTES
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: FUNKYTOWN
Posts: 9,085
Thumbs up

I have purchased a few Uro branded bits in the past... I attempt to avoid now for a "keeper" vehicle.
__________________
I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

'85 300SD 245k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 326k

Six others from BMW, GM, and Ford.

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty.
[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-22-2009, 10:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 298
I recently purchased URO radiator hoses, they seem to be fine. No discernible difference in quality from the OEM it replaced.
__________________
This area is typically used to brag about one's current or former automobiles.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-22-2009, 10:12 PM
Hit Man X's Avatar
I LOVE BRUNETTES
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: FUNKYTOWN
Posts: 9,085
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by tr1cky View Post
I recently purchased URO radiator hoses, they seem to be fine. No discernible difference in quality from the OEM it replaced.


Bought some for my V90 and the fitment was awful. The shape and such was fine but the ID was a tad too small making install a fun time.

__________________
I'm not a doctor, but I'll have a look.

'85 300SD 245k
'87 300SDL 251k
'90 300SEL 326k

Six others from BMW, GM, and Ford.

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty.
[/IMG]
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 04:33 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