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Old 02-24-2014, 02:21 PM
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URO is not a re-boxer of parts sourced elsewhere, like Febi is. URO claims they make their own parts.
Not a credible claim, given the breadth of the parts URO supplies. I seriously doubt URO owns that many (if any) production facilities.

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If retail parts vendors in your area recommend URO and Meyle parts when MB dealer parts are still available, I would not patronize them.
Mr. Troll, I said "suggest" and not "recommend." They do not recommend URO and in the case of Meyle, they indicate where the specific product has a good rep or not.

Generally where people are contacting an aftermarket supplier, they are not interested in going to the dealer for a part.

I have zero idea why the mods are still allowing you to rant and twist other people's words to suit your ends, apart from the fact that they presumably stopped bothering with this thread about 40 posts ago.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:49 PM
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If you are buying URO parts, you are funding terrorism.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:20 PM
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If you are buying URO parts, you are funding terrorism.
"Buying URO is like letting the terrorists win." I like it .
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:34 PM
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Not a credible claim, given the breadth of the parts URO supplies. I seriously doubt URO owns that many (if any) production facilities.







Mr. Troll, I said "suggest" and not "recommend." They do not recommend URO and in the case of Meyle, they indicate where the specific product has a good rep or not.



Generally where people are contacting an aftermarket supplier, they are not interested in going to the dealer for a part.



I have zero idea why the mods are still allowing you to rant and twist other people's words to suit your ends, apart from the fact that they presumably stopped bothering with this thread about 40 posts ago.

Insults & namecalling are not needed. My "ends" are only to steer relevant folks away from making poor / unsafe aftermarket parts decisions, based on companies with poor quality track records.


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Old 02-24-2014, 04:36 PM
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"Buying URO is like letting the terrorists win." I like it .
Buying URO increases greenhouse gases & global warming?


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Old 02-25-2014, 12:40 AM
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The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that buying URO parts is associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events. (Not to mention a leading cause of hemorrhoids.)
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:50 AM
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The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that buying URO parts is associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events. (Not to mention a leading cause of hemorrhoids.)
I have a tube of Preparation Ü to cover that.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:47 AM
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I find that the official MBZ sunroof paste stings a little at first, but works better than the umlaut goo...
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1992 500E 217,000+
1995 E300D 412,000+
1998 E300D 155,000+
2001 E320 227,000+
One big Japanese 4wd box on wheels. (How the hell did that happen???)

Prior MBZ’s:
1952 220 Cab A
1966 300SE
1971 280SE
1973 350SLC (euro)
1980 450SLC
1980 450SLC (#2)
1978 450SLC 5.0
1984 300D ~243,000 & fondly remembered
1993 500E - sorely missed.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:35 AM
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Both of My Radiator Hoses are ÜRO and while I admit I have not looked at them for at least 6 months I insalled them before I joined the Forum in 2007 and during that time have had no functional issues with the Hoses.

I think the Hose to the Coolant Recovery Tank is also a ÜRO Hose since I bought it from the same Seller but at a different time.

I do remember that one of the Radiator Hoses had issues with the ID and went on tight.

I have never had the Engine over heat so I guess the Hoses have never been stressed.

But, I mentioned in another thread that it is possible the loder ÜRO parts might have been made better but no way to tell that. None of the
ÜRO Boxes or Parts are marked with anything that indicates where they were made.

I buy better made parts now but I don't change Parts that are working OK.
I had URO radiator hoses on my '79. Replaced them when I bought it, as I did the radiator/water pump/etc.

While they never failed me, I did notice what I can only describe as mineral build up at the end of each hose where a bit of the reinforcing threaded material was exposed. The hoses were not leaking at the ends, so I came to the arguable conclusion that coolant was leaching through the rubber inside the hoses and getting wicked through the threaded material to the outside where it built up and the ends.

Out of perhaps an excess of caution I replaced them with Genuine hoses.

Interestingly, I found that the Genuine hoses were a noticeably smaller ID and were thicker and made of tougher rubber without a doubt.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:35 PM
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Hopefully no cats or dogs died due to lapping up coolant spilled/bled out by faulty design URO coolant hoses.


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Old 02-25-2014, 03:40 PM
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...and made of tougher rubber without a doubt.
This is the thing with URO and other. Weak rubber. I am not sure where they are sourcing it but its crazy to think intake tubes can collapse under vacuum like mine did. Soft rubber gets softer when heated up.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:50 PM
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Hopefully no cats or dogs died due to lapping up coolant spilled/bled out by faulty design URO coolant hoses.


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We do have a serious feral cat problem in the neighborhood. Maybe I'll put the URO hoses back on until that problem resolves itself!

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:38 PM
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I've used URO radiator hoses for years with no problem. I'm especially pleased with the lower radiator hoses for my 190DT, which would otherwise cost a small fortune from the dealer. The attached photo is the end of a URO lower hose with about 150K miles, replaced as part of an engine rebuild. The hose is sound and strong and could have been left in service. There is no evidence of weeping, nor are there any exposed threads in the sealing surface.

The BS level in this thread is off the scale. You guys really need to get a life.
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:51 PM
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I've used URO radiator hoses for years with no problem. I'm especially pleased with the lower radiator hoses for my 190DT, which would otherwise cost a small fortune from the dealer. The attached photo is the end of a URO lower hose with about 150K miles, replaced as part of an engine rebuild. The hose is sound and strong and could have been left in service. There is no evidence of weeping, nor are there any exposed threads in the sealing surface.

The BS level in this thread is off the scale. You guys really need to get a life.
So you are saying the first hand reports of premature URO part failures are "BS"? Interesting....
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:53 PM
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I've used URO radiator hoses for years with no problem. I'm especially pleased with the lower radiator hoses for my 190DT, which would otherwise cost a small fortune from the dealer. The attached photo is the end of a URO lower hose with about 150K miles, replaced as part of an engine rebuild. The hose is sound and strong and could have been left in service. There is no evidence of weeping, nor are there any exposed threads in the sealing surface.

The BS level in this thread is off the scale. You guys really need to get a life.
Obvious photoshop!
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