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Old 09-17-2007, 08:58 AM
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Long SHot But - Need electrical connectors for 450SL

I am into the engine bay and need to replace several of the injector electrical connectors, the little white jobs, also several of the temp sensor connectors need replaced. Where does one find these kind of connectors and the other varrious ones I need. I have looked but cannot locate them, any ideas?
Sure wish I had a 73 parts car!
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:14 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Fuel-Injector-Connector-Mercedes-Benz-450-sl-slc-107_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33554QQihZ020QQitemZ300073247588QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V

Are these what your searching for? Not white but......
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:57 PM
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They aren't OEM, they MIGHT fit but they look like they're for newer-style injectors (See the metallic clip inside the black housing). Your best bet is junkyard-dogging up some stuff!
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:59 PM
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looks like an after market fix, may work, thanks for the tip, 9.39 each is a little steep, I wonder if that is for 8
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:19 AM
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Am I the only one that inquires first at the dealer and then proceeds to buy 90% of the parts there because they are OEM and reasonably priced?
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Am I the only one that inquires first at the dealer and then proceeds to buy 90% of the parts there because they are OEM and reasonably priced?
As far as my local stealership goes in my case, either your area dealer is VERY kind or you have an overflowing wallet. Here in N. Cal every little thing from them inflicts extreme pain.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:02 AM
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I went to my local scrap yard and bought some off a variety of old peugeout's, saab's etc that looked just like the ebay ones (except 50c each) but had to use my dremel tool to cut out a little tab on the inside. They fit over the connector rather than into it but work just great. I did it for a new harness for a megasquirt installation
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:04 AM
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my dealership charges 2-3 times what I can find either on ebay or here.
What about using eletrical line shrink wrap on the ones where the wire is exposed. They have some high temp stuff, Most of my connectors are fine, I am just not comfortable because most of the wires are exposed and electrical tape just dosent cut it , plus its ugly.
Thoughts?
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:03 PM
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Am I the only one that inquires first at the dealer and then proceeds to buy 90% of the parts there because they are OEM and reasonably priced?
I think you are. Dealer reasonably priced? Your joking right?
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Jeez...maybe the dealers in Canada aren't gouging us as much as they do in the U.S. That and we get screwed buying parts across the border. I'm with you Nobby. I always start with the dealer to see parts prices are ...if only to get a baseline. I'd say 1/2 the times I can get parts as cheap or cheaper than from other sources - usually the smaller things. Other things, such as mufflers for example, they deserve the name stealership.
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Some dealerships are not to bad. The wear items I order from this site the small stuff I get locally and the big stuff comes from a dealer in socal. Now that dealership goes out of it's way to locate hard to find items. They once sent me to another dealership on a big ticket item so there would not be wait of two weeks.
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I think you are. Dealer reasonably priced? Your joking right?

No, he's not.

One CANNOT have a mature ownership experience believing dealers are out to get them.

Some are better than others and it's up to you to find them.

Just think, you could own a Chevy or a Toyota and none of these parts would be available.

It's just so tiresome to hear so many folks that won't try complaining about their life and how everyone's out to get them.

This one is reasonable and if you do a little work, i.e. subscribe to EPC, you can order genuine parts quite reasonably.
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=213951

An older Mercedes screwed up with a bunch of Pep Boys parts is basically wortheless.
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:18 PM
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well I went to my dealership actually looking for these little connectors, I had parts numbers, he sent me away saying he could not get them and to try MBCA vintage website.
I have had luck with some dealers ,and some not so lucky, it just depends.
Fastlane here works hard to please, and I appreciate their input, others do as well. One thing that is true, take care to use QUALITY replacement parts.Do your homework
but...............I still need the plugs
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:45 PM
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No, he's not.

One CANNOT have a mature ownership experience believing dealers are out to get them.

Some are better than others and it's up to you to find them.

Just think, you could own a Chevy or a Toyota and none of these parts would be available.

It's just so tiresome to hear so many folks that won't try complaining about their life and how everyone's out to get them.

This one is reasonable and if you do a little work, i.e. subscribe to EPC, you can order genuine parts quite reasonably.
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?siteid=213951



An older Mercedes screwed up with a bunch of Pep Boys parts is basically wortheless.
Perhaps in your area of the country the dealership may be the way to go, but in my part of the country the dealerships are not as accommodating as you might think.

As far as the "mature ownership experience" comment, what the heck is that suppose to mean? What are you, some sort of self indulgent snob?

A lot of folks on this forum are hard working people who maintain their cars through their DIY skills and not their dependence on the dealership service and parts department. Many of the OEM parts the dealer markets are readily available elsewhere at 1/2 the cost, if one wishes to expend some effort sourcing for parts.

I also buy parts at the "stealership" when I cannot find comparable quality replacements elsewhere, but I take no pride in that, it's just a necessity at that point.

Pep Boys? I don't think anyone on this forum buys MB parts from Pep Boys, perhaps only in your imagination . I keep my vintage Benz in top condition and take pride in the fact I do all my own wrenching while saving a few bucks in parts when I can (actually a whole lot of bucks over dealer costs).

No one here is complaining about life or being ripped off as you so eloquently stated. But many, many people have had bad experiences at the dealership and some don't forgive and forget so easily.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:06 PM
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Perhaps in your area of the country the dealership may be the way to go, but in my part of the country the dealerships are not as accommodating as you might think.

As far as the "mature ownership experience" comment, what the heck is that suppose to mean? What are you, some sort of self indulgent snob?

A lot of folks on this forum are hard working people who maintain their cars through their DIY skills and not their dependence on the dealership service and parts department. Many of the OEM parts the dealer markets are readily available elsewhere at 1/2 the cost, if one wishes to expend some effort sourcing for parts.

I also buy parts at the "stealership" when I cannot find comparable quality replacements elsewhere, but I take no pride in that, it's just a necessity at that point.

Pep Boys? I don't think anyone on this forum buys MB parts from Pep Boys, perhaps only in your imagination . I keep my vintage Benz in top condition and take pride in the fact I do all my own wrenching while saving a few bucks in parts when I can (actually a whole lot of bucks over dealer costs).

No one here is complaining about life or being ripped off as you so eloquently stated. But many, many people have had bad experiences at the dealership and some don't forgive and forget so easily.
Thank you. I second that to a "T" & I certainly couldn't have said it better.
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