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Old 06-24-2002, 02:30 PM
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Question Spark Plug Wires

Anyone know where I can get some Spark Plug Wires for a 1987 190e 2.3-16. Mercedes charges $236! Any aftermarket wires? Thanks.

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Old 06-24-2002, 02:57 PM
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Original MB wires are solid copper, which is why they are so expensive (and good).

Aftermarket wires are a silicone / copper blend which doesn't last nearly as long, but is much cheaper.

I've spoken to techs who've seen original wires still being used on 68-72 280 SEL 4.5's.

FWIW, it seems that its not the wires that usually go bad, but the resistor ends, or boots. These are very cheap to replace, too.
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Old 06-24-2002, 10:07 PM
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Have you tried Magnecor.com?
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:43 AM
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I'll second the resistor tips idea. I had an intermittent miss. Took the car in, bad plug wires. Had them replaced for $280 (only owned the car for a couple of weeks, had no clue about what I as doing). I finally found a great MB mechanic and they informed me that they could have fixed it for $7 by replacing the bad wire end. Uggg! Live and learn.

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