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Old 12-22-2010, 06:23 PM
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Some parts prices skyrocketing?

I've noticed some scary price trends on little-used parts at some of of the internet dealers.
A headlight wiper is $287, a clutch/bearing for a smog pump is $750.

I guess as the cars get older, we are faced with more salvage parts, or a little less relentlessnes in keeping them perfect.

I have a few boxes of original Bosch H9DC plugs; maybe I'll hoard them for my later retirement income.


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Old 12-22-2010, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by S-Class Guru View Post
I have a few boxes of original Bosch H9DC plugs; maybe I'll hoard them for my later retirement income.


Yes indeed.....I have a set of Bosch H9DCO and one set of the Beru equivalents. After that I'm not sure what I'm going to run.

Will never understand why MB switched to a resistor plug for the M103 when all along we were told those were not suited for our ignition systems.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:54 PM
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cars run fine on resistor plugs as long as they are copper core.

proven over and over. for parts..... head to the boneyard or watch members...
1989 300ce 129k
( facelifted front,updated tail lights, lowered suspension,bilstein sports, lorinser front spoiler, MOMO steering wheel, remus exhaust,stainless steel brake lines). (Gone)

1997 s320 154k (what a ride). Sold with 179k miles. Replaced with Hyundai Equus

1994 e320 Cabriolet 108k

1972 280se 4.5 153k Owned for 12 yrs, sorry I sold it

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:21 AM
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For your air pump issues...

just run the early M103 alt bracket and fan bearing bracket along with the shorter belt... presto, no more smog pump to worry about.

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.

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