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

DG

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.

.....as for parts..... head to the boneyard or watch members...
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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.

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