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Old 04-21-2012, 03:53 PM
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Is It Worth Having a Spare OVP Relay and MAS On Hand?

I have a friend knows someone who just had a 91 300 SEL totaled in near Houston and he's parting out the car himself as I understand it. I asked my friend to check on the OVP and MAS and he said the guy would sell them both for $50.00. I have a 1990 300SE and the parts numbers are different because he says he's replaced both items.

My question is whether it's a good investment of a fifty just to have these on hand for my car down the road? I've read a lot about the problems they can cause.

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Old 04-21-2012, 04:54 PM
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I have a friend knows someone who just had a 91 300 SEL totaled in near Houston and he's parting out the car himself as I understand it. I asked my friend to check on the OVP and MAS and he said the guy would sell them both for $50.00. I have a 1990 300SE and the parts numbers are different because he says he's replaced both items.

My question is whether it's a good investment of a fifty just to have these on hand for my car down the road? I've read a lot about the problems they can cause.
The OVP will work fine from his car. New they are $53 from KAE.
Same for the MAS. Rebuilt they are $255 from Programa.

$50 aint bad. On my 190E, I've only ever re-soldered my OVP relay and that was 4 years ago. I've not had any issues with my MAS.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:47 PM
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Should not need to have an extra on hand. If you had to pick one, have the OVP (or just the extra fuse(s) that go in the top of it). I wasted $75.00 on mine due to the OVP Cure All Myths circulating around and it did nothing.

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