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Old 27th November 2019, 07:47 AM
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The quality of aftermarket parts for Mercedes is so variable these days, I wanted to created a thread to learn from examples of what parts are good, and what parts are poor quality and should be avoided. It is also worth identifying the true OEM supplier for parts.

So far, my experience with a meyle transmission mount was poor, the part was lower quality than the previous one and had to be modified to fit.

Helmet has mentioned not to use the Febi timing chain guides in M116/M117 engines.

I know IWIS is the OEM supplier of M116/M117 timing chains.
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Old 27th November 2019, 08:16 AM
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I have always soursed Mercedes parts from Silver Star in Kingsgrove. They supply only OEM and know their Job. I never had an issue with anything.
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Most of my European car parts I get are from ASV/Eurocarparts
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You have good memory Bryce, generally Meyle are poorest quality “German” parts with Lempforder being the best, usually you get what you pay for.
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Unfortunately I could not find an alternative to Meyle for a W126 electric fan. The factory one was USD$450, Meyle is $120. I couldn't find any other brands.

At least its not hard to replace if complete junk.
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C107, I would have been able to supply an excellent W126 fan. Ah well, too late now. Regards Styria
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