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1979280SEL

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280SEL parts
« on: 16 April 2008, 09:33 PM »
Hey everyone this maybe a stupid question but can you use SE parts on an SEL.  I have recently brought a 1979 280SEL and am in need of a tie rod for it and cant find one checked out a lot of sites but they only seem to have 280SE parts ?????????????

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Re: 280SEL parts
« Reply #1 on: 16 April 2008, 09:56 PM »
They will be the same as the ones on a 280SE. Are you replacing the unit as a whole, or just the ends, as there is an uncommon variation whereby the inner and outer ends are a different length? I think this only becomes an issue on pre-1977 cars, so you should be right being a 1979, best to check though. AutohausAZ.com stocks both types and are highly recommended.

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Tim
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Re: 280SEL parts
« Reply #2 on: 16 April 2008, 10:01 PM »
Autohausaz (www.autohausaz.com) is cheap, quick and supplies the right parts, they should fit either car. The only difference between an SE & SEL is the extra length between the B & C pillar and the sunroof cable (if it has one) is longer on the SEL.
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1979280SEL

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Re: 280SEL parts
« Reply #3 on: 18 April 2008, 06:39 PM »
Thanks guy's managed to track one down so back on the road cheers