Author Topic: Mercedes 6.9: New Steering Drag Link?  (Read 473 times)

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Re: Mercedes 6.9: New Steering Drag Link?
« Reply #15 on: 19 July 2019, 09:45 AM »
Gents, pretty much I have found in my 116 journey, this is what I do, and I am sure other members will have other tricks too.
- Get part number - for this you will need some form of EPC access
- Next I google the part # and check for hits.
- If you see very little hits, or links to obscure Russian websites, this is a bad sign
- First prize is you see a link to an ebay listing, still active at a good price then pull the trigger, no brainer, especially if it is NOS.  I very rarely buy used parts, just not worth it unless you can confidently rebuild
- If you want to check if still available ex Benz, I only use the Classic Centre.  Pricey but this serves 2 purposes.  You know if it is till available new, and then of course you know how much you are going to have to pull your pants down for :-\

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Daniel
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Re: Mercedes 6.9: New Steering Drag Link?
« Reply #16 on: 20 July 2019, 04:00 AM »
Back to the Pelican Parts thing... when you search for the MB part number, the results that appear are as per MB. The data may not be reflecting actual stock. 6.3 piston rings are still listed for example, which are definitely NLA. When the order is put through to MB, this is when it is confirmed. It is correct to say that they have no idea what is available until the order is placed for special order parts.

Still, it’s probably the next best thing to the Classic Center for confirming parts availability, and you get list prices too.

Tim
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1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500