Some parts advice required

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Strapless
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Some parts advice required

Post by Strapless » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 11:12 pm

I need to order some parts including window switches and transmission filter for my 300E. The car is a daily driver in below average condition and I have no intention of turning it into anything special. It's done 500k km and I just want to keep it on the road as cheaply and reasonably reliably as possible.

As this is my first MB I am still learning what I need to pay for parts and who are recommended suppliers for all the small stuff I might be needing so I have some questions.

I need new window switches for the rear doors. Are the cheaper ones on Ebay worth the trouble or do I need to go genuine? Or any other recommended supplier? Judging by the number of old window switches in the boot when I got the car they seem to be a regular fail so how much should I pay?

I need filters for the transmisiion and engine. Fleabay again? or MB Spares? Or someone else?

Jetronic parts like the EHA switch (mine is leaking and it isnt the O-rings)?

If anyone can point me in the right direction on anything else it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 11:56 pm

MB Spares are no longer operating the spare parts side the their business.
Peach Parts in the USA are a good source of parts for your Mercedes.
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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by T-Modell » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 12:30 am

If you're sure, that it's the switches, take them apart. Normally, they're just dirty or corroded inside. Had it after 30 years with my SL; cleaned the contacts and everything was fine again.

Be aware, that there are little springs and balls inside; remember where they are and be careful when taking it apart. Guess where I know that from ... searched the garage for some time :laughing6:
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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by Strapless » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 10:00 am

Thanks Thomas and Tony. Great info.

Just had a look at Pelican Parts. Wow. Amazing range. Ive already been fleeced on Ebay judging by Pelican's prices. :occasion5:

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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by Christo C » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 10:49 am

For the cheapest price for EHA regulator Bosch Australia - they have an online store - I purchased one a while ago; it’s the real McCoy.
Bosch Part # F 026 T03 002

Repair yours, or buy genuine window switches - the Chinese ones are rubbish.

Repco stock trans & oil filters.
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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by 420 SE » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 2:16 pm

T-Modell wrote:
Mon 11 Jun, 2018 12:30 am
If you're sure, that it's the switches, take them apart. Normally, they're just dirty or corroded inside. Had it after 30 years with my SL; cleaned the contacts and everything was fine again.

Be aware, that there are little springs and balls inside; remember where they are and be careful when taking it apart. Guess where I know that from ... searched the garage for some time :laughing6:
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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by Strapless » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks all for the advice.
Will try to fix the switch again. Still couldnt get continuity the first time but I have a few to try! Plastic bag tip is a good 'un

Pelican parts looks the goods. Good prices and several options for each part at times.

Bosch australia eh? That was unexpected, and at least $100 less than Pelican. Great tip

This was exactly the sort of info I was after

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Re: Some parts advice required

Post by gjlockyer » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 8:42 pm

FCPEuro is another US supplier that I use regularly. Its stock range has diminished a bit recently, but still worth a visit; its part prices are generally a bit lower that Pelican Parts but its freight charges are usually a fair bit cheaper. They also have a genuine lifetime warranty on all parts, even service items like brake pads, oil and fuel filters etc - even exhaust systems. The only catch is that you must send the old part back to them at yr cost. Not a problem if living in the US, but could be from Oz! Makes me wish I lived next door to their business!
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