Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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So once again, I think we should not talk Uro vs expensive parts, but cheap parts vs expensive parts in general.
Brake parts beside, I bet lot of owners spend extra $100 on good radiator hose, that worse come to worse can trigger $200 -300 in towing and repair charge, but then save $10 on household hose that can trigger $15,000 in floor and ceiling damages.
Those things don't happen that often, but I have seen them few times.
I am just waiting for brake hoses for my father's W124.
Choice at autohasaz was $28 for better hose or $8 for cheaper one (not URO).
Father wants cheaper one, so this is what I will be installing this week. His decision, not mine but I'll be sure watching how the cheap stuff holds.
Life is always full of choices, but making principal rules help to sail via.
You buy cheap, but don't sweat when you have to pay second time soon,.
You buy expensive and hope it will last.