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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 04:39 AM
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I avoid the stealership as a matter of conscience. I frankly don't like their prices, and feel outrage at having to spend sometimes three times what I would elsewhere.

I started my Mercedes voyage with ebay - I just watched what common parts were going for and baselined how much I'd expect to pay. Then I saw who was selling what, and kept away from the folks who pulled something off a Mercedes somewhere and put it on ebay - leaving the guys who specialize in stuff for ours, for BMWs, Audis, etc.

I settled on a few vendors who I trusted - JoelTLC was one, though I'm not sure if he's doing business anymore. Ron, the moderator for this forum, continues to be another good source (shameless plug for Ron, who also ships very quickly).

i've had luck with Napa, Autozone, Peachparts and Adsit, for various bits and pieces.

I also talked to the local windshield guys and found out who was capable of installing the seal and chrome trim (it is indeed a dying art), and I got in good with the Monterey CA (where I was stationed) restoration scene (all this led me to the conclusion that I'd never go to the dealership for parts again).

Bottom line: eBay is where I found my gaskets.

If there's one vendor who consistently gets a bad name (they're listed throughout this forum), keep away from them, but to state that something non-OEM is by default not good is inaccurate.
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