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correct i am talking about the brand Uro, i have heard nothing but bad things about them on mbworld. i would like to avoid the brand if it all possible but if that is the only option then i guess...

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The URO part will fit but it ain't gonna last very long.

URO stands for ....

U Replace Often
Unreliable Reproductive Offering

There's a reason it cost one-tenth of the genuine part. Chinese junk.
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EPC shows a 116 part number...1162230112 with a list of $155. Looks like there is a uro version in the aftermarket. It's still going to cost $50, so if you love your car, consider the originals @ 155.
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As always, I suggest looking at MercedesSource.com.
Search "W108 Motor mounts".
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I would suggest not using mercedessource.com and to do your own research (with vin) and get the correct version for your car. the w108 motor mounts with 6 cylinder engines use totally different mounts than the ones with the V8.
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So aside from an opinion or two about the quality of Uro parts, are there hard and fast tests, reviews or other results one could look at?

It seems to me that at the end of the day, what it comes down to is trust - trust that Uro is using the same materials as those used in the original parts. In the case of original rubber (as cited in the video) recipe being used, it sounds reasonable that the design was changed moderately to fit a non-machine shop (my garage) environment.

My motor mounts were replaced a few years ago, when the car was 37 years old, and I didn't go most expensive because I don't intend to keep the car another 40 years. Years later and after a lot of use, the mounts are still mounting the engine to the body, I don't have excessive shakeing or shimmying, and I have no cause for complaint. If a cheaper-by-one-third part does the same mounting and provides another 20-30 years (assuming it's "substandard"), good to go. After that age, the car is likely to be rusting in bone yard somewhere anyhow.

The ONLY time I would go "OEM" or buy something from the stealership is if I was taking the car to perfection and intending it to be drooled over at Pebble Beach, Carlisle, etc etc before accepting the 1st Place trophy. For daily/weekly/monthly driver cars like ours, a $55 parts makes a heck of a lot of sense to me.

If Uro parts fail after a few thousand miles, they'd be bankrupt after multiple lawsuits. I'd say the same thing for ANY aftermarket, non-OEM part maker.

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In non safety-critical applications one must consider the time and difficulty involved in replacing a part in order to make a cost/benefit analysis to justify the use of a sub standard component. For critical applications, one must always use the best components available. "Uro" is a remote pidgin dialect word for 'feces."
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not all after market parts are bad .including euro .what i experienced , is that on some parts [ china ] the rubber is of poor quality , so axle boots , motor mounts, steering linkages and so on will fail within 1 to 2 year , the rubber part just disintegrate . so example , you replace your tie rods , get the car align , and within a year the boots re gone .nothing wrong with the metal part , just anything made of rubber . so called made in ger and china , so it is difficult to judge .
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I lurk most of the time here but I wanted to concur with those warning to stay away from Uro when it comes to important/critical parts. There's plenty of accumulated evidence at the W126 forum from members disappointed after a short time and having to redo everything spending even more money.

As a general rule, Uro rubber items like door/trunk seals, mounts, engine parts, etc, tend not to last. Poor quality and cheap materials to blame.

I did a quick search on Everything Benz using the part number provided by member elduderino and sure enough, every source is Uro...

Mercedes A 1162230112 Engine/Motor Mount

But then, using Google, I found this source for what appears to be OEM at a somewhat of a discount...

1162230112 - Engine Mount - Priced Each - ES#1641988

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since only china now makes those parts , i would take a chance .called my wholesale place [ SSF ], the 116 223 01 12 is no longer there . like i said before , the uro part looks good , but the rubber part of it is junk . the chemical of the rubber is not up to the stress .
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