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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 10:13 PM
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I'd advice to not sought out second hand parts - they may work but no one's ever sure about how long they'll last. And, for MB parts, the price difference is typically not that much!!! A lot of second hand parts dealers use MB owners to make money - they think that we're all rich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Parts are expensive here in the US also. What you want to do is make sure that the part numbers in AUS match the part number in USA - I don't have any idea why they'd be different, but you never know what gov regulations govern these things!!! In any case, I think that labor is the big difference. Most shops in the us charge near $90US/hr labor. AUS may be more. I agree with you to get the parts and let MB dealer do the work. And you really don't have to do the work at a MB dealer. As long as you get the right parts, look for a capable shop that will install them, and get some warranty. Just make sure that you're not paying more for parts from the USA when shipping and whatever else (custom, duties, etc) are included.

I wish I could be coming to AUS soon with some parts!!!!! I was there a couple of years ago for a gov mission and I loved it all they way. We were out in the desert for several weeks and what a trip it was!!!! Good luck man and I hope it all works out well.

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