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Yep ran in to this on an attempted heater hose purchase through dealer for the 123 wagon. One was available, the other wasn't.

The parts counter warned me this was starting to happen.

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This settles it. I need to fill my yard with parts cars.

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I do not see a ton of 300D's on the road down here on the Mississippi coast. I do know of a few of them driving around but I only see 2 on a regular basis.

Over in Oregon they are MUCH more popular and you see them but this was back in 2007 so maybe things have changed since then.
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Same here- I'm in coastal Alabama.

In fact, there really aren't many MB on the street in this area under the 2000 model year.

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Sorry I'm from one of the other forums in the vintage section as I have a w108 but I will say that parts are hard to come by. I had to get a new Exhaust manifold and no one had one but Mercedes and they only had 5 in the united states and then this week I had to get a shift selector and I wanted a new one because I didn't want the cable to break and Mercedes only had three in the US. I'm getting a new radio this week but luckily Becker is remanufacturing one for me as we speak. The wooded trim near the windshield I had to drop off at a carpenter to repair because they don't exist anymore. Of course my car is from 72 so...
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I do not see a ton of 300D's on the road down here on the Mississippi coast. I do know of a few of them driving around but I only see 2 on a regular basis.

Over in Oregon they are MUCH more popular and you see them but this was back in 2007 so maybe things have changed since then.
I never saw many when I was in my Mississippi exile (lived in Diamondhead from 2005-2012) and I think the W123 population dropped by a significant margin when I left taking the two I had at the time with me.

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Sorry I'm from one of the other forums in the vintage section as I have a w108 but I will say that parts are hard to come by. Of course my car is from 72 so...
There were only about 380k-390k W108s built. There were more than 2.6 million W123s built, not to mention that the W116, W124, W201, W126 and many models of light delivery vehicles as well as the G-Wagen used many of the same components as the W123. (The OM616 was built by MB until 1995! The W126 was built in Germany until 1991, and here in South Africa until 1994! The W202 uses many of the W123's brake parts, including the ABS!)

Old rare cars will present a problem. But the W123 was not rare (save for the coupé), and many of its systems either are still used or were used until as recently as 10 years ago.

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Number of W116s built: 473 035
Number of W123s built: 2 696 915
Number of W126 built: 892 123

Number of M102 2.0 engines built: 1 161 979
Number of M102 2.3 engines built: 886 875 (excluding W201 2.3-16)
Number of M102 2.8 engines built: 831 380
Number of OM616 engines built: 627 476 (excluding military and commercial vehicles)
Number of OM617 engines built: 561 967 (excluding military and commercial vehicles)

And you're still telling me that parts could be hard to come by?
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I do not see a ton of 300D's on the road down here on the Mississippi coast. I do know of a few of them driving around but I only see 2 on a regular basis.

Over in Oregon they are MUCH more popular and you see them but this was back in 2007 so maybe things have changed since then.
You can still see them around in Portland, but much less than in 2009, when I last was here.
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I have/had a local part supplier here in Maryland, Potomac German Auto. I needed a rear caliper for my W123 since deciding to get her road worthy again. I called them up and they told me they are not supplying any Mercedes parts older than 2005..I believe that really cuts into their market, or maybe not. I still consider a 2004 a fairly new car...

P.S. I do not understand the reasoning behind cheaply made aftermarket parts. Why go to all of the trouble to make a part (re-design/copy and manufacture) just to make an infirior part that doesn't last or work in the first place...?

"Continually Convincing Central Maryland that W123's are not slow.."

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