Date registered: Mar 2011
Vehicle: 1999 ML320
Location: Gold Coast Qld Australia
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Rear Shock part numbers
I bought a 2014 350ML Bluetec last week (70K kms) with airmatic. (I'm new to the W166 but have had (still have) a 99 W163 for 10 years.) I haven't worked out all the gadgets yet, but am warming to the distronics. I'm still wondering whether all the bells and whistles on the car will be a blessing or a curse. I guess time will tell.
A pre-purchase inspection revealed a leaking rear shock absorber so I ordered a new one from Amazon Australia. The OEM part number I ordered was A1663200130 but the delivered part was Genuine Mercedes A1643200631. I queried the seller who said that the supplied part would fit. I notice that this part is also listed by other suppliers as suitable for both models. Does anyone know what the difference is between the two parts. They look the same except for a slight difference in the cuff.