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Most on this forum will know that I had problems with the distributor caps on my UK based 1993 SL500.

Following recommendations I tried to by the Bosch spares from Autohauz, however they do not accept card payments from the biggest UK bank.

A couple of miles from where the car is, is a spares shop that specialises in German car spares.
I called in with the relevant Bosch part numbers, and they said they were in stock, however they were made by Beru.
I said that I was particularly after Bosch, and the shop owner told me that the Bosch distributor parts are now farmed out and made in Eastern Europe, and that because of warranty claims, he now buys in Beru spares as they are made by the Borg Warner group in Germany.

Compared with Bosch originals, the Beru caps and rotors had a visibly better build quality, the plug lead connections are brass instead of what appears to be steel on the Bosch caps. (see attached photos)
They also were finished in an anti tracking composite plastic.

The Beru parts bolted straight on, and so far have been faultless.
 

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2002 SL BRABUS 5.8 Silver Arrow; 1992 SL BRABUS B11; 1996 S Class diplomat ride
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Beru is always better than Bosch.... If, I have a choice I always pick Beru....
 

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I forgot to mention price.

The Distributor caps were £46 each or $72 each.
The rotors were £18 each or $28 each.
 

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Beru makes very good products.
I would buy them.
Better then Botch????

Regards,
aam.
 
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