I think you got the PN wrong. My records indicate the PN is 1263301135. You may want to check if I am right.
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Thanks guys, my EPC points to 2 P/Ns (see below image):
Not too fond on finding out at my own expense. Luckily I think I am getting somewhere with enough research and forum help, so I will have Lemforder (or REIN that are also made in Italy just like the Lemforder) parts on my car.
If the price difference to the Optimal product is great, its probably 'too good to be true' and junk.Bruce, I hear what you are saying and I fully agree. The only issue I have is when you get to order that OEM part (knowing that you are shelling out big bucks for quality), you find out it's no longer available. In addition with so much knowledge on this forum, it's almost impossible to think that the suppliers of a particular part to Mercedes are not known and whether they offer their own private label part - I'll use Lemforder and even Febi as an example with their parts being the same as the OEM ones only with the OE P/N and logo removed. And who doesn't like to save a buck, or 90...
As much as I think I know the good suppliers, I find out that I don't! Is "Optimal" one?
Optimal is off the table, as I wrote above I don't feel like experimenting.If the price difference to the Optimal product is great, its probably 'too good to be true' and junk.
A google search of the brand should be all that's needed. Imo, if it can be found, Meyle is about middle of the road.
Scroll down to the forum supporting vendors. Several sell OE Mercedes parts at highly discounted prices. For example, MBoemparts is really Mercedes Benz of Napierville (near Chicago). Autohausaz sells original parts at good prices and uses the original MB parts numbers.
Also, frequently older parts numbers have been superseded.
Thanks!I’d say that’s a whole lot! Good job! :thumbsup:
Car was sold new to Qatar, then went to Japan as a used import - me thinks it was the only way you could import a RUF/ECE version. In order to comply with the local emission regulations it required a catalyst retrofit. While the converter itself looks OEM, it is clear to me that it was added on later. I will fix that one day :winkif u have a row car, why does the exhaust tubes go from 2 to one and then 2 again before the resonators
Bummer!Ah yes I have Depo rear lenses too. Very slight leak though, only a little but of course I live in the UK so I put the stock ones back on. I miss the lovely white sections though, no amount of cleaning the others makes them truly white.