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Hello

As you all know I change my EHA valve 2 weeks ago & they recommend me to change my distributor Cap & Rotor as the car engine sometimes shakes during idle(Waiting at lights)-That only happen if i do not use the car for a few days. I will change it in January after my vacation.

So the shop have put the quotation at the invoice-

"2pcs distributor & rotor need to be replace- $1 200++" which is equivalent = USD $878. It that normal pricing for the distributor cap & rotor?
 

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You can check online with parts.com for 'normal' US prices.

Of course, there is alway GermanStar.
 

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Hello

As you all know I change my EHA valve 2 weeks ago & they recommend me to change my distributor Cap & Rotor as the car engine sometimes shakes during idle(Waiting at lights)-That only happen if i do not use the car for a few days. I will change it in January after my vacation.

So the shop have put the quotation at the invoice-

"2pcs distributor & rotor need to be replace- $1 200++" which is equivalent = USD $878. It that normal pricing for the distributor cap & rotor?
Hello zeaq,

If you're in Brunei, US$878 will fly you to HK (for the day) + 2 Bosch distributor caps + 2 rotors + 2 new/updated rotor brackets + s-plug cables.
I can give you the name & address of the parts store. :)
 

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Dealerships are quite proud of those bosch caps. In the USA, aftermarket you can get the same cap and rotor for about $100. Manytimes they can be just cleaned up.

I think they are gouging you buy saying to replace caps/rotor/ and wires. I don't know anyone whom has replaced a complete set of wires on a M119 engine. They are silicone/copper core which last a long time. If there is a bad wire, they can find it using an ossiliscope and replace the wire- reusing the ends. Dealer sells the wire by the meter and it's cheap..

I'm sure $1200 would fix the problem.. but less than an hour cleaning caps might well take care of it and leave your wallet heavier for the holidays!



Michael
 

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Thanks- I will check out online prices. Pelican & GermanStar.

- Chicky,

Hk sells cheaper Merc parts? hmm.. Interesting...I might look at that.

Saniam,

Well this is not a dealership- Just a Merc specialist & they get their parts from Singapore & sells cheaper that the dealer.


BTW today- I was washing the car. While brushing off the rear wheels.(Near gas cap area) If I put my nose near the area between the tire & rear fender. I can smell a light fuel smell. Explain that? Is that normal. I do recall asking the mechanic to inspect the gas tank area- He check & said no leaks found.
 

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Thanks- I will check out online prices. Pelican & GermanStar.

- Chicky,

Hk sells cheaper Merc parts? hmm.. Interesting...I might look at that.

Saniam,

Well this is not a dealership- Just a Merc specialist & they get their parts from Singapore & sells cheaper that the dealer.


BTW today- I was washing the car. While brushing off the rear wheels.(Near gas cap area) If I put my nose near the area between the tire & rear fender. I can smell a light fuel smell. Explain that? Is that normal. I do recall asking the mechanic to inspect the gas tank area- He check & said no leaks found.
Actually, it might also be cheaper to get the OEM parts herein Manila. I'll call the local supplier here for some quotes + FedEx to Brunei.
 

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I'd guess your fuel smell isn't normal. The fuel pump/fuel filter/accumulator is down there.. Check closely- most common would be fuel filter leakage where someone reused the crush washers. Tighten it a little bit- if that doesn't work replace the sealing washers.


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I'd guess your fuel smell isn't normal. The fuel pump/fuel filter/accumulator is down there.. Check closely- most common would be fuel filter leakage where someone reused the crush washers. Tighten it a little bit- if that doesn't work replace the sealing washers.


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Ok- I will have that ck soon to be sure- Smell is gone. I think it's Cat Pee too- Sometimes stray cat sleep under there too.... Not too sure. Edit- Just found out- I haven't change the fuel filter before.

Chicky,
Thanks.
Ok- Do check the price & sent to total quote . I might consider it :) Thanks. Ensure the parts s for a 1991 500SL- DO you need the Vin no.? I will give it later...
 

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You should have told me about the parts few days ago, I could have got them for you at an interesting price.


 

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You should have told me about the parts few days ago, I could have got them for you at an interesting price.
Azmi, would you happen to know why all of the sudden my engine won't crank? LOL. :rolleyes:

This is ridiculous, first my Pano was stolen now the car dies. Sheesh, what could be next for crying out loud. :eek:
 

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Hi zeaq,

Only the Bosch distributor caps are available at the equivalent of US$123 each, which is expensive. I'll send you a pm for the email address of my HK supplier.

Chicky :eek:
 

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Azmi, would you happen to know why all of the sudden my engine won't crank? LOL. :rolleyes:

This is ridiculous, first my Pano was stolen now the car dies. Sheesh, what could be next for crying out loud. :eek:
Is your starter still there ?
 

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Azmi, would you happen to know why all of the sudden my engine won't crank? LOL. :rolleyes:

This is ridiculous, first my Pano was stolen now the car dies. Sheesh, what could be next for crying out loud. :eek:
Hmmm maybe that you find an identical car to yours in my garage? ;). Ahahah.

Cheers.
 

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Hmmmmm.

The pano, starter, maybe car is to be found in Micks garage in Italy? ;)

Then Azmi must have started an export company? :)

Well that explains his trips.
A man has to make a leaving.... Lol.

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Hmmmmm.

The pano, starter, maybe car is to be found in Micks garage in Italy? ;)

Then Azmi must have started an export company? :)

Well that explains his trips.
A man has to make a leaving.... Lol.

Regards,
aam.
Albert, I think you have nailed it my friend, below is Azmi's hardtop inventory! :rolleyes:

In this photo that has emerged from another recent thread, the one in front looks like my Pano! :eek:

 

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Ken where do you get those pictures. :)
He is a nice guy but....
I just hope that Azmi is not going to get pissed with our jokes. Lol.

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Amzi is making enough off of these ummm, parts. He is probably not concerned. LOL

That pic is interesting. There is a lot of topless going on!!
 

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Ken where do you get those pictures. :)
From Pat's thread Alot of Hardtops Pano tops for sale .

He is a nice guy but....
I just hope that Azmi is not going to get pissed with our jokes. Lol.

Regards,
aam.
LOL.

Amzi is making enough off of these ummm, parts. He is probably not concerned. LOL
Chad, I believe Azmi is currently on board a US Airways flight headed back to Lebanon/Algeria.

Don't ask how I know but I am willing to bet he is well occupied at the moment flirting with a flight attendant.

Man, am I gonna catch hell when he sees this.
 

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Hi
Fairly new poster to forum but read it quite often. I have a 95 sl500 and my dome light assemly has cracked into pieces. Tried to save it but no luck. Does anyone know someone parting out a car? I have been all over the net trying to find this piece with no luck.
Thanks in advance
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Hello all- Now I want to buy the parts. Already Emailed the HK supplier that Chicky sent-Just awaiting reply from the parts store & I also look at eBay link that one member sent to me via PM.

From what i see. I need the:

My car- 91 500 SL: Engine M119.960

1) Distributor cap
119-158-01-02-m14

2) Ignition rotor
119- 168-020310M14

3) Distributor Rotor bracket
119-158-06-40-M22

What else do I need? Care to share :D & also are the parts no. correct? match with the car engine.


Edit- HK supplier already reply back- No stock for most parts except for the Rotor bracket. Thinking of buying from the USA.
Z
 
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