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Howdy all! 馃憢

I hope everyone is doing well after the new year's bash.

I would like to know if the market for replacement parts for any Mercedes is lacking in supply lines (e.g. unable to acquire certain parts)(mechanical, not electronic).

If you find that you can't find parts for your aging Mercedes, I would like to hear about such problems. The reasoning behind this request is to find possible solutions for such problems.

Please feel free to comment if you're having such supply problems.

Thank you and good day! (y) :) 馃崟
 

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Wow. Much less Mercedes cars were sold compared to other makes and even less of the diesels. Only the worldwide distribution of Mercedes has kept as many of the parts around as there is now.

I have a 1992 chevy Astro van that they no longer make some parts for.
 

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Howdy all! 馃憢
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I would like to know if the market for replacement parts for any Mercedes is lacking in supply lines (e.g. unable to acquire certain parts)(mechanical, not electronic).

If you find that you can't find parts for your aging Mercedes, I would like to hear about such problems. The reasoning behind this request is to find possible solutions for such problems.

Please feel free to comment if you're having such supply problems.

Thank you and good day! (y) :) 馃崟
Acquiring is a broad term - MiC garbage is more the status quo at this time.
You're best option is to contact MB Classic Car Center, along with your other mates and inquire/ request/ prod for the components you desire/want. Not sure how that will fare as some oem parts have been covered with non-oem parts.
The issue with this is: many of the 3rd party suppliers produce garbage replacement parts.
I'll take PnP oem parts vs the likes of ur枚, febi, febi-bil etc.
My 2 sense.
 

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It varies widely by chassis.
I鈥檇 say the 107 has the best parts support.
My 123 and especially my 201 parts drying up.

If you have a modern car from after 2000 you honestly will have a harder time as the parts are just too complicated and vehicle specific
 

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I posted this because I've been considering opening a machine shop. I've rebuilt engines, electric motors, starters and alternators etcetera.
 

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Cool idea but the time involved will probably make the parts more expensive than most will want to pay.
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