overlooking the obvious

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NOMONEYBUTAMERC, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. NOMONEYBUTAMERC

    NOMONEYBUTAMERC Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    DRUK very kindly provided me with MB part numbers for anti-rollbar overhaul kit for my SL . As the car is almost 40 years old I was not expecting them to be readily available and spent a lot of time trawling the internet , to no avail.
    In desperation I rang our local MB dealers, Sytner (weston-super-mare ),and was able to order them ready for collection on tuesday. Just goes to show that whilst MB do not always have the bits you expect , they sometimes have the ones you do not expect .
     
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  2. Benzmanc

    Benzmanc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    According to clarkson (yep I know) MB stock all the parts for old SL's, apparently you can rebuild the engine for £4k

    Daz
     
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  3. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Went to our local dealer not so long ago to get a price for a multifunction switch for the 124. Had it in stock. They were so pleased to get rid of it they gave 40% off.
     
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  4. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

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    I find for parts they are often the cheapest and you know it's the right bit. It's the labour to fit said part that's crazy.
     
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  5. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Although parts prices have trebled or quadrupled in recent years.
     
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