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  1. steveskeggy

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    I need to buy a coil pack for my s600.
    In these times we all have to tighten our belts, so me being tight I am looking for the best deal.
    I can get one from the US for 685 pounds.
    Simple question, is there any supplier in the UK that could match this, I would go a little more for a UK purchase but not a lot more.
    Thanks
     
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    You got the part number for the pack?
     
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    Yep
    A2751500480
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    A2751500680
    Believe thats just a newer part number for the same part.
     
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    The problem with getting it from the states is that you will be charged the extra VAT when it gets here. I got charged for a wiring loom which was shipped over. As it was brand new had to pay the import charge.
     
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    There is no aftermarket supplier that I can find...

    As above contact BrabusK8 as he gets the best discount at the main dealer.
     
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    I forgot about that, had the same thing with a sensor I bought for a Lexus, which turned out to be more expensive than I thought.
    That still looks a total cost of 820 quid though, so its still probably 200 or so less than a MB dealer.

    I just rang them, they dont have any, unfortunately.
     
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    Cant PM him as I have less than 30 posts.
     
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    Thanks, that still works out about a hundred quid more than I can get it from US, but I will bear it in mind if the US suppliers havent got one in stock.
    Thanks for that one, unfortunately thats the wrong side.

    There seems to be confusion between sellers, because some of them call the left side the right and vise versa.
    I think MB call the drivers side (UK) the left because as you look from the front its on the left, but US suppliers call it the right, because its on the right from inside the car!
    So I have to go by the part number its got 04 or 06 for the one I want, and 05 or 07 for the other one.
    What surprises me is the amount of owners that say how many times these things fail, and they are fitted to quite a lot of different models, but they are so difficult to get hold of.
    I expect most folks must go to MB to get them changed.
     
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    Be aware that import duty and 20% VAT will be applied to the shipping cost as well (not just the price of the actual item), and you will have to pay a clearance/handling fee on top of that. So £820 is a bit optimistic I think!
     
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    Not in the slightest, its just the next logical step.
    That poster said that the car ran fine until hot, then all the problems started, whereas mine is like it all the time.
    What is happening is that it starts fine, but under any load it starts to misfire, for example if I have to wait at traffic lights and leave the car in gear, or if I use full throttle. when it starts, if I re-start the engine then 9 ties out of 10 it clears it, unti I put it uder load again.
    The OBD2 reports a misfire on cylinders 1,2 and 3.
    So we have come to the conclusion that the coils for those cylinders are breaking down under load, its not a coincidence either that that coil pack had been taken apart by the previous owner (some of the tabs on the plastic cover are broken).
    I am fully aware that the problem may not go away when I replace the coil pack (I hope it does) but I can only do the logical steps, which started with the MAF, then the plugs and covers, now the coil pack. After this could be the ECI or the Cat, or anything else really.
    But in this situation, its all a guessing game and all you can do is go step by step, unfortunately its a very expensive step.
     
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    Fair enough hope you find an economic replacement
     
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    I cant PM him, because I havent got enough posts.

    I originally looked at one on e-bay in the US, but when I contacted him he said that he didnt have any in stock until maybe the end of next month, which is funny as he advertises either side AND a pair!
    So its looking like this one:
    Home - Above All Motorwerks

    That works out at 730 pounds, its advertised as a free ship item so the VAT on that would be 146, so the total would be 876.
    Dont know about the handling fee, But this is why I asked if anyone knew where I could get one in the UK, and as I seem to have hit a dead end here then its going to have to be imported.
     
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