W211 E320 Rear Brake Pads

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  1. tazco

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    Hi all,

    Its my first post! :)

    Car went in for an MOT yesterday and passed but as the rear brake pads are low and need replacing. Asked MB Swansea and they have quoted £211 to replace where the parts are only £54. Is this horrendous?

    Was planning to order a set of Pagids from ECP with their 25% discount at the moment. My car is a W211 E320 CDi V6 with sport edition. Can the ECP man confirm the part number that I need to order?

    Or any further advice is always welcome!

    Many thanks,
    Tazco
     
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    It's expensive, but that's probably just the cost of the parts (genuine) plus 1 hour's labour or thereabouts.

    A member on here (BrabusK8) was offering forum members 40% discount of genuine MB service parts - might be worth trying them instead.

    FWIW, I have found ECP prices to be quite expensive for some parts before the discounts - so worth shopping around, not always such a bargain with 25% off as you might think.
     
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    How much do you think an indy would charge for the labour to fit them? Is it a big job?
     
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    Indy would probably charge about 1/2 MB dealer labour rates.

    Maybe £50-70 for an hour, plus parts?

    Where abouts in the country are you? Perhaps someone could recommend somewhere :)

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    Currently living in Bexhill on Sea..... Not much around here!!

    Will go with the genuine parts and get someone local to install them!
     
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    Assuming you can find soemone that can deal with the SBC system, if yours is a pre-facelift w211, which is presumably why the dealer charges are high.
     
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    Why? SBC is very easy to deal with. Just don't open the doors whilst changing the pads. :dk:
     
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    For some reason, all the dealers who I talk to state that they don't match this...
    Bought the pads today for £50 from local dealer and will get a local indy to fit!

    Thanks for the comments!
     

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