Thread: Mercedes Benz Truck Parts --- who's your go-to supplier in the US?

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    Default Mercedes Benz Truck Parts --- who's your go-to supplier in the US?

    Well, my best mechanic and I spent all morning on the phone and online trying to find these parts and I'm at a dead end... you, ExPo, are my only hope!


    We've got a 1984 MB 1317 that shredded a clutch the other day (see Picture 1). Excuse the layman's terms here... we dropped the trans and found that there is a ring-shaped component inside the pressure plate which cracked, sending debris into the clutch and damaging the clutch disk.

    We're left needing a replacements for the pressure plate (see Pictures 2 & 3) and the clutch disk (see Pictures 3 & 4).

    Part Numbers we can find:

    Pressure Plate - 0032509904
    Clutch Disk - 431861571103

    Anyone have a lead on where I might find these?

    Like I said, been looking all morning and all of our usual channels are dry. Second option, which I'm waiting for a return call on, is a-guy-who-has-worked-with-one-of-our-guys-who-knows-of-a-guy-who-can-rebuild-them-in-Missouri - never dealt with rebuilt clutch/tranny parts, but that's all I've got at the moment...

    Thanks!

    Kevin

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    Check out http://www.merex.de/en/index.php They ship world wide! Great company. Good luck.

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    Kevin,

    Give Jim Ince a call tomorrow (or tonight), he likely either has one, or knows where one is, in North America:

    http://www.eurotech-services.com/

    he stocks a LOT of Mercedes truck parts.
    -Trev
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    Awesome. Thanks for the replies guys!

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    If you have no luck, please shoot me a PM with your phone number. There is an old timer around here that used to do a LOT of work on these L-Series trucks in the 80's. He sold off the majority of his parts stock (he used to have hundreds of thousands of parts) but still has a decent number of odds and ends. I am working on an L1116 project myself. Swapping the MB engine and trans out though.
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    I appreciate the help everybody - looks like we're going to try the rebuild because cost-wise it's untouchable. One of our local diesel shops uses this refurbishing outfit in Missouri regularly and swears by it (plus they're facilitating the whole thing and have promised to make it right if we're not satisfied). Apparently it's common practice to refurbish clutches on tractors and other heavy equipment due to replacement cost, so why not have a go.

    I'll be sure to update this once we get it back and relay the results in case it might be of use to anyone going forward!

    Sidenote - http://eurotech-services.com is AWESOME... I'll definitely be keeping that in my file for next time we need something. Those UNIMOG 404's he's selling look solid too.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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    You can also check out: http://www.unimogcanada.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keir-Cy View Post
    I also faced the same problem so I took help from http://info.automotix.net/trucks-accessories.html here you can also get pressure plate and clutch disk for your truck and the important one it is a worldwide shipping website
    worthless

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    Hey Kevin,
    It seems like you tried a lot to get those parts. But all I can say is that why don’t you try to purchase it online. There are pretty good numbers of auto parts websites. Why don’t you try them out? And I could suggest you a few like
    http://www.autopartsfair.com ,
    www.usautoparts.com
    And www.napaonline.com. But for me autospartsfaire would be it.

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