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Old 19th November 2009, 00:13   #181
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so the dealer has almost a 300% profit margin on the original MB parts?? are the prices not regulated by MB India or something?
No the prices for parts is not regulated by MB India for any model. The dealers tell you they are ordering the parts from Germany but the fact is they would get the stuff from the local market and charge you extra. A normal owner of such high end cars is not going to go to the local market to check on the price or for parts. Firstly cause he has no time and secondly cause it saves him the headache to search for parts. MB dealerships do not even allow parts to be provided by a customer. This is where they earn from the customer, and the customer happily pays saying it is from the authentic dealership service center.
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Speedy the mirrors are a overkill, but sadly you gotta em. And its nice to see you are completely changing all the brake(s) assembly. I'm quite sure the V12 would need good brakes to stop! But she is gonna be a crispy drive after all that is done. Cant wait for her to come out.
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Electronicaly Foldable side mirrors - Rs 40,000 a pair


You are not going to want any bike pushing past those, I bet!
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Speedy the mirrors are a overkill, but sadly you gotta em. And its nice to see you are completely changing all the brake(s) assembly. I'm quite sure the V12 would need good brakes to stop! But she is gonna be a crispy drive after all that is done. Cant wait for her to come out.
These are new ones and not second hand ones off another car. If i do choose the latter than it would cost Rs 15,000 a pair. The down side in this is if the motor of even one is not working or damged then i have to spend again to have it repaired or if totally gone get new side mirror houseings again. If i opt for non folding side mirrors then it costs me Rs 10,000.
In an automatic the first thing you check is brakes and in a V12 you dont drive if you are not sure of them . The car is coming back to its original specs of 408 horsepower and 540 nm of torque. The fastest S600 in the country. 1993 onwards to comply with the Europian and American emission norms the S600 was detuned to 389 Horsepower and 400 odd nm torque.
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The tires are an unusual size and not stocked by everyone. What is available are Goodyear (Rs17,000), Michilin (Rs19,700) and Yokohama (Rs 16,000). I was told Goodyears are the better of the three, hence going for it.
Sheesh Speedy! Goodyears on an S600. Go for Michelin PS2s
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Parts required for the car with priceing. This would clear alot of Myths that we carry for the W140 spares being over the top. Atleast after owning one mine are cleared .

Engine oil (Mobil 1) - Rs 800 per liter.
Oil filter - Rs 850.
Drain Plug Washer - Rs 190.
Air filter - Rs 1000 each. The 600 has two air filters.
A/c filter - Rs 1250.
Brake oil - Rs 850 per liter.
Front Brake pads - Rs 5500 per set.
Rear Brake Pads - Rs 4600 per set.
Front brake disc - Rs 7600 a set.
Rear brake disc - Rs 4600 a set.
Front brake caliper kit - Rs 950 a set
Rear brake Caliper kit - Rs 1000 a set.
Transmission oil - Rs 850 per liter.
Electronicaly Foldable side mirrors - Rs 40,000 a pair


The Big daddy chilling with similar big boys the W220 S500 and the W221 S500 (silver). the two w221 blacks are 350's.

Wow! what a sight! Three generation S-classes.

I feel the spares seems to be economical compared to new gen cars!
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Electronicaly Foldable side mirrors - Rs 40,000 a pair
Man! that is insane!
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Sheesh Speedy! Goodyears on an S600. Go for Michelin PS2s
I was informed by my friend who has a Michelin dealership t go in for the Goodyears. He said they were better than the PS2s.

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Wow! what a sight! Three generation S-classes.

I feel the spares seems to be economical compared to new gen cars!
. wanted to shoot with the Maybach but my car cannot move next to her. What a sight that would have been .

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Man! that is insane!
Electrical parts on the car are very expensive my friend.
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Man! that is insane!
No, actually it isn't!

This is one of the world's luxury vehicles.

What's even more insane is that any of its parts are affordable!
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So speedy , was there a maybach ? Any photos ?
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Requesting info on best availability of 265 40 18 (101 Y) tires if anyone posting above can help, several of you seem to know quite a bit about the various tires, sizes, prices. If off topic kindly delete.
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MB dealerships do not even allow parts to be provided by a customer.
Arent they allowing the parts to be sourced by you and they bill you only for the labor charges.
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Hey Man, your car is really cool, I kept watching the pic for 5 minutes. gazing at my screen. Hats off to you
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No, actually it isn't!

This is one of the world's luxury vehicles.

What's even more insane is that any of its parts are affordable!
, As long as you have the money anything is affordable my friend. The correct term i would use is Normal person affordable.

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So speedy , was there a maybach ? Any photos ?
This car was the Demo car of Mercedes Benz and now belongs to V.J.M.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...tml#post999096 (Pics of the Maybach 62 in india & A personal encounter on Page 4)

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Arent they allowing the parts to be sourced by you and they bill you only for the labor charges.
I mentioned it before Dipen. It helps when they are your clients and the normal practice does not apply for me .


@ Deepaksuri1 Thank you. Thats the effect the car has on anyone my friend .

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Requesting info on best availability of 265 40 18 (101 Y) tires if anyone posting above can help, several of you seem to know quite a bit about the various tires, sizes, prices. If off topic kindly delete.
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You could post your query in this section. The response would be better and the tire afficianados would be able to help.

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