Part number MER-1040520516 is a new, unused Genuine Mercedes engine timing chain guide. Unlike timing belts, timing chains are semi permanent parts of your engine, meaning their expected lifespans are well into hundreds of thousands of miles. Timing Chain Guides are designed to align the chain so it can pass smoothly over the timing chain gears. Replacement of these items are typically restricted to rebuilding high mileage engines or when parts are missing.
The original parts used by Mercedes to build your car are available as replacement parts under the “Genuine Mercedes” brand. Manufactured under the direction of Mercedes, expect excellent quality and a premium price since these parts are exclusively available through the Mercedes Dealership network.
You may not realize this, but the parts that make up your Mercedes are not necessarily manufactured by Mercedes. No cause for concern, as Mercedes designs the part, hires a manufacturer and ensures its quality to you, including a 1 year warranty. In fact, many of these manufacturers have been making parts for Mercedes for decades and are experts in their own right. In our industry these manufacturers are called OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) or OES (Original Equipment Suppliers), and are often brands you recognize including Hella, Bosch, Bilstein and Lemforder. Don’t be surprised to open that Genuine Mercedes parts box and find a Bosch branded part inside.
If you are looking to buy Genuine Mercedes Parts online then you’ve come to the right place. FCP Euro offers both types of product – Genuine Mercedes and OEM/OES - from brands we trust to use on our own cars. If you have any questions on what options are available to you, just give us a call, we are happy to help.
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