Bought my first 300gd M4 advice needed please

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Hi, I wondered if you kind people could help? I have just bought my first 300gd M4 and am planning to restore it to original spec. Is there a book available (recommended) or any info anywhere on doing this? Also are most parts still available? I.e on the interior - pedestal for seats, carpets, headlining, dash etc and for exterior is there a rear door skin available as this one is rotten, new bumpers, grills and other panels? Thanks so much.
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Re: Bought my first 300gd M4 advice needed please

Welcome to the Club !

By and large everything will be available through your local MB dealer parts dept, (ask for at least 10% discount).

Body panels and door skins are not expensive, but interior trim parts will be and not all interior parts are still available - carpets may be difficult.. Your best bet will be to try to use existing door cards and roof-liner, but have them re-trimmed in new material. Use www.ebay.de for hard-to find or expensive items.

There's a Haynes manual on the Mercedes 300D (W123), which should help with regards to the engine and transmission, if you need to do any work on those. Otherwise, I suggest that you find a copy of MB WIS + EPC on eBay (£5 - £10) for installing on a laptop or PC. Engine service parts, brakes and shocks/dampers etc can be found from 3rd party suppliers like Euro Car Parts and they stock the OEM versions too. 

 

 

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Thanks so much for the heads up.
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Does anybody know a good match on a replacement carpet in the grey for the 460? MB tell me they don't do it anymore but there is another which may fit but I'm looking at over £1000 plus vat but no guarantees that it will fit!!! Thanks
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I found this but it's just a key generator and information. I Am I looking at the wrong thing? Thanks httpsver.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F122396022391
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You want something like this.

It runs as a virtual machine on Oracle VM Box or similar (which you download for free from Oracle)

http://ttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MERCEDES-BENZ-WIS-ASRA-EPC-04-2017-SERVICE-REPAIR-MANUAL-FOR-ALL-MB-MODELS/171829833542

 

 

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Ed123 wrote:
Does anybody know a good match on a replacement carpet in the grey for the 460? MB tell me they don't do it anymore but there is another which may fit but I'm looking at over £1000 plus vat but no guarantees that it will fit!!! Thanks

Mercedes tend to use good​ quality carpet material in their cars, but not sure that I would spend £1,000 and I can't imagine what they have in mind (as a might fit), unless it's from a later W463 model. Most W460 came with tough vinyl flooring and not carpet, so it may be difficult to find second-hand. However I am sure that if you have the remnants of your original for a template, a good car trimmer could provide whet you require. else look for used W463 interior carpets on German ebay.

W460 search
https://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_Teppich+Fond+w460.TRS0&_nkw=Teppich+Fond+w460&_sacat=0

W463 version:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Teppich-Fond-Bodenbelag-Mercedes-G-G-Modell-G-Klasse-463-carpet-carpeting-2850mm/112621721411

 

 

 

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Thanks I will look now
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Thanks, that's perfect
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Actually,

you might prefer this one, as it's sent from the UK;

WIS + EPC

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-Benz-Workshop-Manual-WIS-ASRA-SSL-EPC-ETM-ETK-All-models/172976197900

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Great, I've just bought it
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The way to get genuine EPC/WIS is through the UK MB owner club. They are affiliated with MB and you get the same access as the dealers for about £25 PA I think. I have used the VM method with CD and subscribed with a VAT number at one time to EPC but the MB owners club now seems like the easiest way.

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Didn't know that. Good to know. Thanks.

I am a member of the Mercedes Benz Owners's Association (MBOA), but not the Club. (different organisations)