Did my own brake job today-C230 1998

Happy with how well the job went for me. Was a little apprehensive...not knowing what to expect. Rotors were pretty worn down..close to 10 mm minimums (87K miles) so decided to install new
rotors. Also decided on new bearings (inside and outside)...the outside ones looked pretty dry so figured it would be worth it to put new ones on along with pads and sensors. All parts purchased at MB as prices seemed pretty close to auto store costs here in San Diego,CA. Breaking loose the inside gland bolts loose took a little effort. Also I used a 1 1/16 in socket with extension to knock out the inside bearing as I was worried about protecting the bearing race. I used 2 short pieces of 2 by 4 wood to support the hub for the bearing knock out effort. Interesting that the final bearing gland nut doesn't use a cotter pin... a small hex bolt instead. Cost for parts $420. I paid myself $500 for some spending money for other things. I'm not sure what the job would cost for a shop to do it. I bet close to $1000.?? Next time I'm sure I can do the job in 2 hrs. I'm the kind of owner-mechanic that does alot of the work on the garage floor... habit I guess from my younger years. So I'm a little sore but got some good old physical exercise which I always love. In many ways a car is a car is a car! ;-)
Larry
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I am in san diego with a 190e and sl600. I have always replaced brakes for very little and rotors recently. I like to do that too as a younger man. Now I find I have to crawl under the damn things to do anything and it always gives me the creeps. When I was 20 I couln't wait to get under there and goof with the car. My brother in law used to get under his car using a bumper jack until he got out from under it and it fell to the ground sideways.

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