I wouldn't necessarily assume the MBZ part is better. It well may be
but you have to go on a case by case basis, especially if the vehicle
is old. The aftermarket DOES solve some problems based on feedback that
the OEM never gets around to or refuses to admit it was wrong.
Any time a car is over a certain age the improvements possible become
obvious. If there are enough of the cars around someone will offer the
improvement or you are on your own to do it, which is the fun of owning
old cars. Any pump shop so motivated can build a 180-240D four cylinder
injection pump with a centrifugal rather than vacuum governor, and
putting a Delco alternator on older Benz diesels (and gas cars too) is
just common sense.
Only get the MB part... I have had to replace 3rd party parts too
often. I have learned now from experience. Yep, more $, they "look"
the same, but I only want to repair it one time... not two, or
three...took me a while to figure this out.
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