They are feeding you a line.Hi
I've called Mercedes and they told me these were discontinued. Been looking on other sites but I'm looking for OE. Does anyone know of a place where they still sell them?
That is really the point isn't it. MB is not, to my knowledge a bearing manufacturer and has high quality sourcing. The OEM aspect would assure one of getting factory spec quality and maybe not junk out of China but usually they are build to s size and tolerance by a number of quality houses such as Timken, SKF, NTN etc.However, I very much doubt that MB make the bearings. They will be bought in from a specialist engine parts manufacturer. Difficult to find who the supplier is or perhaps suppliers as manufacturers change them.
So if you buy from a good quality supplier you will end up with the same quality but possibly cheaper.
I don't think any of them make Shell Bearings (Big Ends and Main Bearings) or Gaskets for Engines.Timken, SKF, NTN