One additional item, with all this other work being done, make sure to have them adjsut your steering box. At your mileage this will greatly enhance the driving experience of your MB. It is quick and simple for an experienced technician.
Very unfortunate, your bad experience at the dealer.
FYI Benzmac One of the creators of this site is an independent. We keep it positive in here!!
[This message has been edited by Benzmac (edited 08-19-1999).]