s 600 reply
I did call the sevice manager in Boise, and he was (seemed ) happy that they were wrong and I managed to get the car fixed for relatively little money. Completely unabashed re the wrong diagnosis, though. No mention of the $1200 in "diagnostics" of course, and the $700 to ship the car from Boise to Enrique and then back to me in Montana. Still thinking about my next letter to MB re their poor attitude but probably wasting my printer ink. Drove an E320 and Audi S8 over the weekend and I must admit I've been spoiled by the S 600. The Audi was fast but cramped for space( again, compared to the S) so don't know what I'll do long-term.