Beginning to see some "strangeness" with Silver Star Motors in Vienna, VA here. I initially went in with symptoms of a blown head gasket, to which I suggested to the shop. After various tests, I was told the problem was with the above parts. After all this, I am still losing water and being told I have to fork out $1200 again to have that repaired.
Now that all are in agreement it's the head gasket, I recommended providing the head gasket set on my own to reduce costs, while they take into consideration I got "shafted" the first time. The response was, they take off 1 hour labor for the head gasket job, but if I suppied my own gasket kit, they cannot warranty the job.
Usually, I work do all work on my own (brakes, oil, etc) but don't have the confidence and tools for the head gasket job.
1993 300CE Garnet Red
18x8.5 ADR M-Sport wheels (Hyper Silver)
Metal Master brake pads
Semi-gloss black front grill insert