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Old 01-15-2006, 12:21 AM
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Opinion on Pre-Purchase inspection near San Rafael, CA

Hey folks - I really know nothing about mercedes, but a family friend is selling a 1982 300sd Turbo Diesel that seems incredible, but to protect us both I'd like to get it checked out before buying.

Right now, my plan is to go to Baldwin's German Auto Werks, where the car has been serviced for many years (owner has all service records for life of car). Does anyone have any input on this shop, or perhaps a recommendation of another one?

Thanks for helping out this newbie in any way you can.

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Old 01-15-2006, 10:12 AM
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Indy needed for Monroe, LA

Thinking about having my timing chain/rails changed this spring. Can anyone recommend a good shop? Thanks, Eric
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:35 AM
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If you don't find anyone in LA you can cross the line into MS. Very quality shop in Richland Benz Only
If your engine bay is dirty he won't let you in the shop . That's his only quirk though
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for the reply. What is Richland near? Is it the dealer or Indy?
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:45 PM
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Thanks for the reply. What is Richland near? Is it the dealer or Indy?
Jackson - Campbell Benz (Mel) Independent. I believe you can search in this forum (Mississippi) and his phone# is listed. If not PM me
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:43 PM
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Got it....thanks!
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Old 01-19-2006, 04:27 AM
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the closest shop and best in the area would be Silver Star Motors in Carmichael. They are right off Fair Oaks Blvd. I can look up their number if you need it. Ask for John. he is the owner, and best MB mech in our area.

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Old 01-19-2006, 01:12 PM
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Larry,
Thank you. I saw their address in another post. I will pass this info on to my son-in-law. I sold him my 190E 2.6 for their daughter and I want o make sure that they have a great mechanic available.
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Question Need: Good leather repair in Northern California

Have 77 450SL with one badly decayed driver seat and one in need of sewing repair passenger seat ... Any recommendations greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:04 PM
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John at Silver Star is indeed very good, but closer options are Chris Weisensee at Capital European or Tom Stephens at Stephens Service Center.

Chris' shop is just off Folsom at about 34th and Tom's shop is up by Sutter General Hospital (the old one).
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:06 PM
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Bruce Strauss Autocare

Can anyone in Orange County tell me if Bruce Strauss Autocare (by John Wayne) is still a premiere shop in that area or if anything about it has changed within the last 5 years or so? I'm looking for a good shop to service my son's car. He lives in Irvine and Strauss is very convenient to him.

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Old 01-24-2006, 12:03 PM
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David,
Thanks for your input. I will pass it on.
Neil M.
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:52 PM
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DaveyL--

It's ten days after your post. Has your friend sold the 300SD? Were you the prospective buyer, or are you just helping? My wife and I lost an '85 in the New Year's floods and are looking for a replacement. If it's nice, and still available, please let me know.

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Old 02-24-2006, 05:00 PM
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Any recommendations for good honest shops in Northern Calif, Sonoma County and maybe Marin County?
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:35 PM
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Ask for the owner, Robert Fenton.
Tell him Gerry in Portland sent you

Excellent shop, honest, and they have lots of parts in stock on premises.

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