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Old 12-16-2009, 11:32 AM
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Good Diesel Mechanic in Dallas?

Anyone know of a mechanic that specializes in W123s? Need to find a good trustworthy mechanic in Dallas. Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:36 AM
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:31 PM
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Anyone know of a mechanic that specializes in W123s? Need to find a good trustworthy mechanic in Dallas. Thanks!
Please TRUST ME on this one!! Call Don. Excellent MB-only mechanic, better dude!
I have sent many folks his way. Fair prices, great expertise. And he is completely trust worthy.
I am not associated with Don, just a satisfied customer...

GREAT DFW area Indy. Promise!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:34 PM
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Please TRUST ME on this one!! Call Don. Excellent MB-only mechanic, better dude!
I have sent many folks his way. Fair prices, great expertise. And he is completely trust worthy.
I am not associated with Don, just a satisfied customer...

GREAT DFW area Indy. Promise!

Thanks Jimmy... I may give him a call after the Holidays. My "China" needs to be serviced and just cant pay the "premium" at Parks Place anymore. It has been serviced there its whole life, but think it is time for a good indie.

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Old 12-23-2009, 09:57 PM
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David Poole is a regular poster here with a small shop in Dallas, give him a ring. Nice guy. There is Sam & Joe's in the Arlington area also.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:47 AM
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If Colleyville isn't too far then Don Boland is the guy to see. He did work for me about 10 years ago when I lived in Dallas. My 300SD is still going strong. Tell him the Doctor who moved to CA referred you! Good luck,

Also take a look at the previous post

GREAT DFW area Indy. Promise!

I agree that once you go to him you won't go elsewhere.

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Old 12-24-2009, 11:44 AM
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If your closer to Frisco then give Gordy a try. He has done several jobs for me and was originally trained on Mercedes. Looks like he updated his website too recently. He is today reworking my 300D 's Transmission.

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Old 12-24-2009, 12:39 PM
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If your closer to Frisco then give Gordy a try. He has done several jobs for me and was originally trained on Mercedes. Looks like he updated his website too recently. He is today reworking my 300D 's Transmission.
Uh oh. What exactly does "reworking" involve? Just tuning your shifting?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:37 PM
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It started out as just a reseal however after getting the transmission out and to him and opened up I have been told that I need clutches amongst other things. I have had symptoms we have all discuss on here for the duration I have own the car. So now its a rebuild.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:46 PM
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It started out as just a reseal however after getting the transmission out and to him and opened up I have been told that I need clutches amongst other things. I have had symptoms we have all discuss on here for the duration I have own the car. So now its a rebuild.
How much is a tranny rebuild at that place? My white wagon could be "on the clock"......
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:21 PM
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How much is a tranny rebuild at that place? My white wagon could be "on the clock"......


I too am curious about this, my 300sel is getting awfully slow into reverse. The SDL is not too far behind.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:23 PM
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Well Keep in mind that I removed the Transmission myself.

So his rebuild for me is around 1200 ish. I'll have to tell you what that includes later.
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