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Old 08-28-2000, 07:11 PM
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Looking for a shop where I can get my dliveshafts balanced.

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Old 09-08-2000, 10:15 AM
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EUROPEAN AMERICAN AUTO SERVICES IN
LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL SUCKS!
THEY TOOK 5 DAYS 400 DOLLARS TO FIX MY DOOR LOCKS ON MY 300E AND THEY BROKE INTERIOR PARTS AND LEFT THE WHOLE CAR FILLED W DEBRIS AND GREASE ON LEATHER.
IF YOU GO HERE EXPECT THE WORST TREATMENT POSSIBLE. PLUS A 75+ YEAR OLD GERMAN GUY THAT CANT SPEEK ENGLISH WORTH DICK AND SWARES ALOT, HE CALLED MY CAR A PIECE OF *%$*&@$%$#%^&()*(&&&&*****!!!!!!
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Old 09-16-2000, 01:44 PM
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Don't go where Adam Bourassa went

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Old 09-16-2000, 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by rich30769:
Don't go where Adam Bourassa went
Knowing where not to go is half the job already, that still leaves lots of real estate between NY & Chicago.
Chicago area is where I am looking around.
So, where did Adam go?
And where should has he gone?

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Old 09-25-2000, 05:02 PM
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I too am familiar with this guy (he's hungarian, not german).
When I bought my 88 190E, I figured this guy could do the standard flushing and refilling of all the fluids like anyone would do after buying a used car. When I got the car back, like yours, it was greased up, and half the work was completed.

From now on, I do all my own maintenance, and if I need major work, I go to Motorwerks...at least they give me the use of a new C230 kompressor while they work on my car. So far I'm quite happy with them (knock on wood).
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Old 11-02-2000, 07:56 PM
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I am very pleased with Motorwerks parts dept. I do all maintenance on my cars my self and find Motorwerks parts department to be first class.

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Old 11-15-2000, 12:11 PM
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I need to find a shop inChicago to swith out the differential on my 400e, any ideas?
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Old 12-22-2000, 12:52 PM
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Chicago Independent MB shops

I can discuss 3 I have worked with.

Axtmann Automotive, 5500 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60630-1116 Phone: (773)763-8333 Don
Seems very knowledgeable. Used to build race cars. Works on all makes and models. Usually a few older MB's in the lot. Recommended.

Ilya's Imports Inc., 3360 W Peterson Ave. Chicago, IL
Phone: (773)588-2774 Ilya.
Ex-Local MB dealer 15 years. Seems knowledgeable. Have had good work done there. Works almost always on European cars and always has MB's in the lot. Have +&- but recommended.

Europa Imports, 1007 Tower Ct, Winnetka, IL 60093-1865
Phone: (847)446-9500 John. I have only bought parts. Very booked. Always lots of new and old MB's in the lot, some mint collector models. Sometimes lot is full. Has been very highly recommended to me but I still have yet to have them work on my car.

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Old 02-27-2001, 02:02 AM
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Europa Imports

I get all my MB work done there, and John is very knowledgeable and courteous. Definitely knows what he is doing and all work thus far has been excellent and dependable. Highly recommend.

Ben
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Old 03-18-2001, 10:25 AM
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Bernard,

Where is Motorwerke located at?
You know there tel.#?
Who do I talk to?

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Old 03-18-2001, 07:49 PM
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Several of my co-workers have recommended Chuck's Import Auto on Cass Avenue just north of I-55. Do any of you ChicagoLand members have any input? Otherwise, I'll post my impressions later this week. I still can't find whatever is draining my battery so I'll be taking my 400E to Chuck's for exploratory surgery on Tuesday.

R.
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Old 03-25-2001, 06:03 AM
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Follow-up: Chuck's did a great job on my repairs. These were minor, but I'll be taking future work there. I took the car in to find a voltage drain in the electrical system. When I couldn't get the car started, I had to have it towed to the dealer (Chuck's is too far away). $500 later the dealership mechanic said I had an electrical drain that they couldn't find. They replaced a perfectly good battery. Chuck's found the drain in a couple of minutes and charged me $50.
BTW - they're on Plainfield between Cass and 75th, just north of I-55. Call for an appointment, though.

R.
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Old 03-25-2001, 09:41 PM
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czwbkx,
Glad to hear that you found an honest shop.

Clauser,
Motor Works is located at Barrington & Dundee Roads Barrington, Illinois USA 60010
Voice: 847-381-8900 Fax: 847-381-9396 E-Mail: autos@motorwerks.com
There web site is http://www.motorwerks.com.
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Old 03-25-2001, 09:51 PM
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Re:Mtorwerke

Thanks Ray.

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Old 02-28-2002, 01:19 AM
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Chicago area good and bad

First I'll start off with the good shop. He's basically a diesel guy. The shop is European & American Motor Repair. They are located at 3541 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago. Their phone number is 773 929 4288. They recently rebuilt the engine on the S350. Very good work.
Now with the bad. Stay away from M&R Car Import Service. When my 500SEL failed the emissions test, I found them in the list provided by the emission facitilty. I went over there and they charged me $157 to just look at my car. They then told me they had to do another $800 in work but they weren't sure that alone would solve the problem. Stay away from them. I should have just taken it to my diesel guy, he can handle other types of cars too.
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