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Old 07-10-2008, 12:57 PM
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Tom,

I didn't intend to counter your statement about STAR, when I posted my response I hadn't yet read your post.

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Old 07-10-2008, 01:28 PM
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Stay away from STAR he will charge you a fortune. As well, the dealers are costly. They mostly throw parts at problems and do not diagnose. It took me 4 years to find a guy here and he is excellent. He is moving his shop in a few weeks to a new location. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car. He is from the Middle east and has been in this country for many years (25) If you are not Middle East phobic . I'll post his name and new address when he is finished his move!

Do NOT go to Cockeysville Mercedes an independant.He is a thief!
I have no beef with Middle Easterners. I've traveled in Arabic countries and found people to be reasonable, friendly, and generally better informed about the world than Americans. I also happen to love Falafel.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:38 AM
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Stay away from STAR he will charge you a fortune. As well, the dealers are costly. They mostly throw parts at problems and do not diagnose. It took me 4 years to find a guy here and he is excellent. He is moving his shop in a few weeks to a new location. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car. He is from the Middle east and has been in this country for many years (25) If you are not Middle East phobic . I'll post his name and new address when he is finished his move!

Do NOT go to Cockeysville Mercedes an independant.He is a thief!
Tom, is this who you are referring to? Shahverdi's Foreign Cars http://www.sfcionline.com/ If not is anyone familiar with them? Located in the Glen Burnie area.
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:12 PM
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Stay away from STAR he will charge you a fortune. As well, the dealers are costly. They mostly throw parts at problems and do not diagnose. It took me 4 years to find a guy here and he is excellent. He is moving his shop in a few weeks to a new location. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my car. He is from the Middle east and has been in this country for many years (25) If you are not Middle East phobic . I'll post his name and new address when he is finished his move!

Do NOT go to Cockeysville Mercedes an independant.He is a thief!
Did this move ever happen? Do you have the new details?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:06 AM
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I can highly recommend Mid Shore Imports in Easton, MD. I drive more than 1 hour to reach this shop. Don't be alarmed by the way it looks - let's say they put their money in function rather than form. Dewey Reed is fair and knowledgeable, and has treated me well and takes great care of my car. Not affiliated, just a satisfied customer. 410-822-0022.

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My sister and brother had a bad experience with their workmanship. I wanted to take my c230 and 190e 16v there. But she'd had her head gasket replaced by them, and it leaked later. She ended up doing the work herself.

Currently, I've been using Pohanka (Salisbury, Maryland), and they are so damn awesome. I use to use I.G. Burton and have been screwed a few times. Any suggestions for Hunt Valley/Cockysville Maryland? I was thinking about checking out MB of Hunt Valley then some non-dealerships for my 190e.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:43 PM
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Try Island Imports in Stevensville, near the Bay Bridge. He keeps my SDL running. Ask for Steve.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:51 PM
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I recently had a very good experience with German Auto Service in Jessup. Not the least expensive I've encountered, but worth the expertise and the enthusiastic customer service and quick turnaround.
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88 300CE (Ersatzhammer) 904/Java 163k -- Turbo Technics twin turbo kit, AMG Gen I body kit, Sportline steering box and steering wheel, Sportline/Eibach /Bilstein Sport/500E suspension, Quaife LSD in 210 mm diff case, Silver Arrow brakes.
88 300CE Brabus 3.6 199 on Black 44k
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I have no beef with Middle Easterners.
Me either, but I have had chicken with them.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:21 AM
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Me either, but I have had chicken with them.
Well, I've even had camel with them. Kind of dry, but tasty if coated with enough garlic and turmeric.

I've now also visited Hunt Valley Imports on York in Cockeysville. They were recommended by several benz drivers in my neighborhood as pleasant and reasonable. I tend to agree. They replaced my ball joints and charged for about 3 hours, instead of the 5.5 hours the manuals say. The ride and creak level have dramatically improved, so I think they did the job well. They were also very accommodating on schedule.
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1994 E500 199/Gray 82k
84 300D (Salty) Orient Red/Palomino 141k
88 300CE (Ersatzhammer) 904/Java 163k -- Turbo Technics twin turbo kit, AMG Gen I body kit, Sportline steering box and steering wheel, Sportline/Eibach /Bilstein Sport/500E suspension, Quaife LSD in 210 mm diff case, Silver Arrow brakes.
88 300CE Brabus 3.6 199 on Black 44k
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:33 AM
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Well, I've even had camel with them. Kind of dry, but tasty if coated with enough garlic and turmeric.

I've now also visited Hunt Valley Imports on York in Cockeysville. They were recommended by several benz drivers in my neighborhood as pleasant and reasonable. I tend to agree. They replaced my ball joints and charged for about 3 hours, instead of the 5.5 hours the manuals say. The ride and creak level have dramatically improved, so I think they did the job well. They were also very accommodating on schedule.

I agree, I have used Hunt Valley Mercedes (AKA Valley Motors).. Harry has always been accomodating, even let me provide some parts I had purchased but didnt have time to install. I have spent quite a bit of money there, parts guys are great, plus the give the MBCA discount.
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Can't help you with indies in Balto. However, IMHO, the best MB dealership in the Balto. area is R&H, just west of Balto. Good parts and service- Honest- but not cheap.
Had an experience with R&H's parts department yesterday. I wanted one of the brass alignment tools to help you put wheels on and take them off by screwing it into a lug bolt hole. None of the three parts guys there knew what I was talking about and they tried and tried to find it on EPC net. After 20 minutes of research and hushed conversation, they went to find a tech. Then they came back and told me it is no longer available, was part of an optional toolbox back in the day. Really useless folks.
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1994 E500 199/Gray 82k
84 300D (Salty) Orient Red/Palomino 141k
88 300CE (Ersatzhammer) 904/Java 163k -- Turbo Technics twin turbo kit, AMG Gen I body kit, Sportline steering box and steering wheel, Sportline/Eibach /Bilstein Sport/500E suspension, Quaife LSD in 210 mm diff case, Silver Arrow brakes.
88 300CE Brabus 3.6 199 on Black 44k
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:22 PM
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Had an experience with R&H's parts department yesterday. I wanted one of the brass alignment tools to help you put wheels on and take them off by screwing it into a lug bolt hole. None of the three parts guys there knew what I was talking about and they tried and tried to find it on EPC net. After 20 minutes of research and hushed conversation, they went to find a tech. Then they came back and told me it is no longer available, was part of an optional toolbox back in the day. Really useless folks.
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Gotta put in another plug for Chris at Hunt Valley Imports. Had my 300D in for an oil change and, on his own initiative and nickel, he replaced the windlace in my driver's door opening from one of the donor cars on his lot. He also found a piece of dash wood which was cracked on my car and put that in, too.
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1994 E500 199/Gray 82k
84 300D (Salty) Orient Red/Palomino 141k
88 300CE (Ersatzhammer) 904/Java 163k -- Turbo Technics twin turbo kit, AMG Gen I body kit, Sportline steering box and steering wheel, Sportline/Eibach /Bilstein Sport/500E suspension, Quaife LSD in 210 mm diff case, Silver Arrow brakes.
88 300CE Brabus 3.6 199 on Black 44k
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Potomac Classic Autoworks in downtown Rockville specializes in Benzes from the '50s through the early '90s. In business since 2009.

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Potomac Classic Autoworks in downtown Rockville specializes in Benzes from the '50s through the early '90s. In business since 2009.

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