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Old 03-08-2013, 07:29 PM
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Car lost brakes out in rural NJ today (ok, one circuit, but it still made it pretty horrific to drive). Respect for STS tire in NJ for (a) being able to fit me in immediately and (b) calling around and sourcing a reman caliper for a 240D less than one hour before closing time. Good guys, good company.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:33 PM
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Nice! I bet they were right on the phone with Cardone, big brake remanufacturing company in NJ. I am pretty sure I have met someone who works for them connected to this board at a gtg but I can't remember who. Just out of curiosity, where in NJ?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:26 PM
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In spite of the common conception of the car repair business there ARE good ones out there.
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yes there are. I always feel cautious when I have a problem on the road but really I cannot remember a time when it really turned out badly.

When we moved my son to Florida the first time about eight or ten years ago, his 240d started getting hot and we realized the fan belt had gone bad, we bought a belt and asked about a place to install it. This was in GA I believe. It was early evening so things were closed but nearby was a fellow who did stuff at home.

Changing the fan belt requires removing the ps belt and the alternator belt on a 123 240 so its not too complicated but is a pain.

I was traveling with my brand new dodge truck and a nice looking airstream so felt conspicuous in that little town.

Not to worry, the fellow worked on it at least an hour and only asked for $15 when done. We paid him a nice tip beyond that and felt lucky.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:18 PM
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Nice! I bet they were right on the phone with Cardone, big brake remanufacturing company in NJ. I am pretty sure I have met someone who works for them connected to this board at a gtg but I can't remember who. Just out of curiosity, where in NJ?
Out near Dover (the one on 46 in North Jersey), which is sort of the border between suburban and rural-ish. Yep, the parts came in a Cardone box. Anyway, nice job.

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