Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Regional Forums > Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2003, 01:45 PM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Arkansas

Will be handing a pristine, low-mileage 82 300D over to a woman in Little Rock this spring- does anyone know of a small independent Mercedes shop that they use and trust? Thanks.

-JAS
Attached Thumbnails
Arkansas-profile.jpg  
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-18-2003, 03:50 PM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Anyone?

Does anyone in Arkansas own an older Mercedes and have it serviced by a reputable mechanic? Anyone....?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2003, 07:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Posts: 172
mb shop

German Auto Tech in West Memphis. 870-735-5906. Ask for Ditmar, or Michael, his son. Specializes in older, diesel Benzes. Honest, reliable, and dedicated. Do call for an appointment as they seem to have all the work they can get to. They take care of my '80 300SD as if it were their own.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-21-2003, 08:14 AM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Thanks!

Thanks for the reference- thought I was out of luck there for awhile. I knew there had to be a great Merc shop somewhere down there.

Will follow up with them.

Cheers,

JAS
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-21-2003, 12:09 PM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Wink Abby Normal

Are there no good shops actually in Little Rock, though?

Get the movie reference....?

Thanks,

JAS
Attached Thumbnails
Arkansas-d-td.jpg  
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-05-2003, 05:02 PM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
checking in...

Still looking for someone to work on an 82 300D around Little Rock. Shoot me a reply if you have someone to recommend!

Thanks,

JAS
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-15-2003, 01:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Sherwood, AR
Posts: 29
Pleasant Valley Automotive

I hesitate to recommend anyone without personal experience with their work, and I have never had anyone work on any of my cars. But you haven't had much luck, it seems, so I'll give a second-hand recommendation.

I bought my '83 300cd from a fellow in west Little Rock. It was (is) in impeccable condition mechanically. He used the local dealer mostly (Riverside Motors) along with a local shop, Pleasant Valley Automotive at 1905 Hinson Loop Road, 501-227-0619. Pleasant Valley replaced engine mounts, oil cooler lines, glow plugs, hand fuel pump, and such. Prices were reasonable, with very fair parts pricing. They also did his lube, oil, and filter changes. ASE certified technicians, according to the invoices, and apparently familiar with these diesels. Wish all my cars had been as well maintained before I got them.
__________________
Dale
'67 Volvo 122
'79 Rabbit Diesel
'79 M-B 300TD
'82 M-B 300D
'83 M-B 300CD
'85 M-B 300TD
'86 Isuzu P'up TD
and a couple of Hondas

Last edited by VeggiePup; 05-15-2003 at 03:08 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-15-2003, 09:32 AM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Talking

VeggiePup-

Thanks for the info- I was really beginning to think I was s.o.l. as far as finding a decent repair shop- the 82 is moving to Little rock later this summer, and now I at least have a reference to where it can be serviced appropriately. Thanks again,

-JAS
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-23-2003, 11:25 PM
moparmike's Avatar
You will rue this day...
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 732
MB mechanic in NW Arkansas

I use Shuler ******** in Fayetteville. They have been a MB specialist (not officially w/ MB) for over 40 years.

They do good work, and labor is $50-55. Prices are decent too, and they have genuine MB parts, and usually remans.

Have a good one.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-09-2005, 10:13 PM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Thought I'd see if anyone has any more suggestions- STILL looking for a good M-B indy in the Little Rock or Conway, Arkansas area.

Yes, this post is YEARS old!

Any recommendations appreciated!

Thanks,

JAS
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-25-2006, 04:04 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 44
Did you ever find anybody around that area? and/or does someone know of any shops in NW Arkansas? I may travel around or near there, would be nice to know before hand in case a mechanic is needed.
__________________
89 300E - 240k +
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-28-2006, 12:24 PM
arcticathlon's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Posts: 1,119
i live in searcy, and have a 85 300D. i went to riverside and was treated like crap. so can say dont go to them. i wish i could find a good place to have my car worked on, but i think the only place available is German Auto Tech. their prices were reasonable, ($80 for a valve adjustment) and they sounded like they knew what they were doing.

jas2wa where in arkansas are you? anywhere close to searcy/little rock?
__________________

Grey '91 350SDL 214k
Beige '81 240D 4 Speed 254k
Blue '82 300D 225k
White '95 E300D 46k SOLD
Blue '87 190D 2.5 Turbo 315k SOLD
Brown '80 240D 4 Speed 716k SOLD
Beige '80 300D N/A 119k SOLD
Blue '85 300D Model 186k T-Boned
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
jas2wa's Avatar
3point5
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 548
Hey-

I'm actually in Virginia, but I'm trying to find a place to have a friend's car serviced- she's in Little Rock, works in Conway. There is NOBODY in LR who can properly service her 82 300D. I simply can't believe this is true. She's having issues that anyone with diesel M-B experience should be able to fix over the phone, for cryin' out loud!

It is interesting- the most durable, reliable car ever made, but if there's nobody to keep it properly sorted, it gets to be a hassle really fast. And she loves the car, does not want to consider parting with it. She just needs a good 123 mechanic.

All thoughts appreciated!

JAS
__________________
94 E320
71 350SL
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-05-2006, 05:41 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Posts: 172
Best MB Diesel Shop In Arkansas-- Bar None

German Auto Tech, in West Memphis. If your friend can take a day off, she can get anything she needs from Ditmar and his son, Michael. I suggest an early-morning appointment. 870-735-5966.
__________________
1980 300SD 146K miles.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-16-2006, 04:14 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1
Good MB Shops in AR

Shuler ******** in Fayetteville has been referred already but just wanted to confirm they are great (bought my 84 300SD there 8 years ago.). European Motors in Pine Bluff (35 miles S of LR) is great. Pete Boehm, from Germany, been working on Mercedes for 40 years, factory trained in Germany. Gruff manner sometimes and the place looks like a dump but the work is quality, the prices are fair and he's honest. Just did my motor mounts and some other misc maintenance, total bill $250. he's forgotten more about Mercs than most ever knew!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page