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Old 08-18-2006, 03:56 PM
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1981 300 SD
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Location: Vero Beach, FL
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Vero Beach

I've seen the posts of shops in West Palm and Orlando, but both of these are at least a 1.5 hour drive, without traffic, from where I'm at.

I live in Vero Beach (Zero Beach) and work to the north in Palm Bay.

I have an '81 300 SD and I'm reading on the forum that even the young techs that are now at the dealers are not really familiar enough with this older vehicle to recognize its idiosyncrisies.

Any old timers in my area, even guys that want to work on it in their spare time for some extra cash?

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Old 10-18-2006, 10:45 AM
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1981 300 SD
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Location: Vero Beach, FL
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If you look at my thread Ignition Lock Problem and see post #28, you'll read how a local indy helped me out.

The shop is K&B Foriegn Car Service at 2300 U.S.1 in Vero Beach.

Long story short, he charged me $20 to remove a key cylinder. Something a competitor said couldn't be done, and to do it his way would be $500. The good guy did it right then and there, the other guy not only wanted $500, but said it would take 3 weeks to order the part.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:40 PM
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Good shop

I had an old Audi diesel, many years ago, with a fuel leak problem. I stopped at K&B and asked about it, their tech came out, looked, and fixed it on the spot. 'No charge", they said!

Years later, I bring my MB wagon to them... Service as it should be... good techs, good attitude!
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:41 PM
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1981 300 SD
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Location: Vero Beach, FL
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Stay away from Foreign Car Exchange just to the North of K&B.

IMHO, the Foreign Car Exchange owner will rip you off, as he tried to do with my ignition lock problem.
Pictures of the MB:

1981 300 SD with a Goldenrod water block and Injetor line heaters. EGR is missing

1999 F-350 with HP X-over, Dahl 100 Fuel Filter, Coolant by-pass filter, CCV mod, Tymar intake.

Both on single tank WVO blend
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