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Old 06-28-2007, 04:30 PM
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Rene's - Good shop in NW Orlando

Rene's, Specializing in Mercedes.
3138 Overland Road
Apopka, FL, 32703
407 291 2574

Nice little shop,, always full of 124, 126 & 129's,,,,, reasonable rates ($75/hour labor) and Rene seems like a decent guy.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:29 PM
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Thumbs down Rene's Mercedes shop

I used to go here until I took my 300D in because it would not shut off. I was charged $200 and something dollars for the repair. It would shut off but ran poorly. After inspecting it myself, discovered that the vacuum line to the turbo had been plugged as there was a leak in the a rubber connector. I replaced the connector (50 cents) and the car worked fine. I still own a Mercedes but will never go there again. I do the work myself.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:24 PM
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Location: Rockledge, Fl
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I have heard bad reports about him myself.

I have more than a few vehicles that were "rescued " from him.

the death knell for rene sounded when I found out he put an M110 engine in an '83 300TD because the motor in the TD had "a mystery problem"- he charged the owners of the car $4,200 for the work.

at $40.00/hr for diesels, I have him undercut by almost 50% and my quality of work is very high.
Pierre Hedary 1985 280SEL, 1970 111.026 in progress
Mercedes technical advice hotline: 407 765 2867
[servicing older Mercedes in the state of Florida with competence and passion].

From the standpoint of an honest MB technician, Vegetable oil is a threat to your diesel engine's mechanical integrity.
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