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Old 06-30-2008, 07:39 PM
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South Miami area: BlitzenBenz

Blitzen Benz
5897 SW 69th St
South Miami, FL 33143

(305) 667-8717‎

These guys rock, owned and operated by two Armenian brothers. Never met a set of more honest mechanics in my life. They specialize in older Mercedes Benz vehicles, especially the diesels but are no stranger to the new stuff! If you end up in the area and your Benz feels sick, stop in and see these guys.

2002 SLK 230
Gone but not forgotten:
1983 300D
1981 El Camino 'OILBRNR' - 6.2L diesel
OM617 powered '86 F150
1984 BMW 524td
2001 VW Beetle TDI
1994 Sunurban 4x4 6.5L diesel
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:32 PM
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Totally Agree they are excellent - Use them for my 1987 300d turbo
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:37 AM
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I got to tell you about my experience with Blitzen Benz. I want to start this with they are nice and all. I took my 1978 450slc to them, they diagnose, needed fuel pump, so they change it. Was billed over $700plus which included a tune up that was not ask for, wanted nor needed, as a matter of fact, they even acknowledge that the car have as they described "clean or new parts" as it was tuned up about a month ago by another indy. That's it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:16 PM
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Not a bad shop. Make sure to deal with Saro. He knows the older MB cars very well, and is good at diagnostics. Saro is also a gentleman.

I brought a G-Wagen into this shop. They were, for years, the approved G-Wagen repair center for the old importer, Europa International.

I was a bit disappointed to learn that they did not know that the axles could not be refilled completely while the vehicle was up on a lift and that the G-Class needs to be on the ground to change the gear oil so that the axles would fill fully, especially the rear axle.

I pay for technical knowledge and competence. Their rates are okay. I would have expected that they would have known about the proper method to fill the axles.

Still, not bad.

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