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 ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-22-2001, 12:11 AM
TIM PAULUS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I had a post about a month and a half ago about a bad hesitation between 500 and 1500 rpm on a 86 420 sel with 180,00 miles. Well here was the problem, after taking it to two different major established auto repair shops in Corpus Christi TX, and more than a week of the car being in their shops, and $1000.00 in parts replacement and trouble shooting, both places were totally stumped!!!!
I got wise and took it to the MERCEDES shop and in less than 5 minutes of listening to the car the mechanic knew exactly what it was,

it was the timing chain, it skipped a tooth on the passenger side overhead cam gear!!!! they had it fixed and on the road in less than a day!!!!

I learned a very valuable lesson, it is, don't be cheap and go for the shops with a lesser hourly rate, YOU pay in the long run!!! in this case more than a thousand dollars than necessary. GO CERTIFIED MERCEDES MECHANICS, HERES TO YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-22-2001, 09:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
Many of us are not trained by Mercedes, me included.

To be great at what you do, you must love it and be willing to invest in the tools and literature. You must be willing to spend the time to learn the causes of problems and be willing to listen to your customer.

Thanks for telling us the fix, but I am sure that some of us indpendents on the board could have found this as well. I'm sorry that your local independent let you down. I would think that they lack in one of the above departments.
__________________
Benzmac:
Donnie Drummonds
ASE CERTIFIED MASTER AUTO TECHNICIAN
MERCEDES SPECIALIST 11 YRS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-22-2001, 10:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 758
You're Sooo! Right Benzmac

Just my .03 worth,

There's quite a difference between the trained mechanic and the experienced. I'd rather have the aft, the books don't teach it all. Too many times have I relied on so called trained mechanics with all their certificates hanging on the wall, but application was zero. The guy with greasy hands and a not gonna get wipped attitude by a hunk of steel generally knew what the problem was just by sound alone, or a few simple tests. Experience, it's not over rated.


Charles
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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front suspension fix....go all the way or fix only what's broke? mbtjc Tech Help 11 06-11-2007 01:13 PM
What do I fix first? willrev Diesel Discussion 22 12-16-2004 01:51 AM
ways to fix -- america notlostmaybe Open Discussion 15 05-24-2004 10:18 PM
Tranny hack fix rebootit Diesel Discussion 6 08-28-2002 07:38 PM
"85 300SD transmission flare fix? Pro help, please Ron Johnstone Diesel Discussion 3 08-05-2002 12:48 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page