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Old 09-17-2019, 02:12 AM
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Any reasonable old school Mercedes shops in SF Bay Area

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Wanted to put feelers out for any old school Mercedes mechanics in the SF Bay area.

I do alot of work myself but am looking for a mechanic for jobs that might be better suited for a knowledgeable Mercedes mechanic that works in a shop.

I knew of a few but they all retired.

The car is a 1987 300E that I am trying to keep on the road. For most this isn't considered old school, but most mechanics today just know how to use a scan tool and replace modules.

Looking for a mechanic in the SF bay area that knows these cars well and will go easy on me labor wise.

I don't mind driving a bit nor leavning the car for a while.

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Old 09-17-2019, 09:13 PM
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Looking for a mechanic in the SF bay area that knows these cars well and will go easy on me labor wise.
What sort of $ do you consider " Easy ", what is the going labor rate for 10 year old cars and are you supplying parts?
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:22 PM
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Try Morris Motors out towards Sacramento. Mike is top shelf. While you car is there, check out his classic old iron. -CTH
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W124 is pretty easy to work on especially with the info on the internet. I wouldn’t pay someone $150/hour to do the work
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:36 PM
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W124 is pretty easy to work on especially with the info on the internet. I wouldn’t pay someone $150/hour to do the work
Better to buy good tools for that money.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:07 PM
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Nick’s Mercedes

Try Nick’s Mercedes in Walnut Creek. Their address is: 2702 N. Main, Walnut Creek, phone (925) 938-5500.
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Better to buy good tools for that money.
Yup exactly
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Better to buy good tools for that money.
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Yup exactly
Except that does not buy decades of experience to diagnose problems or use the tools.
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Except that does not buy decades of experience to diagnose problems or use the tools.
There is so much info and resources .. videos..on the internet on how to work on stuff. It’s pointless to pay someone hundreds of dollars and dropping your car off for a few days when you can do the same job in a fraction of time and money. But I get it if you have more money than time. Been there before.

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