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Old 06-05-2003, 05:21 PM
Randall Grubbs
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Louden is good but I think he can be even more expensive than a dealer! I used to bring him my 928 but have never brought my MB over to him b/c there are more MB shops in town to choose from.

Randy
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for your compliment 95E320cab. Randy, can you recommend other MB shops then. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:27 PM
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I've used Classic Imports. Owners name is Dave and he's about a stones throw from Louden. I think he does a good job with mechanical stuff. He did my power steering pump R&R, replaced my rear leveler valve, maintenance items etc. I've never had him do any troubleshooting or anything real involved.

Over in Bedford there's Zim's that I have used for my 928. Very good and knowledgeable, careful with your car and I trust them. The only problem is that it is a long drive if you don't live over that way. I think I will use them if I have any major work to do like the chain replacement.

I've had tire work and alignment done at Autoscope in Plano and they are very professional but for some reason he can't get my front dialed in (toe) and I keep scrubbing the inside tread off! I'm still waiting to see if the last alignment is going to be good (so far so good but the jury is still out).

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Old 06-09-2003, 11:46 AM
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Randy, thanks for your recommendations. I think Louden is for people with open checkbook. Louden wants to charge $400 for the EGR valve, and got them to reduce to $253 after I told them the part is selling on line for $155. Also got billed 5 hrs. labor at $79 per hr. Posted car for sale on Autotrader.com; no rush as am enjoying the car on weekends.
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:54 AM
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mbrookie,

Since you're selling your car it probably doesn't matter but PArk Place sells parts wholesale to MBCA members the first 10 days of the month. Its a great deal even compared to prices I find on the internet.

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