Did you go back to Fortech ? What was your experience ? I'm looking for some service work when I get my SL out of storage...so just planning ahead
I went back to Fortech for a service (really just an oil change) and my experience was mixed. I overpaid for the service (which was refunded) and there was a small leak from the drain plug which was corrected. I was mildly annoyed that I had to go back for these concerns.
At the end of the day, I didn't save much by not going to MB Newmarket b/c the cost of the synthetic oil is so expensive for 9L. And you also lose the courtesy car/shuttle and also have to go with MB approved oil, but it's not Mobil1 nor is it recommended for 20k/1year - so in the end I'm probably going to be short $ if I perform the next service within the year.
Decided to do the tranny service with MB since the difference again was negligible. The cost of the transmission fluid (synthetic, also 9L) alone is $200 (even online) the filter is preferably OE and there is also a recall on the wiring harness that Benz is taking care of and obviously wouldn't have been done by an indie mechanic.... I will pick & choose services going forward depending on the nature and estimated quotes.
That all said, Fortech was friendly, fast and still fully expect to deal with them for brakes and other services that I can order parts online and does not require special MB attention.
So, if anyone has any other recommendations in the York Region area, I'm all ears (or eyes: online ;-) ?.
Again, Fortech receives my endorsement. However, picky enthusiasts with online research capabilities for recalls and repairs need to always choose wisely for their own best interests.