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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-07-2008, 01:41 PM
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The best person to do visual inspection is the owner.

There are plenty of "grease monkeys" wearing an MB shirt as well. One of them couldn't
even install a battery vent correctly , even after I gave him the written instructions.

Originally Posted by MRBSMITH View Post
Who ever did your service SHOULD have done a chassis inspection and caught this years ago and corrected it!
If you have an indy that overlooked this IMPORTANT inspection, I wander what else he did not do!!
Get your car to someone who knows what they are doing and have your car 'campaigned', There are probably other issues that have not been addressed.

Don't let a grease monkey with a star logo on his hat service a MB.

Trust me, I know, and it sounds like you are finding out the hard way.

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The surface rust appears unrelated to the failure. The fractured metal is clean and rust-free.

Parts fail. Vehicles require repair. Fix 'em and move on.

Nobody in the "rust belt" could afford to drive if every part with surface rust was replaced to eliminate a "potential" failure.

Everything on the underbody would fall into that category.

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