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Date registered: Sep 2011
Vehicle: 98 E300
Location: Orange County, Ca.
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Now this makes sense: Answered my Own Question
Now that I have for good reason (unless I like my engine jumping around and wearing out the engine mounts) rejected the Speedtuning tune for my E300, why does Speedtuning want $375 to return my now stock ECU back to me, $50 more than they charged for the tune that didn't work? Answer: Because they can. It's always more simple than it's made out to be, isn't it?
In researching I found that all of the used ECU's I can purchase WILL NOT work in mine and most other Mercerdes-Benz cars. As you probably already know, the ECU's in short time become permanently married to your particular car and are unusablewith any other Mercedes. Knowing this, really my only other solution barring a fair negotiation with Speedtuning is the $2400 Mercedes dealer route. That's it.
For those new to the brand, KNOW that the company you're dealing with will have this leverage on you and just as importantly, KNOW the personal and business ethics of the people you're dealing with as much as you possibly can before you do this business through the mail without a counter to stand on the other side of.
It's much more important to me that readers are fully aware of this than to take into consideration the personal wealth of aftermarket outfits like Speedtuning, and I'm certain that the folks running this business would not want for their friends, family and community to know the details of their uttermost lack of ethics in negotiating a solution.