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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 01:18 PM
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I have used Autohaus Dierolf in Carmel. They are are little expensive on parts costs. I might try Black Forest motors soon.

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post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 07:00 PM
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Where in Bloomington?

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I used to take my car up to INDY" Worldwide Motors for services when it was still under warranty. When the warranty expired, I use a local MB repair shop in Bloomington. I think the owner is more knowledgeable then the dealer grease monkeys.
I live in Bloomington and am looking for a good shop for my older Mercedes. What shop do you use?

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post #13 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 05:46 PM
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Bloomington Recommendation

Took my car to Quality Imports - probably best mechanic in Bloomington, has been in business over 30 years and only works on mercedes. Little pricey, however, cheaper than the dealer. GL
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Autohaus Merkle on the westside is a good one, especially if you have an older benz. they really know their stuff.
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post #15 of 39 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 11:53 PM
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Not really too big of a fan of autohaus meerkle... I have had them run several dino's for me and once had them do a timing belt on my jetta. I got my car back in worse shape than when I took it to them... I do my own work now if the Indiana weather is permitting. J Frank is a good shop on the north west side they have worked on my mbz and I have never had any complaint. He actually imported my car in the early 80's. FYI they are trying to get rid of there old inventory if anyone is looking for parts check them out they are willing to deal!
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I've been checking into JFrank, and am somewhat put-off. The son now "runs" the location and seems a bit difficult to "reach". I've met and spoken with the elder J Frank, and he's a nice man. He told me yesterday his son was there from 8 'til 4, so I dropped by this afternoon, oh, around 1-1:15. There was a note on the locked door; Gone to lunch, be back around 4! I guess one has to make an appointment to make an appointment.
I called Bob Squires and left a message, so hopefully I'll get a call from him.

I DO appreciate all the recommendations given in this thread.

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I have a 72 280 SEL and have had a tough time finding a good shop to work on my car. I tried Bob Squires and found him to be weird and difficult to deal with. Merkel will charge whatever they can get away with but ok if you know exactly what needs to be done and tell them what to charge! Dierhoff has been good so far but only a few experiences. J Franck is the closest to me and has a horrible reputation from what I hear and my only meeting with a mechanic made me run away quickly. Had some work done at Werners in Ft Wayne and they charged me about double the estimate but did really good work, Werner personally did the job and he did it right, but not cheap.
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Just for informational purposes, Bob Squires is rather ill. I spoke with him today for about 10 mins. and he told me he's battling a serious infection and is having heart surgery soon. He'll be out of commission 'til ~ the middle of May.

I'm still going to check-out Black Forest and may be Bloomington(at least the drive to B-ton would be fun; 135 to Bean Blossom then 45 to B-ton
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Any local indy with an actual SDS that is willing to turn off teleaid? MB only calls for .3 hr labor. Some of the indy I spoke with charge an hour minimum or don't want to touch teleaid. Thanks,
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You might check-out JFrank, 52nd and Lafayette Rd. The elder Mr Frank told me they DO have SDS...
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