Originally Posted by AnthroProfessor
To the poster that had a problem at Mr MB Motors:
I think that it is worth mentioning that the poster who had the alleged problem has posted a total of 12 posts to this forum in the past 18 months of membership. Out of those 12 posts here are the statistics:
2: suggesting that someone is an idiot
2: four word or less posts with no real content
7: Posts complaining about his service victimization from MB Motors
1: query to trade some parts
I had a nice chat with Enrique today when I picked up my car. It was my first time I left my car with Enrique. I heard the other side of the poster's issue. I won't post it here, but I will say that I consider the poster with problem to be the problem.
Having said that, I had gone to A-German Motors on Foothill for service of my 85 wagon. Victor adjusted the valves, fixed a vacuum thing, changed the oil and fuel filters. The bill was reasonable.
I asked about the AC and Victor told me that my compressor was frozen and that it would be about $1500 to get my AC working.
I asked about my front suspension and was told that it was all shot and that it would be about $1800 to get that all fixed using non-MB parts.
Then I went to see Enrique.
Enrique informed me that my compressor was unplugged. He recharged the system with R134, replaced a vacuum control behind the push buttons, and replaced the fan in front of the radiator. The AC work was $240 labor and $430 parts.
Enrique informed me that my lower ball joints where shot and that the rest of my suspension looked pretty good. The suspension work was $320 labor and $80 parts for the lower ball joints.
Enrique also replaced the belts for $80 labor, $56 parts.
Enrique also fixed my backup lights so they work, fixed my tach so it worked, both no-charge items.
My total bill was $1261.19
It was well worth the 2+ hour Metro commute from Tarzana to Altadena to leave my car with Enrique.