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Referral request: PPI for W116 SD in San Diego

Looking for a reputable and knowledgeable indy in SD for a PPI on a W116 SD, preferably near Carmel. I'm unfamiliar with the area. Thanks!
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Exclusive Motors on Miramar Road. Give Michel a call at (858) 552-1112!

He has 30 years experience, tells you up front what's going in and even shows you the old parts when you pick it up again.
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Exclusive Motors on Miramar Road. Give Michel a call at (858) 552-1112!

He has 30 years experience, tells you up front what's going in and even shows you the old parts when you pick it up again.
Yes, thanks. Based on previous posts, both the seller and I checked around and he came up on both short lists. Thanks for the added validation.

Now, fingers crossed.
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Heinz Gietz moved to 4122 Sorrento Valley Blvd. and renamed themselves to HG Motorsports. They are still the embodiment of classic MB service that was started by the dad many years ago in La Jolla, but now they are not an authorized MB dealer.
Which translates into less expensive repairs. They are still able to assist customers with warranty work thru an affiliate MB dealer. Their workmanship is superb and highly recomended. ph. # 858 454 7137

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Big shout out for

The Ultimate Autoworks
5161 Santa Fe St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 274-2887

Selvyn is extremely knowledgeable about older MBs (and BMWs).
Their service is fast and excellent, and best of all, prices are below reasonable.
Just for a recent job, (other shops quoted me $750, TUA only $495).

I have been going to this place for years!
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As far as I know, a/c shops are only allowed to repair R12 systems, not service.
If the under dash evaporator has gone bad, it could take thousands to fix.
There are too many unscrupulous shops out there.
Luckily, Mexico isn't that far.....
Meanwhile R12 is not avaialble there anymore (stopped a few years ago), but they have a drop-in replacement, MO-49+, which works great, but is not available in the US.

Better than paying $$$ for the conversion!
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Nick's was reccommended to me by friends. They have proven to be honest and fair.

Nick's Auto Repair- Independent Mercedes Service
Phone: (619) 231-0405

They must have moved to a new address:

1659 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Phone number is still the same!
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Luckily, Mexico isn't that far.....
Meanwhile R12 is not avaialble there anymore (stopped a few years ago), but they have a drop-in replacement, MO-49+, which works great, but is not available in the US.

Better than paying $$$ for the conversion!
Thanks for the heads up. Someone I know ( a son used to work for me) closed his Van Nuys mechanic shop and moved everything to TJ.
R12 was mineral oil, R134 Esther, I wonder which oil do is used with MO-49+ ?
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Thanks for the heads up. Someone I know ( a son used to work for me) closed his Van Nuys mechanic shop and moved everything to TJ.
R12 was mineral oil, R134 Esther, I wonder which oil do is used with MO-49+ ?
"ISCEON® MO49Plus™ is compatible with traditional and new lubricants – in most retrofit situations no change of oil type is required. ISCEON® MO49Plus™ will work successfully with the existing mineral oil in most systems. In systems where oil return is a potential concern or in systems where the suction line accumulator acts as a low pressure receiver, replacement of all, or part (~25%) of the compressor oil charge."

I recharged in TJ in April and so far no problems at all and A/C still is blowing cold. If anybody needs a reliable address over there, just send a PM.
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"ISCEON® MO49Plus™ is compatible with traditional and new lubricants – in most retrofit situations no change of oil type is required. ISCEON® MO49Plus™ will work successfully with the existing mineral oil in most systems. In systems where oil return is a potential concern or in systems where the suction line accumulator acts as a low pressure receiver, replacement of all, or part (~25%) of the compressor oil charge."

I recharged in TJ in April and so far no problems at all and A/C still is blowing cold. If anybody needs a reliable address over there, just send a PM.
Thanks, are the fittings for MO49+ different, or like R134 / R12?
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