Date registered: Jul 2008
Vehicle: Current: 01 SLK230; 11 A3TDI; 66 Bronco; 73 Ranchero. Miss many w123s, esp. '77 totaled @474K miles
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Anyone Tried the Shop in Oregon City?
They are advertising on Craig's List as Mercedes Diesel Specialists - no shop name given, but they say they also have lots of parts for '73 and up and trained in Germany for 7+ years. Phone is 503-654-4488.
No longer a fan of MBI after one parts-counter guy and then two apparently more senior guys rudely and dismisively insisted that their bosch pencil glow plugs for older 123s (upgraded from loop-style) were $40 EACH at their retail counter. Not $14; not for a set of them; not installed; just $40 each, retail. "They're hard to get". The three of them scoffed at me like I was a dumb woman. Total BS and they were very dismisive. Sig was there, but seemed embarassed and kind of hid away when I started to look toward him. Luckily, I have benzworld and other internet resources, so this was one dumb woman who didn't spend $200 on $55 worth of glow plugs. At some point, they realized the error and had corrected the price when I checked again recently (just to see). I might spend $10 or $20 there on something I need in a hurry (though I've even found the dealer cheaper on some parts). However, I still don't trust them with anything significant and they won't be working on my cars again.