BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jan 2013
Vehicle: 2003 R230 SL500 Designo Edition
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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The Mechanic, at 48 Laurel Street has done high quality work for me in the past. I only stopped using him when it got cheaper to buy my own Star diagnosis and lift at home.
On the other hand, Autobahn Mercedes are out to bankrupt me every time I stop by. They ALWAYS try to sell me work that doesn't need doing and replace parts that are already new or in excellent condition. They quoted me more than $11k to repair my 2003 SL500 ABC suspension, saying that all the accumulators and tandem pump were leaking heavily and bad, but it turned out that the already new tandem pump just needed to be primed with air pressure, there were no signs of any leaks when I checked. They also said the brand new flex disk was old and cracked, the new spark plugs needed replacing, rear main seal was leaking (it was a valve cover) and a whole host of other parts needed changing that were fine. They pulled the same trick on my S500 with a flanking maneuver from the sales guys a few years ago, but I decided to give them one more chance with the SL500...
2003 SL500R Designo