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Service European, (09) 279-3336 ask for Tim.
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1996, A124, E320 Sportline Cabriolet x 2
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Northshore Car Clinic
Sunnybrae Road, (next to the Testing Station),
Auckland, New Zealand.
Ph 09 443 8383 (Ask for Harindra)

Twenty years as a Factory trained Tech.
Eight or so years as Coutts Workshop Forman. Left the Dealership Network 2008 to start own business. This man is a cleaver dicky with the modern stuff as well as the real old school models. Spotted him resotring a 190 SL in the back of the shop!

They don't call him "Dr Harry" for nothing!

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1970 w109 6.3, 2014 ML350 (petrol) AMG kitted, 2004 Vito 115 crewbus, 2003 CL600 V12 bi-turbo
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New Zealands best MB techs

I would highly recommend Lester Gribble - Autotorque ltd - Mercedes-Benz service and repair specialist. This guy is very good! And charge out rate is great as well. Situated in Palmerston North - New Zealand.

LLoyd Marx in Hamilton would have to be one of the best restorers in the world. Just finished a 300SL roadster which was taken from New Zealand to America and 'cleaned up' the opposition in concours.
Now working on an aluminium body Gullwing - ex Sir Sterling Moss

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W124/230E, W202 C240 stationwagon, W210 E280 facelift
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Autohaus Auckland
15 Nugent St.

ask for Des, the owner of the MB authorize workshop, he's with MB since 1953. very good in restorations and also with new cars, up-to date trainings with MB New Zealand

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1994 C280
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+1 on Harindra (proprietor) at Northshore car clinic (on sunnybrae road) he knows ALL Mercs back to front and upside down, The man is a walking diagnostics machine that can perform the repairs as well. Top notch guy. 100/100.

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Hi All,

I've got w202, 722.6 transmission with 2-3rd gear slip/flare, wonder if anyone had this issue before and manage to fix them without changing the gearbox.

I've read around in the forum and it seems there is a couple of thing that can be done first (valve spring replacement, bowden cable adjustment, vacuum line replacement) before going all the way with new gearbox.

Would appreciate any recommendation for mechanics who will do this, and I have been to Harindra and EC Mercedes and 1 other mechanic, and they all suggest new/2nd hand gearbox.

Thanks in advance! :)

Kind regards,

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1973 W107 350SL, 1985 W123 280TE, 1983 W123 230E, 1996 W202 C280
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Who I would recommend.

Service European - Tim.
German Automotive.
Bill brown If you can find him.

As far as engine machining goes you have two options, Taylor automovie or Perry on the shore.

The two south african boys out south are very good on newer mercs, I forget what they call themselves.

I myself I know the W116, W126, W123, W124, W202 and W140 cars like the back of my hand and supply parts/fitment/diagnosis.
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