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1998 E320 base sedan @ 160kmiles
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They filled it with premium petrol. The lead mechanic's been working on MBs for 40 years. Couldn't have asked for better care. Just wish it had happened in town so I could've done it myself...and bugged Mr Boca (and others here) more, and saved a bundle on labor.
The car accepts 91 gas, should I use only 93?
And they recommended 5W-40 synth oil. I assume that is best now?
:)

And parts too :)

$150 for a crankshaft position sensor ???

You could have saved a bundle if you had bought the parts yourself (and I am not really convinced your car needed them all, but if you are keeping the car for a while, it is OK to spend it, on preventive maintenance).

Hope all works out OK after you spend so much money, and you have a trouble-free car for a long while :).

It is definitely unfortunate to have a disabled car, away from home.
 

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The car runs like new, almost jumps out of stops.

Could not buy parts myself - car was 3 hours away, too far from home. They are a 2-man mobile op with one office manager. She said " I have worked with my part techs for over 30 years...not feasible for me to search online for the amount of parts I order daily. I only do this when I can't find a part from my regular suppliers. Your injectors were bought online because they were out of stock with my vendors.
Many factors go into why I "shop" the way I do...I love my part guys,they go beyond the call of duty in helping me, free shipping, fast turnaround time - up to 6 deliveries a day, no hassle in warranty parts, no shipping cost on returning cores, the list goes on..."

So there you have it.
 

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1999 Mercedes E320 Wagon, 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, GMC HD2500 Pickup
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Mine broke off. Pried it out with a screwdriver. Reused the old part. Off to get my smog check done.
 

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A lot of this discussion was about breaking off the piece of the check valve that is inserted into the block while removing the check valve. I did it too. But it took me about two minutes to pry out the piece in the block with a screwdriver and vacuum out any bits. Rather than buy a new check valve as mine worked properly using a vacuum test, I just bolted it back on with the original gasket and it seem to work just fine. simple problem simple solution.
 
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