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Old 19-12-2016, 11:45 PM   #16
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I'm in Oxford and they are the only garage around with the merc diagnostic machine that i could find
Mercedes vehicle specialists in Reading by Star Motor Service Ltd
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Old 21-12-2016, 08:16 AM   #17
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MSL Performance are excellent - based in Brum and have Star diags...

As said, they are just technicians and not mechanics. No old school diagnosing from symptoms but instead "computer says no".

I'd consider shifting the van there before you incur more horrendous-cost-per hour work!
Thanks for that advice. I have booked to pick up one of their courtesy vehicles this morning. Yesterday they called to say that all four injectors now need replacing at a cost of 1500. They have offered to refund me the 750 from the original work while i 'have a think and consider my options'. A friend's trusted garage is going to quote me for replacing the injectors this morning... i think what i'd like to do is keep the coutesy vehicle over Christmas, get my van to another garage after and get the work done somewhere else. That means this Merc garage will have made 0 out of me, will i get away with that i wonder?
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Take the refund and go elsewhere.

neilrr's link is to a reputable and knowledgeable garage. If you want to travel the other way we have MSL in B'ham and Mercland in Nuneaton
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I should probably clarify my last post - the second line relates to MB, not MSL!

I forgot about Mercland (I remember them for car sales but forget they do mechanics!) - also recommended.

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Thanks for that advice. I have booked to pick up one of their courtesy vehicles this morning. Yesterday they called to say that all four injectors now need replacing at a cost of 1500. They have offered to refund me the 750 from the original work while i 'have a think and consider my options'. A friend's trusted garage is going to quote me for replacing the injectors this morning... i think what i'd like to do is keep the coutesy vehicle over Christmas, get my van to another garage after and get the work done somewhere else. That means this Merc garage will have made 0 out of me, will i get away with that i wonder?
I guess radio silence or "I need to think about it"...?

I too would ultimately take the refund, chalk it up as one of life's PITAs and get it shifted to somewhere good and more reasonable.
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Sorry Olly didn't intentionally leave you out, my geography is rubbish so I don't know where you are in relation to the OP
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Thanks for your help on this folks all injectors now replaced after a month of the garage, ahem, dicking about! I will defo use one of the recommended garages above for next time!
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