To all mentioned and also those who I forgot to:
It's been 9 years since I bought my first diesel Mercedes and several years
since I began trolled here in this group. After 30 years of backyard mechanics
I came to Mercedes.
That would have been a big mistake if I hadn't found this great group of people
here. I was then and am now really taken by the incredible extent and depth of
knowledge that you have shared with me. I was able to fix virtually every thing
that went wrong with my Benz's. including the total tear down and rebuilding of
the engines and trannys. Not once in 9 years was I left with going to a dealer
and getting my butt ripped off on parts and service. Yes, I had to buy some
obscure parts at MB sometimes, but mostly I relied junk yards and the internet.
THANKS very much to all who helped me and especially Bill D in Atlantic City.
Why, you may be wondering, am I extended this note of gratitude at this time?
Well, because I only realized over the past few weeks how good things had been.
You see, I got bored with my Mercedes. There was nothing left to do on the 81
300SD and the 87 300D. So I decided to sell them and at the same time start a
small auto business of my own. So, for my first project I bought a 94 Olds 88
that had a computer problem. I figured hey, I will just join the alt.auto.gm
group and get info as needed it.
Man, was I in for a shock! Nobody seems to know anything there. Or at least
those that do keep there mouths shut. I get responses like: "don't attempt that
yourself, take it to the dealer". or "that requires special tools, don't try
it". What a bunch of buttheads.
Oh well, I dug my own ditch, now I guess I will have to climb out it without
Thanks again for all you help. I may not be a master mechanic, but I have come
a long way because of ya'all.
Bill, Plano, TX
96 Grand Am
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