Anyone in Colchester?

OldSoul

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Not sure if I am a Merc owner. Both our cars, an A209 and a W211 estate decided to croak within the space of 5 days. I think the A209 has timing issues and the W211's air suspension refused to raise itself this morning. That said, we have owned both cars for 6 years without so much as the regular oil service and some punishing trips to Europe. I really like the W211 and really wanted to reach space shuttle miles on it. I am in Colchester and would like a reference to a competent tech (preferably indy/mobile) with reasonable rates.

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Hi guys

Not sure if I am a Merc owner. Both our cars, an A209 and a W211 estate decided to croak within the space of 5 days. I think the A209 has timing issues and the W211's air suspension refused to raise itself this morning. That said, we have owned both cars for 6 years without so much as the regular oil service and some punishing trips to Europe. I really like the W211 and really wanted to reach space shuttle miles on it. I am in Colchester and would like a reference to a competent tech (preferably indy/mobile) with reasonable rates.

Thoko
One of the best indies in your area is Alex Crow. His workshop is in Stowmarket, near.the station. Cannot recommend him highly enough.
 

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Alex Crow is where Alps (long time member here) takes his to, and he's a perfectionist. :)
 
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Truly grateful for these prompt responses. Will let you know how I get on.
 

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My 211 is on 222k so Space Shuttle Miles are indeed achievable!
 
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Thanks Craig! The engine and drivetrain are absolutely first class. Every time I drive that thing, the word train comes to mind. So I look forward to having new air struts fitted. Another 196000 you reckon? ;)
 
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Hey guys. I managed to get my car into Alex's garage and I cannot recommend him enough. Premium service without the premium charges. Ultra flexible and will explain everything he plans to do to fix your Merc. My S211 has now reached 200,00 and here's to the next 200!
 

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Great stuff. Always nice to know a recommended indy lives up to their reputation :)
 

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Hey guys. I managed to get my car into Alex's garage and I cannot recommend him enough. Premium service without the premium charges. Ultra flexible and will explain everything he plans to do to fix your Merc. My S211 has now reached 200,00 and here's to the next 200!
Yep' I use Alex's garage as well for stuff , even though it's an hours drive away . I recently recommended a buddy of mine with an electric seat problem . Merc had wanted £900 for the electric seat base , plus unspecified hours at £100+ per hour labour rates . I said take a drive out to see Alex . Anyway £90 later he is back on the road and Alex has a new customer for life :D
 

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