SEEKING an AUTO A/C MECHANIC for MERCEDES-BENZ

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  1. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    Friends,

    I've found a one-owner 1985 MB 420SEL with less than 100,000 original miles near San Antonio, out of an estate sale.

    It's really NICE in every respect except that the A/C doesn't work at all.
    Thus, I'm seeking a well-qualified A/C mechanic in/near San Antonio, who knows MB systems, can diagnose the problem(s), give me an estimate on the repair cost & (hopefully) repair the A/C, sometime soon.

    IF any of our members can recommend such a competent mechanic, please PM me with his name/phone number/location.

    THANKS, satx
     


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    To All,

    Fwiw, the gold in color 1986 W126 is as NICE as the photos that the executor sent me are.

    All that I can see that needs doing is to repair the left passenger window regulator, repair/replace the Becker Grand Prix radio & fix the AC.
    (Even the chocolate brown leather looks like new.)
    090124 total miles in 31 years & it belonged to/and was driven 99% of the time by an elderly couple who both passed away (60 days apart) in 2016. = Plus, the complete records come with the car!!!
    (YEP, I'm buying it.)

    yours, satx
     
  3. rman

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    w126 is a beast, my dad had an 88 560sel he bought with something like 80k.

    front seats(and maybe rear, don't remember) were all spring loaded like a mattress... tons of power on tap and drove like a cloud.

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
     
  4. satx78247

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    rman,

    YEP, the 560SEL or 560SEC is A BEAST for sure. (The 420SEL is less so but plenty powerful for a full-size 4-DR sedan & doesn't have the "problematic"/expensive to fix air-ride rear end.) = Used to drive our post CDR's beautiful 1988 Forest Green 560SEC "on dates".
    (The General said that my old diesel PU was "unsuitable to romance a quality lady", paused & said, "Take the Mercedes." = As you've doubtless guessed, he wanted me to stop "chasing skirts", get married & settle down. - About 6 months later he got his wish.)

    Note: When The Boss passed away a few years later, we tried W/O success to buy the SEC. - His widow simply said, "NO" & that was that.

    Addenda: The exterior color is called CHAMPAYNE METALLIC & the interior color is called BRAZIL BROWN & YEP it's real leather.

    WISHING that someone would know a good/local AC guy & answer my query.

    yours, satx
     
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