At my dealer the service advisors are generally very knowledgeable about the cars. The secretaries who handle the phone lines are another story; they are generally clueless. Most of them are even blonde.
I generally agree with you on this.From my experience, the service advisors know nothing about cars.
So I looked in the back of the van today and just like christmas there was a MB Box and in it....drum roll was 1200-840 bucks worth of parts according to the MB and other sites selling new ones. Obviously thats not the used part price. I could get the filter etc and clean it up . or just send the assembly as is. This would be better than 840 for part and if you have the tools to do what must be dun to replace it. walllllaIf someone has their old canister purge/PCV valve hose assembly left over from their repair, I am interested in taking that off your hands. Thank you!
Lance, I may have been a little vague. Benz removed the assembly and replaced it with a new shiny assembly and left the old dirty assembly in a box in the back of the van with all my construction gear. I figured someone might want a used part as is to clean up and replace the filter/valve etc. so that they could replace it them selves or hope that Bruce Banner was coming through town looking to do someone a solid. :UST DON"T MAKE HIM ANGRY" Now if someone lived in Omaha and wanted me to give this replacement the old college try ,I did not graduate with a degree but learned a lot. Then I might be persuaded to mix this in with my other construction duties ,not at my place.When are going to change all this out? I hope you can update us...let us know how bad it really is.