Convenience, and the fact that I'm more or less locked in since I bought one from them to begin with.
I know, I rolled the dice and lost. It happens. I also don't have a fleet of cars around that I can just move someone into another car if theirs is off the road. Every car here is pretty much mission critical. Dan > On Jun 10, 2015, at 8:42 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes > <email@example.com> wrote: > > So why did you buy another alternator of then failed one came from them and > has a life time warranty? > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jun 10, 2015, at 7:26 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> wrote: >> >> Holy mother of pearl, I swear this stuff goes in waves.... >> >> Oldest boy comes in last night about 7:30: >> >> "The battery light on my car (1998 S420) came on. Should I get the battery >> checked?" >> >> I go out and go over the car. All seems well except for the voltage at the >> battery while the car is running: about 12.25 VDC. Hmm. >> >> I tell him to go get it checked at Advance Auto and report back. >> >> 20 minutes later he returns. "They checked my battery and said it's good," >> as he hands me the little thermal paper printout from their diagnostic >> machine. >> >> I then realize I wasn't specific enough in telling him to have them do a >> full charging system check, so I climb in the car with him and we go to >> another Advance Auto nearby (we have two within four miles of the house.) >> >> We get there, they test the system, flat line for alternator output. Bingo! >> So much for the reman I bought from them and installed on the car back in >> November of last year, with lifetime warranty, I might add. >> >> So we return to the house and jump in my car, as it's now dark and I don't >> want to risk it in his car with the headlights on. We then go to the other >> Advance Auto to get an alternator, which the other store didn't have in >> stock. >> >> Interestingly, this part number was not the one for the car in their >> application list, however, it was in November. Not only that, but in >> November the core was $105! It's now $50. Strange. >> >> We get the alternator, head back to the house, and spend an hour swapping it >> out. New one works just fine, makes plenty of electricity. >> >> Today the parts for the S500 come in. I only hope I am as lucky with it as >> we were with the S420. And I hope this is the end of car issues for a while. >> I'm beginning to feel like a full time mechanic. >> >> Oy. >> >> Dan >> >> Sent from my iPad >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com