I guess I'm not sure why you did not get it swapped out under warranty instead 
of buying another one.

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> On Jun 10, 2015, at 7:56 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> 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 
>> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>> So why did you buy another alternator of then failed one came from them and 
>> has a life time warranty?
>> 
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>> 
>>> On Jun 10, 2015, at 7:26 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes 
>>> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 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
>>> 
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