Sorry to confuse things.

I had to buy the replacement, which they will refund 100% when I return the 
core.

Dan

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> On Jun 10, 2015, at 9:00 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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