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> On Jun 10, 2015, at 8:38 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> 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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