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My 83 380sl had a cracked subframe so that maybe I'd throw the front end at high speed. After a few days of negotiating, they picked up all parts and labor-would have cost me $1700 retail.

Thats all, now back to your regular programming.

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holy crap, concider yourself lucky! maybe you should just ask for that money and part the car out or something /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
 

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I'm not positive but I think that there was a recall on the 380SL for cracked sections!!! Call 1800 FOR MERCEDES and check with them. IIRC I read this in the Mercedes-Benz club magazine. You could also check with the club and they might direct you in the right direction, or check with the NTHSA recall list. I just had my subframe bushings replace on my 560SL, $1600.
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The recall was for 450sl only and "Yours is specifically not covered" as the snotty lady at MBUSA told me by phone. HA.

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Way to go, John.

Nothing works better when dealing with the Fatherland than an appeal to their Teutonic pride in workmanship and engineering!

As a former owner of 2 BMWs, I can tell you that it works nearly every time.
 
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