I went to Nick on 18 jan 2012 I explained the problem (lose of power and blowing black smoke) He said yer common problem simple fix, book it in on the 1 feb 2012 so i had to hire a van for work, He rang me the next day and told me the turbo was had it, I said are you shore i just had it checked by another mechanic, he said well it's not the turbo it's the waste gate and it's part of the turbo. So he fitted the new tubo [$2,548.54]. The next day i drove it home still got the same problem.
I took it back the next monday 5 feb 2012 , He said he will check it out, Wensday he rings me and tells me it was a faulty turbo and MERCEDES will replace it but i would have to replace the turbo pressure converter valve [$198.82] for warranty. He rings and says while he was test driving he broke the gear shift cable [$181.24.] This time i get it back and i have no first or fift gears, and it's still running like sh*t, So strait back to him and asked him to drive with me, He drove about 200 meters and looked at me and said it's never dun that before,
I said so what the h*ll have you been fixing, He ajusted the gears and i drove off after a few words. On the next monday I rang a mobile mechanic MILOS of benz lcv he come to my house, I explained what was wrong he opened the hood and pulled out a six inch peace of hose, problem fixed, He said that would have been the problem not the turbo not the wast gate. and he only charged me $100.00 what a guy. < not like that SCUM BAG NICK VAFEAS BAM GARAGE> So be warned stay away from that prick