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    • Jalopnik picks up on BenzBoost story regarding Evosport and Evosport threatens legal action

      One of the largest auto blogs on the net, Jalopnik, has been monitoring our story with Evosport. Things have gotten very heated as of late when Evosport had their attorney, Todd Serota, threaten my father as well as myself with legal action. BenzBoost was given a deadline and told to pull down the articles, looks like we missed it.

      BenzBoost finds Evosport's tactics of covering this story up and threatening us with legal action just rather sad. Instead of going about this professionally, Evosport has been closing threads on MBworld and deleting any mention of it. Since they can not do that on BenzBoost, they have sent their attack dog lawyers after us in an attempt to control things here as well.

      We will not be intimidated or budge from doing what is in our users and the consumers best interest. Consumer advocacy is something we need more of, not less. Mr. Serota, people like you are the problem in this country trying to keep the truth hidden and not having the integrity to do what is right. BenzBoost had the courage to reveal the details of what was taking place and did so accurately. Amazingly, you reached the wrong conclusion but we would not be surprised you would jump to whatever conclusion your clients would want you to jump to.

      You have done the opposite of quieting this down, only making major blogs take notice of it. Aren't you only digging the hole deeper for your own clients? BenzBoost is not afraid of you and not all that impressed with your scare tactics. Plus, aren't you a patent lawyer? Maybe you should stick to that as we can write a much harsher letter than what you provided.

      Also, threatening my 73 old year old father is flat out despicable. We are saddened that Evosport seems to endorse harassing senior and retired family members over forum posts they can not control. This does not reflect well on any company and does not reflect well on you as an attorney. If people wonder why attorneys get a bad name, it is due to actions such as this.

      At this point, it should be clear to you it is impossible to get this story removed as you have now served to propagate it. Well done Evosport and well done Mr. Serota. In our opinion, you have completely mis-managed this situation. Good luck prosecuting the entire internet, it does not seem the Evosport budget will allow for it.

      We have posted the legal documents Jalopnik obtained aimed at BenzBoost here, you can all review them for yourselves and see the lengths Evosport is willing to go to keep the truth from users on MBworld as well as consumers. BenzBoost will continue to do investigative reporting in the best interest of our users and all individuals in the German automotive performance industry.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: Warning to Mercedes Enthusiasts! Evosport hundreds of thousands in debt, not delivering parts started by Sticky View original post
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      1. REZ-RACER's Avatar
        REZ-RACER -
        Well maybe they should spend less time reading this thread.
        and focus on trying to make it right for their customers waiting for parts.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by REZ-RACER Click here to enlarge
        Well maybe they should spend less time reading this thread.
        and focus on trying to make it right for their customers waiting for parts.
        Click here to enlarge AMEN!
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Bad News !

        Getting lost some parts from Evosport Pack1

        2 Feb
        Apiwat,

        Hope you are well. I wanted to let you know we shipped the first shipment to you today which includes everything (including ECU) except the pulley kit. I declared a small value for you ($400) for this shipment. The UPS tracking # is 1ZF5Y2546745876080.

        Please let me know if you have any questions. As soon as the pulley kit is ready, I will send that out right away. Thank you again for your patience and business!

        Shipment 1
        Performance filters
        Iginition wires
        Phenolic Heat Spacers
        ECU
        Click here to enlarge


        Shipment 2
        Crank pulley
        Click here to enlarge

        Part that not coming are

        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        Washers, bolts
        Washer bottle
        Fitting for washer bottle

        --------------------------------------------------------

        Today i tell my friend that evosport surprise me again because when i opened the box that am imagine is come with pulley kit but is just only 7"Crank pulley.

        So my friend sent email to simon

        "Dear Simon,

        The overdrive pulley arrived.well a few question's here.the kits normally included the blacky anodized pulley for
        Power steering,water pump,alternator,belt.please revise the parts lists again Simon.I'm just wondering what is the part# for the belt anyway?I assumed we can't use the stock one as the pulley is different size in diameter.let me know Simon.
        Cheers,
        Pop"

        What 's Simon reply
        "Pop,

        Yes, we already sent the ENTIRE kit before plus the ECU so he should have all the parts except the crank pulley which we shipped last week. See attached.

        This is what we sent in 2 shipments:

        Shipment 1
        Performance filters
        Iginition wires
        Phenolic Heat Spacers
        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        Washers, bolts
        Washer bottle
        Fitting for washer bottle
        ECU

        Shipment 3
        Crank pulley"

        --------------------------------

        Let Start New Episode
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        ^
        You didn't get the following and Evosport says they shipped it?
        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        Washers, bolts
        Washer bottle
        Fitting for washer bottle
        You received another crank pulley instead?

        Oh boy! This doesn't sound good.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Just Crankshaft Overdrive Pulley only
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        Just Crankshaft Overdrive Pulley only
        You received this?
        Shipment 1
        Performance filters
        Iginition wires
        Phenolic Heat Spacers
        ECU
        and this?
        Shipment 2
        Crank pulley
        Did Evosport say they shipped the other pulleys?
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        Simon will sent it to me again.

        Shipment 3 is coming soon to fulfill part that missing but don't know the leadtime.
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        Simon will sent it to me again.

        Shipment 3 is coming soon to fulfill part that missing but don't know the leadtime.
        Hopefully, "coming soon" doesn't turn into a few months. I would stay on them and make sure they
        follow through in a timely fashion.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        ^
        You didn't get the following and Evosport says they shipped it?


        You received another crank pulley instead?

        Oh boy! This doesn't sound good.
        What a freaking mess Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        Simon will sent it to me again.

        Shipment 3 is coming soon to fulfill part that missing but don't know the leadtime.
        They have just pulled that to buy some more time... let's see when this number 3 arrives.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        Hopefully, "coming soon" doesn't turn into a few months. I would stay on them and make sure they
        follow through in a timely fashion.
        It seems like designing ones own pulley could be done faster than getting one from Evosport.
      1. PetroC63's Avatar
        PetroC63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It seems like designing ones own pulley could be done faster than getting one from Evosport.
        It would seem so.

        Since sofa is in another country they(Evosport) seem to be taking advantage of that. Really low if you ask me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PetroC63 Click here to enlarge
        It would seem so.

        Since sofa is in another country they(Evosport) seem to be taking advantage of that. Really low if you ask me.
        Agreed but can't say I'm surprised after all this.
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Sofa - just so we are all on the same page here .....

        You received the overdrive crank pulley; however, you didn't receive any of the accessory pulleys? Is that correct?

        From Simon's e-mail, it seems as if they are saying they shipped the accessory pulleys to you some time prior?

        Sofa - Another point that you may need to address with Simon:
        From the first photo you attached, the red colored phenolic spacers are there; however, you only have one intake gasket per phenolic spacer. My understanding is that each phenolic spacer needs an intake gasket above and below it to ensure there are no boost leaks. Perhaps other members can chime in and correct me if I am wrong. At the very least, Evosport used to ship them with 2 intake gaskets per phenolic spacer.
        I should know - I bought a set from them some time back!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eirebenz Click here to enlarge
        Sofa - just so we are all on the same page here .....

        You received the overdrive crank pulley; however, you didn't receive any of the accessory pulleys? Is that correct?

        From Simon's e-mail, it seems as if they are saying they shipped the accessory pulleys to you some time prior?

        Sofa - Another point that you may need to address with Simon:
        From the first photo you attached, the red colored phenolic spacers are there; however, you only have one intake gasket per phenolic spacer. My understanding is that each phenolic spacer needs an intake gasket above and below it to ensure there are no boost leaks. Perhaps other members can chime in and correct me if I am wrong. At the very least, Evosport used to ship them with 2 intake gaskets per phenolic spacer.
        I should know - I bought a set from them some time back!
        Great post, so in addition he will need a second intake gasket?
      1. Eirebenz's Avatar
        Eirebenz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Great post, so in addition he will need a second intake gasket?
        If I'm correct in my assessment of that photo, he needs another intake gasket set (i.e. 2 more gaskets).
        i.e. the phenolic spacer kit requires one phenolic spacer for each intake bank + 2 intake gaskets per intake bank (a gasket above and below each spacer).
        In the past, Evosport just shipped out 2 sets of OE intake gaskets (still in their MBenz packaging) per phenolic spacer kit.

        Of course, Sofa may have both sets of intake gaskets (4 total) and just didn't take a photo with both sets - hopefully he'll set that straight in due course.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        the first picture is show all what i have from evosport.

        I need to ask simon to sent me intake gaskets to complete phenolic right.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sofa Click here to enlarge
        the first picture is show all what i have from evosport.

        I need to ask simon to sent me intake gaskets to complete phenolic right.
        If that is everything, yes, it would appear so. Why you wouldn't get all the right gaskets to begin with beats me.
      1. c32AMG-DTM's Avatar
        c32AMG-DTM -
        Assuming the same phenolic spacers that other vendors have sold for years (although most used to be yellowish), then yes AFAIK best practices is to have a gasket above and below. Maybe they intended for him to reuse the existing gasket he had, and then put the spacer on top, with the new gasket completing the "sandwich" inbetween the hardware?

        In any event, these gaskets are cheap and readily available from Mercedes... if it were me, I wouldn't bother trying to source a set from a performance-parts vendor overseas - just get 'em from your dealership service-parts dept.
      1. sofa's Avatar
        sofa -
        About missing part that am waiting for Simon said " I just talked to my warehouse manager and he specifically stated that all these parts were already sent. Can you please make sure they are not there? Just so we’re not wasting time/money and sending parts that may be there. Thanks!"

        But actually i receive just 4item and all of this is light weight part overall weight include box is just 6lbs how can all the parts is sent.

        Click here to enlarge
        http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/t...080&track.y=10


        On last shipment is only Crankshaft pulley and 2bolts gross weight is 9lbs
        Click here to enlarge
        http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/t...278&track.y=10

        UPS


        I think all this part is might be more than 10lbs is it true
        Water Pump Pulley
        Power Steering Pulley
        Alternator Pulley
        Larger Idler Pulley
        Small Tensioner Pulley w/ Captive Washer
        Washers, bolts
        Washer bottle
        Fitting for washer bottle