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Judder in 1st, speedo not working, HELP!!

Hello everyone, i am new to this site and new to Mercedes-Benz as a whole.
I have just bought my 1st Mercedes C180 Elegance, 1995 Model with 79,000 Miles on the clock (not sure if genuine)
My problem is that the car judders sometimes when you are taking off unless you keep the revvs on.
The car also keeps the revvs up when you change gear sometimes and finally.
The speedo does not work at all and it is not counting the miles that i do on the dash 9hence not genuine miles) although the recorded mileage on the Northern Ireland M.O.T is 72,000 from 5 months ago and you can't fake the mileage on the Northern Ireland M.O.T like you can in the mainland.
Should i sell the car immediatly and say nothing or are these problems easily fixed.
Perhaps i could remove the dash?
Someone please help as i love the car and it drives perfect other than these 3 things that are niggleing away at me!

Many many thanks for any help that you can provide.

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Since it was purchased used, recommend you
Change out the Fuel Filter
Change out the Air Filter
A Full Synthetic Oil Change is not out of line.
Also; I just betcha, the previous owner was using 87 Octane fuel.
Switch to 93 Octane, AFTER changing out the Filters and you should see it
stop stuttering.

Oh Sorry Mate; 93 Octane here in the USA is the Highest Octane.
You are using R/ON Right? Check your Fuel Filler Cap Door or Owners Manual
and it will tell you what your R/ON is......



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Hello everyone, i am new to this site and new to Mercedes-Benz as a whole.
I have just bought my 1st Mercedes C180 Elegance, 1995 Model with 79,000 Miles on the clock (not sure if genuine)
My problem is that the car judders sometimes when you are taking off unless you keep the revvs on.
The car also keeps the revvs up when you change gear sometimes and finally.
The speedo does not work at all and it is not counting the miles that i do on the dash 9hence not genuine miles) although the recorded mileage on the Northern Ireland M.O.T is 72,000 from 5 months ago and you can't fake the mileage on the Northern Ireland M.O.T like you can in the mainland.
Should i sell the car immediatly and say nothing or are these problems easily fixed.
Perhaps i could remove the dash?
Someone please help as i love the car and it drives perfect other than these 3 things that are niggleing away at me!

Many many thanks for any help that you can provide.

Lamberton - Benz

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Our VW started doing that - bad spark plug wire that shudder we felt was a piston not doing its part - once the RPM's got up you didn't notice. Check the cheap easy things first - air filter's - sparkplug wires - sparkplugs etc.
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After you check the inexpensive stuff, in the case of no relief, have your torque convertor checked. That is a common effect that I have experienced myself. A torque convertor rebuild/replacement is not a killer expense ($500 or so) if you need one. Do everything else recommended first though including a complete (including torque convertor) transmission fluid change.
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