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Hi I'm John with a '98 C280 in Woodstock Ontario Canada

I just picked up this car from my inlaws who were offered $1000 for trade in. I thought it was worth at least that so I picked it up. It drives very nicely but I am trying to clear up an engine leak and squeeky brakes. So far I have dropped about $2500 on it to clear up engine codes for MAS and air leak in intake, front brake rotors, oil leaking from oil pump, new alternator and new battery. This car sounds like its a mess but mostly I am finding it was neglected by the service people at the dealer. For example it had just had service on the battery yet I found the terminals all corroded. I have fixed the power seats(cold solder joint on relay in trunk) using this forum so I will be tuning in fairly regularly I think.
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Welcome to the Forum. The C280 is a great little Merc. It is a shame that the dealer was so bad with it.

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welcome to the forum lots of guys in the area from this site, look forward to seeing you around.

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Hey, what the heck. I just joined the other day, and I am in London!

Welcome to the board.... (look at me welcoming you with my 6 posts...like I'm a lifer or something).

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