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Well we had a great adventure acquiring my wife's "new" 1991 190e 2.6. Live in MN where rust has claimed most of these. So I found one out in Los Angeles, talked my brother in law into flying out with me, picked it up and road tripped back.

Put new tires on in CO and after that it rides like a dream. Drove it through the mountains Utah, Colorado, Wyoming with no problems. Before we got home I'm calling her my baby and feeding her premium. It now has 109,000 miles

A couple things asking for advice on. Leaks a little oil and coolant. I figure I'll need a head gasket eventually but maybe I can get by for a while.

Is there anything I can do to slow the head gasket leak that won't hurt the engine (oil treatment, or)?

The coolant leak appears under the drivers side bottom corner of the radiator. There is a hose right above/right looking from front of this and I've tightened the clamps but no improvement. Anyone had a similiar leak and know what/how I should check first?

AT doesn't shift perfectly smooth, not too bad though. Maybe my expectations aren't reasonable here as I'm comparing to my 99 E320?

We already love this car and intend to bring her back to her former glory as we can afford. If someone is able to suggest priority of services we should have done it would be greatly appreciated.
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