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Sprinter : I keep popping the turbo muffler and or hoses....but those are easy fixes... ant the systems are very clear... you max speed keeps decreasing over time as the pressure escapes and doesn't make it to the combustion chamber....

1980 500SL : was failing emissions (grey market car without the smog crap) so I adjusted the screw in the middle of the air filter and retested... really failed.... made a u turn, adjusted the screw in the other direction retested again (all within a half hour of the first test) and passed....got my slip and then pulled forward to reset the screw back to where i thought it was before leaving the emissions testing facility parking lot.... the car use to eat Ferraris between lights, now I can barely beet a corvette, not sure what but i think the exhaust system I put on when I was 16 may have done some damage... one day when i have the time and money ill undo the exhaust and worry about getting the car back to its original performance...

2002 430S : Bought it for my mom today... hope she doesn't have any issues with it... I'm a little worried about the air ride system, its a nightmare on my fathers car (range rover 4.6 HSE), requires at least $1k in repairs every year .

and the reason I'm checking out your site:

1993 300E : this car has issues... haven't replaced the wiring harness and don't plan on doing so with the price I was quoted.... also i think my dad gave it a jump at one time and reversed the terminals... the ground wires look like they have melted insulation... now the battery drains over a 12 hour period to DEAD... also have a modulating Idle when in drive or park.... heard this could be a few things... ill build the LED momentary switch and see what happens... think ill record a video and post it on face book so those that are interested or can advise can take a stab at diagnosing my issue... actually with face book and u tube, why does anyone bother describing symptoms in words? whatever the case feel free to add me to your face book ... +1 friend for you and me. ( mark.pasieka@gmail.com / Chicago).. if anyone has manuals for these (workshop) please email them to me... I already have the sprinter manual somewhere... let me know if you need it...
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