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Hey guys, I'm Scott.

It's sort of an interesting story of how I fell into my Benz.

I had an SR20 powered S13 that I traded for a stock S14 and an Xbox 360. A friend of mine got a new car and just had his old '93 400E sitting around. Lucky for me he has this soft spot for Halo 3 so I traded my 360 for his Benz.

It needs a hell of a lot of work. The car is definitely from the midwest because it has a lot of rust. The windshield and sunroof leak. My friend drove it around when the brake pads were done so the rotors need replacing. The parking brake needs adjusting because it's still sort of engaged when you drive it. The passenger fender is pretty messed up from someone backing into it. The oil pan leaks and the transmission leaks from the output shaft seal. My friend isn't the greatest mechanic but I think he explained to me that his dad bypassed the ASR and enabled 1st gear starts on it. There's a piece of electrical tape over the ASR light in the cluster. :P

It had been sitting for about 3 months before I started it up and drove it home. It was misfiring, slipping, brakes grinding, and one of the tires was almost flat. Pretty fun drive.

Anyways, this is my first Benz and it's definitely going to be a long term project. Hopefully I learn something here from you guys.

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