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I love my '85 380SL!

Bought her from the original owner. Engine, paint, both tops in great condition. There's a laundry list of little things I want to address as time and money allow, and I'd appreciate any suggestions from the members here.

Chrome rims have oxidized and some of the chrome has popped off. Should I repair or replace?

Odometer has stopped working. My mechanic has quoted me from $500-$700 for a repair.

Gas gauge is not registering, but the "low fuel" light does come on.

When warm, the idle speed fluctuates up and down a few rpms, and when the cruise control is set, it speeds up and slows down rhythmically.

I look forward to some sage advice!
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