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Hi everyone. I bought a very low mileage (18K) C200K 2001 from a friend about two years ago. Really pleased to get a Benz,never thought I would. Car had been serviced at main dealer, lady owner etc etc. First thing I had to do was buy 2 new tyres as she had never inflated them since she had the car ! I got the car converted to LPG, as planned, as I knew teh model was not economical; few issues with the installation but since then has worked really well and can't tell difference with petrol, apart from in the pocket.

Two years on I have put another 45k miles on clock and I am starting to have some issues. But I searched this incredibly useful forum and found answers to many of them. I am a fairly experienced ie ageing ! DIY mechanic. I was amazed at teh number of suspension related issues I had (broken rear spring, anti roll bar drop links and bushes, worn suspension arms). I did not expect this at all at this mileage from a car with reputation of MB, and am a bit disappointed ! But the forum was incredibly useful in diagnosis eg type in 'boing' and you get broken rear spring. Other common faults I have diagnosed on the forum, saving me hours, are - driver seat electronic adjustment failure, loud tapping from under centre console when hot (heat shield fouling prop shaft), severe rattle over bumps slow speed (anti roll bar links and bushes). I look forward to participating in forum and if I can help anyone with issues mentioned above I will. Can also recommend a good reasonably priced MB trained mechanic/ diagnostician on UK south coast.
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