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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-31-2010, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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1998 sl500 help

Hello new to this forum. From Pennsylvania. 1998 sl500, 163,000 miles. Runs, operates,and sounds perfect. Recent issue as follows:

1998 SL500. 163,000 miles. Check Engine Light Comes on. 30-50 miles later, while driving, blinking gas guage. This blinking gas guage can be reset by restarting engine. Took to mechanic. Received back verbatim "Pull codes and check out car. Car had a large evaporator leak which was purge valve line disconnected. RE: attached line and replaced bad air mass meter and air filter set". $800.00

12 hours and 60 miles later, check engine lights up again. Took back. Mechanic changed seal for gas cap and replaced a hose. $70.00. 65 miles later, check engine light is on -- 30 miles later, blinking gas guage. All Guages are all registering perfectly, car runs and sounds perfect.

One response suggested I get actual codes from mechanic and then pose question. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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Sounds like you're now past what it would have cost to have it fixed the first time at a Mercedes dealer.

Saving $$ is heck.

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