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Vehicle: 1984 380SL 1981 380SL 2004 Mercedes C320 2005 Audi 3.0 conv
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I am brand new here today....unfortunately in life I have been here a long time 68 yrs. This summer I bought at auction an 84 380SL and am concerned about the ethenol in the gas....will it mess up my engine? Is there a supplement recommended to neutralize the ethenol. I always use the highest octane. Also I have just purchased an 81 380sl that had been sitting for 3 years outside in VT. the car came from AZ and the undercarriage looks fine. It starts but is blowing lots of black smoke. I am not sure wether or not to keep it for parts or to rebuild the engine, or to part it out. I guess I should have walked away....but it is a damn good looking mercedes.

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