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New member with a troublesome V Class

Hi everyone. I have just joined as I have a V280 which somehow manages to be the most practical vehicle I have ever owned and also the most unreliable. This is my second V Class, and since buying this one in 2006 I have had 4 suspension pumps (latest one just replaced by Mercedes Free of Charge due to previous one still being under warranty - phew), a new oil cooler for the auto box, 6 new injectors, a new radiator, and most recently a complete top end overhaul including heads being resurfaced following blown head gasket. Since having the heads done slow running is uneven, fuel economy is down (even worse than usual) and emissions are bad enough that vehicle won't pass its next MOT. Garage (not a Merc dealer) that did the heads can't find what's wrong. Tried ex-Merc dealer - can't find out what's wrong. Very nervous about going to main dealer due to potential cost of investigation. If we can't sort the emissions we'll have to part company. My wallet's already broken, and now she's going to break my heart. Anyone got any ideas?
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