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2005 E320 CDI Questions

Hello all, new to this forum. I recently purchased a used 2005 E320 CDI and I have some questions. First, I will tell you a bit about the car. It has about 78000 miles on it, I have put about 1k on it since I got it. It is perfect for what I wanted. Drive about 150 miles a day for a commute...it was my somewhat economical replacement commuter vehicle. So far averaging about 38.7mpg. I am about to take it to an independent shop for an oil change and some other work. I am thinking around $1500 in work on it. Here is what I think it needs, any insight would be helpful:

1. It is calling for Service E+ in 600 miles. I am not entirely sure what this will entail but I have gotten the E = about 5 hours labor. Please elaborate if you have more info.

2. I think it needs a thermostat. Operating temperature fluctuates quite a bit, never gets hot but varies from around 50-85, sounds like a thermo stuck open to me.

3. Front suspension makes some squeaks at low speed. Not really sure what this is at all. I am leaning towards tie rods. The steering wheel has some issues coming back to center at low speeds. Not sure if this is normal or not.

4. I am going to have to put new tires on it. Feels like it could be a wheel bearing but I think it is just the tires.

Anyway, this is a lot and I appreciate all the help. I am new to the Mercedes brand but I have always liked German cars. Overall, very pleased with the car. I enjoy the power and the economy of the diesel and I just couldn't bring myself to drive a Jetta.
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