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First Benz, think I did well!

It's a 2001 CL500. Black with factory chrome rims.

It was my girlfriend's dad's car but he just bought a 2011 Bimmer 750il so I told him I would buy it from him. They had it maintained by the dealership for ever and also have an italian mechanic that owns a Euro shop that did all of the post warranty work. He is a really sharp guy as well and I worked with him a little here and there so I know the car is in good condition.

I'm 20 years old and a Mechanical Engineering major. I build fords for racing but the CL is a nice daily car. Everything works perfectly with the exception of the rear sun shade being stuck in the "up" position and there is a small vacuum leak somewhere that causes the car to hesitate ever so slightly at take off and also makes it misfire after an hour or so of highway driving. Odd thing is that if I turn the car off and back on, problem solved for a little while. I really dont know if it is a vac leak but i need to figure that out and fix it.

Other than that, I would like to chip it, do an intake, then exhaust and I'll be happy. Where do you guys look at aftermarket parts? Thanks
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