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Newbie with a R129

I live in the middle of New York state. I've owned my Capri blue 2001 SL500 since 2004. I purchased the car with 35,000 miles and I've now got 57,000 miles on the odometer. I do all my own work as I'm blessed with a very complete garage including a 2-post hydraulic lift. I worked through engineering school as a carburetor and ignition mechanic and I'm proud to have helped train my son to be a very capable mechanic.

In addition to normal maintenance of fluids and filters, I've only replaced the rotors/pads and an oil level sensor. I was lucky and had an extended warranty on my car where one headlight burner was replaced and the primary hydraulic ram for the roll bar.

I've had three sets of tires on the car (its has the AMG sport option) and I'm now running Michelin Pilot PA2's which I love!

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