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Hello Merc friends

Actually, my son has the car. He turns 16 next Monday and I found a great looking 1997 E420 for $4.5k. Has 220k miles but I'm comfortable fixing anything. 1 owner all service records from same place.

What's I've done,

rewired both headlights (had lamp defective and needed a resistor)
fuel regulator (had hard starts sometimes and gas smell...gone now ; )
fixed AC light
fixed vacuum leak
cleared codes (308 and 303...still may be some issues here (bad connection somewhere) and will occasionally mis (rough idle)
cleaned injectors
air filter

What I need to do;
oil tubes (ticking)
fix radio knob/pot
gas lid latch repair/replace

Real happy with the car and surprized how strong the engine is, 50 to 100 is amazing! After regulator replacement getting 30 mpg on hwy at 50 mph (27 at 80!) overall getting 20 mpg but it keeps going up as I didn't reset my pc log tool after reg replace.

Luv the site and the help I've read here...off to read some on the radio volume repairs ; )

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