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Vehicle: 1985 380SE 3.8L Vroom Vroom Bitches!
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What to do first!!??

1985 380SE

I have had a lot of used cars before, but never a Benz. I have already made a mistake by putting the "green stuff" in my coolant reservoir without a proper flush

BTW, the seller suggested Valvoline 20w50 racing oil and said Premium gas wasn't a necessity...your thoughts

I don't want to treat this car like my Buick Regal (all do respect to domestic cars )

I have set an appointment with the acclaimed MB repair shop for a general full scale service (fluids, plugs, filters, etc), and I know that they will have a list of "must fix now's"

Can I trust that list, or do MB mechanics capitalize on the ignorant like other mechanics?

What should I be doing first? (regular used car stuff)

I have been having some issues lately...occasional rough idle, so-so acceleration, door panels and windows, antennae, radio, broken speedometer, and where should that economy gauge hover?

I want to just get some general knowledge about my used car before I begin to sell my kidneys to pay for a lot of repairs that could have been done myself or postponed for awhile...just a little while though

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