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First Time MB owner needs some help-

Hi- I bought a 1979 300cd with 150,000 miles about 2 months ago. No issues at all until the other day when it threw a belt and started to overheat. I probably drove it for 5 minutes and 2 miles after I noticed the idiot lights. I had the belts replaced and it ran great for 2 days. Then, yesterday it started rough but did start. After it sat for 1.5 hours, it would turn over but not start. Then a mechanic saw us helpless in the parking lot and came over and blocked the tailpipe as I started the car to create backpressure. It started with some smoke but then ran great for the 10 miles home. Now, it wouldn't start this morning. Any ideas as to what is going on? Thanks, Steve
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Block the tail pipe and see if it starts.


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