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Searching (and researching) for CLK ragtops

I have found "CLK Maintenance / Repair / PPI Index" and many other posts here VERY helpful. Sure glad to learn all this before I buy, thank you all.

Am paying particular attention to 272/273 engines re: Balance-Shaft/gear and check prospects for engine serial number using the Russian VIN decoder (which once a while comes up blank). I know the upper limit of the bad batch of 272's is 468993 and for or 273's 088611, what's the lower? 000001? On the 273's?

These seem to be mostly 2006 and some 2007 models, am I right? I had read until after August of 2007, but am finding 2007's that check out ok. What's the general rule?

What can y'all tell me about the bad ECU on the Transmission Valve body. In carfax reports on the 2004-2008's I look at, not many show them to have been serviced (apparently MB updated and recommends one time fluid change at 60,000 km. Any serial number range or year models to look for here? Of the 722.6 (5 speed) and 722.9 (7 speed), the latter is the more problematic automatic (couldn't resist), correct?

Sorry to be so windy, but there's a lot to look out for; sometimes I think "screw it, get a Lexus" and then recover. Thx, Donn
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