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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings Benzworld!

Hey all I'm the new guy, thanks for having me!!.. first of all I'd like to say this place has already saved me 100's of bucks!!! for that I'm extremely grateful!

a lil more about myself I am 33 yrs old from Ohio I'm the owner of a 1998 E320 (w210) classic smoke silver color.. she is a beauty and one of my childhood goals to own... I bought her in 2005 with 81,000 miles now she has 106,000... So I have driven her very little... but often enough...

til this year.. i became busy with a move, and drove my beater all the time... she sat in a garage for 3 months with a few problems she had low brake fluid, a BAS ESP trouble light, and a broken sunroof that was disconnected at the switch... she also desperately needs an oil change!

well in that 3 month time the battery died... so I called triple A and had a tech come out... he boosted the battery enough to get her started... I topped off the brake fluid in the reservoir with mercedes brake fluid DOT 4 from the local service center... she took the abuse like a champ... the brakes feels a little mushy but ok enough to drive...

I've been driving her for 4 days now bout 80-100 miles total and none of the lights have returned except for a service reminder that is so long over due im embarrassed to say the days over I have gone...

So my situation is this... I own this car, I love her, and want her fixed.. spending as little money as possible, I would like to get her back to her glory days as a luxury vehicle... before I was afraid to touch her... but my economic situation has forced me to rely on my own mechanical skills, and internet savvy..

fixing the brake problems, and changing the oil are top priority followed by fixing the sunroof... I have browsed the W210 section a bit and will do so more as I prepare for the mechanical journey ahead..
I would appreciate if any w210, or ASE certified mercedes gurus could point me in the right direction... or tell me I'm in over my head.. whatever the case may be!! Thank You much for your time...I appreciate any help I can get!!!!
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Welcome to the forum! I'm originally from Akron, but now prefer the sun and top down!

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Thanks for the 'warm' welcome Galaxys!! I'm north on 77 a few miles Former LBJ fan, big fan of The Black Keys, and Browns fan forever!!

We still see a few nice days weather wise round here, but I can't blame ya for moving on to brighter places!

look forward to learning more about my ride here with ya'll, it sure seems intimidating, but with the knowledge I've read so far, I have faith I will be steered the right direction.
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