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Multiple Check Engine Codes - Should I Drive?

I have a 2006 C230 Sport edition and the check engine light came on, also it idles rough when I'm in Drive, but when I'm in park its not so bad. Its ok when I'm driving but there is a lack of response. So, my friend lend me a "cheap" scanner and these codes came up:

P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0306 Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected
P0352 Ignition Coil B Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0353 Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P2006 - not sure


I need to make an hour drive tonight, should I be driving it? Suggestions? How much do you think this will cost to fix? Does anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Madison, WI area? What can I do?
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In an emergency I would call Zimbrick as much as they cost. They will have the parts
and hopefully be able to get you on the road.

If you move the coils to different cylinders and the misfires move to those cylinders then it be logical that replacing hte coils would be in order which you can do yourself.
Locate the parts first if needed. Again this late in the day the only choice would be Zimbrick.

There is also Brooklyn Moteren Werke. Albert is the man there.
People speak highly of Dunn's. in Middleton.

Driving it with a misfire will bring an early death to an insanely expensive catalytic convertor.

If you are not comfortable doing the work your self or have to leave the car with a place for the weekend I would rent a car to protect the catalytic converters.
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Thanks for the info... Its not crucial that I go out of town, so I'll just have to drive a minimal as possible until I get looked at. I don't have to drive much, so I think it can wait until I bring into Dunn's which I hear have a great rep and are honest!
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Wise choice.

Brooklyn is amazing, but more expensive and can have a one-two week lead time.

I used to have an office in Madison on Enterprise Lane before I sold that part of the company to a guy who lives in Waunakee so I have had experience with both and trust them both.
Only Zimbrick when the ML was under warranty or had a recall. They are pirates.
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I've taken it to Zimbrick thus far, and well I have no complaints only that I wouldn't mind saving more $$. I used to work on my honda all the time and I didn't care but with car I'm intimidated. Know of a good resource, videos, etc to trouble shoot your recommendations?
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