So, is it okay to keep posting in this one.. or? I guess me asking this question is already a post, so I'll just keep going.
I patted it affectionately on the trunk today before walking into the house. I feel so bad for it, as it's pretty much just been sitting on the street collecting dust. I occasionally start it up and take it for a short drive to get the electrical juices flowing so it doesn't just die on the street.
But, other than that, I finally sat down and formulated a game plan along with a more in depth research into the parts and cost of what I need to do for it.
I, not personally (through someone else), had a mechanic do a diagnostic on the car. My head gasket has a colossal oil leak, driveshaft flanges(?)* are cracked, check engine light threw codes 11, 17, and 18. And, I've known about the smog air pump slowly going bad for some time now.
I did some research on the codes, and 11 and 18 seems to be related to air. I'm guessing it's related to the smog air pump going bad? If I'm wrong in any of this please chime in and correct me!
Codes 11, 17, and 18
11. Air Injection System;
17. O2-sensor line shorted positive to ground
18. Current to idle speed air valve is implausible
So the game plan is to do these probably in this order:
1. Head gasket
2. Driveshaft flanges(?)*
3. Disconnect smog Air pump
4. Find the O2 Sensor line.
On the invoice/ service sheet. There's an entry that says "Driveshaft flange cracked." I did a search and could not find anything about a driveshaft flange. Perhaps the mechanic was talking about the flex discs? If those are cracked, it does worry me, and it'll become one of the top priorities for me to fix. If anyone can confirm or correct me on this, please do!
But, yeah, that's what I did to/ for my Benz today. Patting, researching and game-planning.