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I am pissed!

I buy a car from Ebay only later to find it is RHD which now stands for Right Hand Drive. Then I find out there is no conversion kit to make it normal. Whenever I drive the car it leaks oil like a sieve and there is no such thing as customer support when I call Mercedes-Benz. I go out to the garage to try and tighten it up a little and I find out this bitch only uses metric size tools not the normal American Standard. I hope anyone who wants to buy one of these things runs from it.
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I feel your pain.
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EH,

Let me help you here a little. Most European cars (and even many newer American ones) use metric tools, but that's not a real big deal, all you need is a $30 socket set. As for the oil leak, see if you can clean the motor, so that you can get a better idea as to where the oil is coming from. Many times it's something minor. Also, tell us which part of the country you're in, we might be able to point you towards some good help.

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I buy a car from Ebay only later to find it is RHD which now stands for Right Hand Drive. Then I find out there is no conversion kit to make it normal. Whenever I drive the car it leaks oil like a sieve and there is no such thing as customer support when I call Mercedes-Benz. I go out to the garage to try and tighten it up a little and I find out this bitch only uses metric size tools not the normal American Standard. I hope anyone who wants to buy one of these things runs from it.
Your major problem is not RHD, conversion kits, oil leaks, metric tools, or customer service but rather the fact that you bought a car on ebay.
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Why not just get a job as a rural mailman
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Bingo, and you can drive it straddling the window too so you can get a lot of fresh air.

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I can see the problems with owning a RHD in the US though. Drive thru's would be out the question unless you went through in reverse
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Your major problem is not RHD, conversion kits, oil leaks, metric tools, or customer service but rather the fact that you bought a car on ebay.
Your major problem is that you think you are Sherlock Holmes as you sift through clues of other peoples problem. Do you smoke a pipe when you sit at the computer?
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Your major problem is that you think you are Sherlock Holmes as you sift through clues of other peoples problem. Do you smoke a pipe when you sit at the computer?
Sir, nothing changes the fact that YOU bought a RHD auto off of ebay. Did you even view photos of the car before you bid?

Instead of formulating ideas of what you should do with this car (i.e. part it out, live with it, sell it, buy a donor car, etc.) you throw insults at fellow members. This is not constructive, and does not help YOUR problem.

Whatever you decide to do with this rather rare MB (at least rare in US) I'm sure you will get many comments, suggestions, and helpful tips from this site to guide you. The knowledge and experience of Benzworld members is remarkable.

So, with that in mind, perhaps you can focus on your plan for your MB?
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That is so GOOD.

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