Well guys, on my way to work the other day my machine (2001 silver/ silver-gray)blew a belt (unknown by me at the time) I lost my power steering and my on board computer said i had a battery/alternator problem and should 'visit my workshop' in that the closest MB dealership was near my office 45 miles away thats where i headed. Well 30 miles into the ride my car was in a cloud of smoke and on the side ofthe road. i was flatbedded to the MB dealership and told the engine was blown. A new engine is being shipped from the east coast as we speak. Has anyone had a similar experiance. Also, any precautions with a new engine in a slightly used vehicle?