Dealer that did the diagnostic was independent guy... not Benz Dealership, which i'm guessing would have been way more. i like the idea of having my own SDS system. Are they just available on eBay? My wife drives a E350 and my son wants to get a GL450, so i would have lots of opportunity to use it i guess. my plan is to change all the plugs and replace coil #6 and wires. I may check all the coils and replace all that have cracks.
Yep, as Dave said, replace all ignition coils with cracks in 'em.
You just made the case for picking up an SDS setup. I have two setups; one is a C3, which I use most of the time, and the other is a C4, which I use occasionally. Why the C3? Just 'cause it's handier most of the time, that's all; my C4 has so far worked just as well. If you had any idea of how much my SDS has saved me over the last what--four years?--that I've had it, you'd already be on Ali Baba/Express buying one.
The FleaBay sellers are just importing them from the Chinese factories and marking them up. You can go that route if you wish, but Dave's right; the best source really is on either AliBaba or AliExpress.