Thanks for checking. Do you think it's worth buying if I can pick it up for wholesale price? I know the history of the car & it has been maintained correctly. I do have an set up at my local Mercedes dealer where I get a break on parts & labor. Or should I stay clear?
Personally, I'd stay clear. Even the best maintenance can't prevent the problem. It's going to fail early, just how early is unknown. When it does fail, it's a $4K+ job that requires pulling the engine. The parts are not too bad, I think around $400. It's the labor that's the killer.
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