I love to work on cars, I just haven't faced anything quite this challenging yet. I'm taking the proactive approach of gathering information from fellow Benz owners before trying anything myself (whose advice is greatly appreciated!)
The car seemed like a great deal at the time, but I am beginning to think it was a poor financial investment (although it will most likely be a great learning experience).
The problem is finding a reputable dealer that won't charge an arm and a leg.
According to my chilton manual, the first E-series appeared in 1977 with the 280E (123.033) followed by the 280CE (123.053) in 1978.
Thank you for the advice!