Ditto what John says
I've done about 2,000 in parts in 6 months, starter will be installed tonight, timing chain and guide rails soon. My 560 grew up in south Florida and we brought it to Indiana last December. Most of the parts I have replaced were from the car sitting idle for a few years before we bought it with 89,000 miles on it, and would be considered wear items. First car I've ever worked on myself, and with the CD-rom (full shop manuals), FastLane (parts through this site) and this forum (DIYers who have done the job before), it has become a labor of love.
'02 C230 Kompressor
'89 560 SEL "Frau BlueCar" (retired April 2004)