I did not mention but Iím the original owner, and I'm glad I found this forum, I do like you do, take very good care of our MB's, and that why the info is also very good here.
I know there is a long life to MB components, and I finding the parts of wear from you, that I might not think about as mention in this post.
How about the life of the coolant hoses?
And that dreaded timing chain **##? I asked the service tech that does the technical/extensive jobs on my car and service manager, they said that they know of no problems or reason to change the timing chain and guides in the 119975 engine???? If I'm reading the forum post correctly about this issue, I should change this out before 100,000mi?
Thanks, enjoy your drive, timreid
500E sway bars
210 16in wheels