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Old 04-13-2001, 10:32 AM
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I finally found the cause of a rough idle that had been driving me crazy. Dealer says I need a $5000 valve job minimum, as three of the sparkplugs are fouling. They didn't bother to do a compression or leak down test as they said putting the money into the car to do them wouldn't be worth it in the long run. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Althought I can think of better things to spend the money on, even if I spent the $5000 on a valve job, a couple grand fixing up the suspension and 2 grand repairing the sun roof I'm still only out less than 10 grand. Ad on to that 5 grand for other things that might go wrong in the next two to four years and I'm out 15 grand. What kind of car can I get for 15 grand that I can count on? I'll have to think on this for a while before making a final decision. Any input would be appreciated.


Jason Priest
1999 E430
1995 E420 - retired
1986 420SEL - retired
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