C280, 1998, are there any DIY / C280 for Dummies / maintainance books available.

I just bought my 98 C280 and would like to learn all about the features and maintainance of my new baby. The factory manual is too tech and indescriptive for me. I reckognize that this may be the Baby
Benz for beginners, but she certainly manages to make me feel like a million bucks every time I get to drive her. My goal is to do as much proper maintainance as I can by myself, but I am just a lover not knowing what he is up to. IE: I just had a oxygen sensor installed ($318) after the "check engine" light came on. This was on my way back from Miami to Santa Fe,NM, where I bought the car. Rumour has it that even a improper tightened gas cap could have caused the light to come on. My next problem is my rear left blinker, see above post, just works when it wants too. I have had 5 MB'S in the past, but this one is already dear to my heart after one week and I want to take good care off her. I appreciate any pointers.
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Use a synthetic motor oil and follow the Flexible Service System mileage change schedule. I have the '98 C230, which is only a 4 cyl, but it has given me great pleasure. I get close to 30mph city and highway mix. Just baby her, and she will baby you right back.
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I purchased a 1999 C230 about 2 weeks ago. It seems kind of gruff in the mornings until its warmed up a bit. It has some vibration or droning sound emiting from the the passenger floor and it's intrusive. Is this common on this model?
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Get someone to have the exhaust pipe check.
Wanna to DIY, www.ebay.com is a good place to go.

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I checked the exhaust. The vibration is when its in drive and when its between 1500 to 2500 rpm's. The car has 75,000 miles and it has a production date of 6/98. I'm wondering if its due for motor mounts and tranny mount. The car in park idles fine with mininal vibration.
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