Hi chaps. Been a long time away form the forum, as up till now I have been having reliable driving of my older Mercs. I now have a 55 plate 220CDI est. Had it serviced at a good local garage, and up till now all been fine. However it has started missing a beat, usually at around 65-70 and sometimes at lower speeds. The local garage replaced the cam sensor, but this seems to have made it worse, as now it will skip a beat a few times, then go into slug mode where I cannot kickdown or accelerate! It was suggested I go get it looked at by a specialist, which I did locally, they say they checked the star system, but I am sceptical. The nearest pukka Merc dealer are Vikings in Canterbury, but they want £140 just to look at it! Not rolling in money, so wondered if anyone has a suggestion of a reliable mechanic that covers the Thanet area, or I can even travel to them. Paul.