I don't know what you guys are talking about. Mine has 425000 miles, and I've owned it for 4 years, and had 1 oil change and never had a tune up. Did replace the water pump; they wanted to charge $800, but I had it done for $85, so I doubt there is fact on this page ha.
I own a black 1985 MBZ 190E, and I realized that to own such a fine and very fast car, comes also the responsibility to study the technical build-up of primarily, the K-Jetronik fuel system, and the vacuum-assisted door locks and servos, if we want to keep them delivering the designed performance expectations.
Luckily, most of the parts of this fantastic car are still available, and I buy mine at cheaper used parts deals. But most of the parts are designed to be repairable. I have repaired the central door lock vacuum motor, and it takes a keen, almost scholarly approach to analyze the tolerances of the air channels in this air vacuum pump gadget before you can have it running again, but once you repaired it right, the part is a good as new. Even the idle air motor is repairable, etc. All input sensors however, like temperature and O2, have to be replaced once tested faulty.
The intake air system hoses should also be new and tight. Any 20 year-old rubber under the hood fouls up engine performance. The metal gas tank is the main culprit for fouling of the K-Jetronik lines. Its interior walls rust! If you haven't bought a plastic gas tank replacement, do it now. And use your Mercedes Benz everyday. It is more likely to dry its fuel distributor if you just keep it under the sheets.
-Thanks. Roger Villar.
I've got a 1991 Mercedes Benz 190E that I got imported from Germany into Canada when I was 20. I'm now 28 and this car has just over 300,000 kms (15,000 kms when I got it). Motor nor the tranny have been touched except changing all the fluids twice a year.
I love this car for the comfortable ride, cheap to drive with a few mods done. I've done all the work on this car myself; it's way cheaper that way. Plus it's a fun car to drive, especially in our Canadian winters.. LOL, ya it gets driven all year round.
I have a 1991 300E with 285,000 miles. It presently needs its 4th head gasket. First one at 85,000, second 69,000 (this time they re-milled the head), third one at 100,000, and presently I have 35,000 on the last head gasket. I have been told that the engine design and gasket are flawed. I should have called MB a long time ago. I inherited this car and it has special family ties. Does anyone know about problematic head gaskets and 300E's running hot?
Hey guys, I'm just wondering about a 2.6L 190E Sportline that is for sale close to my area. It's done 130,000Kms and is currently priced at $7500. Is that a bit expensive, or is it that price because it is the relatively rare Sportline?
I have a 91 190E 2.6 as well. It needs front end work and right side body work, 234K miles, good interior. Should I invest in the repairs or pass her on? She is fast and I do not drive her every day.