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Bought mint condition 190e 2.6

 
Old 07-08-2006, 10:19 PM
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Bought mint condition 190e 2.6

Some of you already know but I just recently picked up another 190e 2.6
One of the cleanest examples I have ever seen.
The car was never driven in the winter and always garaged, it looks as if it just rolled off the assembly line.
One owner car, 50k miles and has all original manuals and everything.
You gotta see this car in person, I've never seen a 190e in such excellent condition.
Now I need some wheel suggestions
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LUCKY!!! LUCKY!!! YOU!!!

I have the EXACT same car but my headers are rusty, my head doesn't look as clean as yours, my paint is peeling from the roof and in between the headlights and plastic front bumper.

Why was it sold though?
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It was an older gentleman who had it, and he had it garaged for almost 4 years and then from 2005-present, he only put about 1000 miles on it.
He didn't tell me the exact reason as to why he was selling it, but I would imagine it was due to the fact that he had a few newer Benzs and no longer drove this one.
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LUCKY!!! LUCKY!!! YOU!!!

I have the EXACT same car but my headers are rusty, my head doesn't look as clean as yours, my paint is peeling from the roof and in between the headlights and plastic front bumper.

Why was it sold though?
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98 Black C43 , 08' ML320 CDI , 11 E63
Suggestions :

- clear corners
- S600 grill
- change motor oil to synthetic ( if it wasn't done already)
- FLUSH the tranny
- clay it , 2 coats of Zaino Z2
- Leatherique treatment for the interior
- good car cover

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Originally Posted by C43AMG
Suggestions :

- clear corners
- S600 grill
- change motor oil to synthetic ( if it wasn't done already)
- FLUSH the tranny
- clay it , 2 coats of Zaino Z2
- Leatherique treatment for the interior
- good car cover

Thanks, I'll definitely consider those as soon as I get my wheels.

Right now I am looking at some 17" Monoblocks, anyone else have any suggestions for wheels?
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OOOPS ! Almost forgot - K&N air filter for your baby !
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OOOPS ! Almost forgot - K&N air filter for your baby !
Haha, of course, that's a given.

Anyone with suggestions feel free to chime in, I'm open to any suggestions.
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Just ordered some 18" wheels for it, that's all the details for now, until I get them mounted, I should receive them within 7-10 days.
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Originally Posted by kostas86
Just ordered some 18" wheels for it, that's all the details for now, until I get them mounted, I should receive them within 7-10 days.
What wheels did you order ?
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18x8 all around with 35 offset:
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18x8 all around with 35 offset:
Nice choice !
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Yeah, i can't wait till they arrive so I can mount them.
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As for tires i have ordered 235/40 in the front and 255/35 for the rear.
Should look very nice.
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Originally Posted by kostas86
18x8 all around with 35 offset:
*speechless*
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i've lost count
if it's about 15 years old and isn't leaking oil... i wouldn't suggest switching from dino fuel to synthetic.
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if it's about 15 years old and isn't leaking oil... i wouldn't suggest switching from dino fuel to synthetic.
It doesn't leak oil.
You know, me and my mechanic were talking about this a week ago and decided we are not gonna switch.
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I also have this sitting in the garage but I still need to do more research.
If anyone knows of anyone who has installed a turbo with success let me know.


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Wheels came in, they should be going on this Monday
18x8 235s in the front and 255s in the rear.
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Wheels came in, they should be going on this Monday
18x8 235s in the front and 255s in the rear.
.........you know the deal........post some pics !
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Wow....... Those look great!!!


When are you going to get your tint? You need to protect that interior!
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Honestly the car doesn't sit out in the sun too often, but hopefully I'll have tints on by next month.
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Wow....... Those look great!!!


When are you going to get your tint? You need to protect that interior!

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At least get some lite tint. Just to block out some of the suns UV rays.
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