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16v enjoyment

Old 05-18-2003, 06:59 AM
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'86 2.3-16 '93 320TE '97 C36
16v enjoyment

just got back from tuning up the 16v (Italian of course )
Haven't really driven it for bout 4 months Ffffffffffffffun!
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'85 190E 2.3-16 '99 C280 '11 GLK350
Shake out all the carbon from those sixteen valves? The twin cam does make a lot of power up towards redline, doesn't it.
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350SLC, 500SLC, 300TE, 190E 2.3 Sportline
Maybe that could be just 190E enjoyment

It's pleasing to note you can still have fun with the 190E despite you also owning a C36.

We had a club drive last Sunday which used some great twisty, hilly, "drivers" roads. On these sections there was only me (with wife and 2 kids) in my 190E 2.3 Sportline manual and another member (with his wife but empty back seat) in his 2.3-16 following me. Obviously he could haul me in on the uphill sections but in the twisty bits there was nothing in it. He admitted he had the advantage of having me in front "showing him the way". He commented on watching my rear suspension work. It was great fun and the Sportline handling is superb. It sits so flat in the corners and goes exactly where you point it. Only my brakes (after-market pads) let things down a bit. Towards the bottom of a steep and windy (2nd and 3rd gear) mountain pass the brakes which had been strong suddenly began to squeal and faded (and got very smelly). His 2.3-16 with its slightly larger brakes and OEM pads suffered no fade. In all, a fun drive.
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