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Forum: 190E (W201)
04-21-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By MTI

It's at least the sensor, however the main engine...

It's at least the sensor, however the main engine fan should be tougher to stop spinning. I would start with swapping out the temp sensor switch.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By MTI

Yes, you're in luck. The sensor is quite...

Yes, you're in luck. The sensor is quite inexpensive online.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By MTI

The three prong red sensor switch controls the...

The three prong red sensor switch controls the auxillary fans, the ones at the front of the radiator, so I misspoke. There should be a wire harness from the main fan (light colored plastic fan...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By MTI

I used to use a screwdriver blade across the...

I used to use a screwdriver blade across the terminals.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By MTI

For your year, the fan mounted to the engine is...

For your year, the fan mounted to the engine is an electromagnetic unit, not a hydro-viscous unit, so you can test the fan by shorting the terminals on the engine temp sensor at the front of the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-15-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,552
Posted By MTI

Really impossible to give an estimate without...

Really impossible to give an estimate without mileage, operational issues and service/repair issues.

From the picture it's a US trim 86 or 87 (3rd tail light give it away).

Assuming the worst...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-07-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By MTI

Seems like the proper non-resistor plug. If all...

Seems like the proper non-resistor plug. If all the plugs look crappy, then you can rule out individual suspects like the individual plug wires. Check the high tension lead to the distributor,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By MTI

What brand and model spark plugs are getting...

What brand and model spark plugs are getting fouled?
Is your car visibly running rich? Blue-ish smoke out tail pipe?
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By MTI

I'm going to hazard a guess that the previous...

I'm going to hazard a guess that the previous owner didn't pull the dash to fix the blower motor since that's on the engine side of the firewall, but may have pulled the dash to get to the heater...
03-31-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MTI

Or use a plastic funnel. I hope he checked...

Or use a plastic funnel.

I hope he checked if he has a dipstick.
03-30-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By MTI

As mentioned in another thread, if you're using a...

As mentioned in another thread, if you're using a good quality fuel with detergents, adding Seafoam to the gas tank isn't bad, just overkill.
03-30-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MTI

Frankly, I would just use a good detergent fuel,...

Frankly, I would just use a good detergent fuel, like Shell, Chevron . . . even Costco, which are "Top Tier" rated detergent fuels. I've used SeaFoam using the vacuum soak method to help clear out...
03-30-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By MTI

Being formerly from the 50th State, I know what...

Being formerly from the 50th State, I know what you're up against . . . and now I live in AZ. In HI, a car cover is mostly for solar exposure, however if you're near the water, salt spray and "hard...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By MTI

Simple. Mercedes did not want drivers to get...

Simple. Mercedes did not want drivers to get drowsy while driving in the cold weather, so the center vents only broadcast "unheated" air. It will give you fresh or air conditioned air, but no heat.
03-30-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By MTI

I'm not a big fan of "no pad" metal to metal...

I'm not a big fan of "no pad" metal to metal spring setups. The pad provides for a snug fit and reduces the potential for corrosion at the cups.
03-30-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By MTI

Short of dropping the pan, neither the drain plug...

Short of dropping the pan, neither the drain plug method or the suction method will get out 100% of the engine oil, so either method is worthwhile. For those that like the convenience of vacuum, I...
03-30-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MTI

Not use SeaFoam in older motors? That's not my...

Not use SeaFoam in older motors? That's not my experience where I've used in in M102 and M103 engines that had over 100K miles on them.
03-30-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By MTI

"Gunk" takes awhile to build up, so you should be...

"Gunk" takes awhile to build up, so you should be fine provided that your trip home isn't from Key West, FL to Fairbanks, AK.

The bigger question is why your engine is getting so dirty. What are...
03-27-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 167,453
Posted By MTI

Our 2011 had only one initial issue on delivery,...

Our 2011 had only one initial issue on delivery, a broken plastic sunroof lifter arm and then over the course of four years, three cracked wiper fluid bottles. All taken care of under warranty. ...
03-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By MTI

Always test fuses with ohm/continuity tester as...

Always test fuses with ohm/continuity tester as well as visual.

Apply 12V to the horns directly (lo and hi tone) to rule out their failure too.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By MTI

Same here on my 2.3-16. This week the cat is...

Same here on my 2.3-16. This week the cat is being replaced with a straight pipe due to failure. Couldn't rev past 3500 rpm and rattle during deceleration was a dead giveaway to a clogged system.
03-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By MTI

Since the front of the engine is coming off for...

Since the front of the engine is coming off for the gasket, give some thought to replacing the oil pump and water pump while you're there. I doubt that the twin row chain is anywhere near replacing,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By MTI

As the O2 sensor is "upstream" of the cat, there...

As the O2 sensor is "upstream" of the cat, there are no engine management issues. You may gain a few hp, however don't even try to pass any emissions tests. ;)
03-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By MTI

Yes, test should certainly be done to rule out...

Yes, test should certainly be done to rule out the HG, but your description seems to lead the diagnosis in that direction. A gasket breach is allowing the compression stroke of one of the cylinders...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-24-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By MTI

Priceless. I don't recall there being a fuel...

Priceless. I don't recall there being a fuel injected 190SL or Ponton built at that period.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-24-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By MTI

Hopefully you've also resolved these new owner...

Hopefully you've also resolved these new owner head scratchers . . .

1) How do you dim the interior lighting?
2) Why is there no heated air through the center dash vents?
3) Those door speakers...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By MTI

In what way? 4 cylinder M102 block, radiator,...

In what way? 4 cylinder M102 block, radiator, thermostat, water pump, aux pump, heater core valve, heater core, temp sensor . . .
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By MTI

Does sound like an issue with the multifunction...

Does sound like an issue with the multifunction stalk mechanism and/or wiring.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-23-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By MTI

I'm pretty sure we have the same weather and my...

I'm pretty sure we have the same weather and my '85 2.3-16 does not hit 100C at stops or in a parking lot and seem rock solid at 80C even with the AC running.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By MTI

1) Even 2Phast aka Rik Johnson acknowledges that...

1) Even 2Phast aka Rik Johnson acknowledges that the CAI he put together didn't affect anything but his "Seat of the Pants Dyno." If you're convinced that your engine is air starved, then I suggest...
03-20-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By MTI

The price is certainly in line with a high...

The price is certainly in line with a high mileage "post facelift" W202. However, the transmission should raise some concern as these were the "lifetime fluid" units and many owners took this to...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-19-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By MTI

I have the hard copy, however it does appear to...

I have the hard copy, however it does appear to be available as downloadable PDF files along with the W201 Chassis and Electrical Troubleshooting Manual (ETM) on various CD's and sites. I did a...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-18-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By MTI

If you're not familiar with the CIS fuel system,...

If you're not familiar with the CIS fuel system, I would suggest not tinkering until you get a good understanding. The Mercedes shop manual for the M102 engine is available and it's the same system...
03-17-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,427
Posted By MTI

"Salvage title" is a non-starter if you're...

"Salvage title" is a non-starter if you're looking for a decent potential resale in the future. If you're going to own the car forever, then it's up to you to do the due diligence to confirm the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-17-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By MTI

Best of luck with the search for a real, later...

Best of luck with the search for a real, later model AMG aero kit, they are extremely rare. The red car has some things to note about the early kit; they were specially made for either the US or...
03-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By MTI

I don't think you'll get much response from US...

I don't think you'll get much response from US owners since the motorized rear hatch is universal.
03-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,546
Posted By MTI

Since Greyhound does not serve AK, their...

Since Greyhound does not serve AK, their economical parcel service is out. UPS/FedEX are going to be expensive due to the overall size of the box(es). You probably could get a quote from a freight...
03-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,546
Posted By MTI

Do you have any shipping prices to the lower 48?

Do you have any shipping prices to the lower 48?
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By MTI

Your 2.6 does not have LSD. A race build is only...

Your 2.6 does not have LSD. A race build is only limited by your wallet.

What type of competition are you aiming for?
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By MTI

Nippon Denso T20EP U NGK BP6EFS

Nippon Denso T20EP U
NGK BP6EFS
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,983
Posted By MTI

You won't see smoke from the tailpipe if it's...

You won't see smoke from the tailpipe if it's blow-by since it doesn't get into the combustion chamber and sent out the tailpipe. It happens on the compression stroke of the piston, when both intake...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By MTI

This is a fun question. There is no interior...

This is a fun question. There is no interior button or lever to open either the trunk or the fuel door. Both are vacuum actuator locked and unlocked by the driver's door lock. When the ignition key...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By MTI

Due to your country's motor tax structure, bigger...

Due to your country's motor tax structure, bigger engined imported cars took a huge hit in pricing. The 1.8L RHD was pretty much designed to sell the last few years of production.

To answer, yes...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By MTI

When you're done with the CAI, can you run a dyno...

When you're done with the CAI, can you run a dyno for us? The reason being that no one ever has and there's never been a showing that a CAI improves over the existing CAI that Mercedes designed. If...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By MTI

Bosch, NGK should have them.

Bosch, NGK should have them.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,983
Posted By MTI

The "blow by" oil is supposed to be routed to the...

The "blow by" oil is supposed to be routed to the air cleaner box, but if it's excessive, it will tend to pool in the box or in the valve cover area.

Take the time to check the compression in the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By MTI

Okay. In your '85 the center console stack...

Okay. In your '85 the center console stack doesn't go all the way down like the later models do. I suggest that you consider getting a center console from the 16 valve, which is a direct fit and...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-12-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By MTI

Engine tuning via the exhaust system is the...

Engine tuning via the exhaust system is the easiest way as the oem system is slightly restrictive. The intake side isn't as crippled, but improvement on that side is very expensive . . . EFI and...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By MTI

Curious, why do you want to relocated all the...

Curious, why do you want to relocated all the controls from the shifter area? There is no "pre-made" panel, so if your set to do this, you're going to have to fashion your own fascia plate and then...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,817
Posted By MTI

It will bolt up, but you will need the the pedals...

It will bolt up, but you will need the the pedals and hydraulics, the 2.6L manual flywheel and the front part of the driveshaft to fit.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-12-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By MTI

A high mileage '84 that needs work isn't going to...

A high mileage '84 that needs work isn't going to get you much, perhaps $2K if lucky. That's about how much you'd be putting into it to get it running right and cosmetically in shape. The thing to...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-27-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By MTI

A "group buy" might be organized over at another...

A "group buy" might be organized over at another site that I'm familiar with. ;)
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By MTI

Is there any particular part you're interested...

Is there any particular part you're interested in? There are sway bar bushings, subframe bushings, shifter bushings, rear shock mount bushings . . .
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-21-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By MTI

It's in the following places: Mercedes 102...

It's in the following places:

Mercedes 102 Engine Manual (Paper, CD/DVD, also search via Google)
Haynes 190E Service Publication
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-18-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By MTI

Before you even money on even spark plugs . . . ...

Before you even money on even spark plugs . . .

Three years is a long time for any car to just sit. I have to guess that if the tires were still on, they are likely "square" on one spot.

Rust...
09-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By MTI

A Belated Birthday Note

Sir Stirling Moss, 80 (http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/22289/)

Moss has little hesitation in naming Fangio the greatest driver of his day, just as he considers Senna the modern...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,209
Posted By MTI

Turns out it wasn't a 190D, but a 2.6L gasser. ...

Turns out it wasn't a 190D, but a 2.6L gasser. That makes sense since there's more room in the engine bay with the revised radiator support. They also had to transplant the steering gear from a...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-18-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By MTI

Hmm, there could be a thread, with pictures, on...

Hmm, there could be a thread, with pictures, on some other W201 forum . . . the name escapes me now . . . hmmm. ;)
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By MTI

It is most mechanical fuel injection, the Bosch...

It is most mechanical fuel injection, the Bosch CIS system, like in the VW, Porsche, Audi and Volvo of the same vintage.

There are no "bolt on" performance upgrades for the M103, however many...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-06-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,196
Posted By MTI

If you're referring to the skirts below the...

If you're referring to the skirts below the doors, I don't think there are any aftermarket parts.
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,022
Posted By MTI

Nope, the rear subframe is specific to the W201;...

Nope, the rear subframe is specific to the W201; the front suspension can interchange parts from the W124 and similar. You can get very good results by doing what AMG used to do, raid the parts bin...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-24-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,022
Posted By MTI

Well, then you're all set. Just a heads up, I...

Well, then you're all set. Just a heads up, I think there are Nissan Z-car differentials that can be modified to fit and handle the torque. Best of luck with the swap.
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,022
Posted By MTI

How much money do you have to spend? Everything...

How much money do you have to spend? Everything from Toyota Supra Turbos to Ford V-8's have been "hooked up" inside W201s.
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-20-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By MTI

If it's the Bekkers site, then those are extinct....

If it's the Bekkers site, then those are extinct. If it's another site, then Jurassic Park may exist.
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-19-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By MTI

The 17" diameter isn't a problem, the W201 can do...

The 17" diameter isn't a problem, the W201 can do 17" . . . the big question is what the offset (ET) is on the rim face and the actual width of the rim. The W201 has been known to be able to fit 8"...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-19-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By MTI

Ahem, that's like saying that there are wooly...

Ahem, that's like saying that there are wooly mammoth farms too. :D
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-19-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By MTI

If you've looked, there isn't much "meat" in the...

If you've looked, there isn't much "meat" in the 2.3-16 cylinder bores to take away, but it can be done. The 2.5-16 modified piston stroke to up the displacement, although I recall that euro tuner...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-18-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By MTI

The fuel tank sender unit (reports on fuel level)...

The fuel tank sender unit (reports on fuel level) is inside the fuel tank, but the tank does not have to be removed to inspect or replace the sender. Remove the carpet wall covering the fuel tank at...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-18-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By MTI

If the VOM confirmed the continuity of the fuses,...

If the VOM confirmed the continuity of the fuses, then the next culprit is a broken ground point.

There is a large grounding strip in the driver's footwell, beneath the carpet, behind the pedals. ...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By MTI

All the four, five and six cylinder W201 and W124...

All the four, five and six cylinder W201 and W124 transmissions (not the V8 W124) are bolt on compatible. You will need the torque convertor to match the engine, but not 100% sure about the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-08-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By MTI

From experience . . . the OEM motor mounts are...

From experience . . . the OEM motor mounts are your best bet. I've tried "OEM-Like" and "OEM Quality" but the ones in the MB box seem to last the longest.
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-07-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By MTI

27mm

27mm
Forum: 190E (W201)
08-04-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,868
Posted By MTI

Lubricating bearing squeal is usually only a...

Lubricating bearing squeal is usually only a temporary fix, so replacement is a wise choice.

Bearing wear is pretty easy to diagnose. The sound will be generated or worsened when accelerating,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By MTI

When was the last time the fluid was changed?

When was the last time the fluid was changed?
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-28-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By MTI

Who told you that synth was bad?

Who told you that synth was bad?
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-28-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,825
Posted By MTI

AFAIK, the CF trim pieces are no longer available...

AFAIK, the CF trim pieces are no longer available as a new part from Mercedes. Your best bet would be to contact the MB Classic Center in Irvine, CA to confirm.
07-27-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By MTI

Must be different seating, since the MB Tex that...

Must be different seating, since the MB Tex that I've had hasn't been as slippery as the MB leather. Might be the way the seat pad differs.
07-27-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By MTI

MB Tex is a great product and isn't as fussy as...

MB Tex is a great product and isn't as fussy as any leather interior. I've had cars that had both and I honestly prefer the TEX.

When you consider it, leather isn't the greatest seating surface...
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-26-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,322
Posted By MTI

Not a 16V and not an AMG replica. Possibly a...

Not a 16V and not an AMG replica.

Possibly a Zender, later model (fit the cladding), but it could also be a "mix & match."
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-21-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,166
Posted By MTI

You could try turning it over with the plugs out...

You could try turning it over with the plugs out to verify that there's voltage in sufficient amount to the plugs.

The other possibility is that the crank position sensor has failed, which would...
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-10-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,329
Posted By MTI

If you think that FI is too expensive, then...

If you think that FI is too expensive, then turbocharging is clearly out of the question since you'll likely have to supplement the fuel system with boost.

Consider going old school for racing . ....
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-09-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By MTI

While small in stature, the W201 has a long list...

While small in stature, the W201 has a long list of rennsport milestones. Starting with it being the chassis that Mercedes chose to return to circuit racing after the crash at LeMans; the 2.3-16...
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By MTI

I wouldn't agree that it's "normal" . . . no...

I wouldn't agree that it's "normal" . . . no matter how many times it's said.
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