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09-20-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By 85Cosworth

We get a healthy dose of snow here in CO. I...

We get a healthy dose of snow here in CO. I drove my C36 2 or 3 times in the snow last year. I bought my dads Bronco the day he offered it to me. The AMG does alright in the snow, but I reccomend...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-15-2007, 06:14 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 236,206
Posted By 85Cosworth

A rotary? No torque and no reliability. ...

A rotary? No torque and no reliability. Especially the turbo engines. Plus poor fuel mileage. I had an 85 RX7 w/ the fuel injected 13B. I didn't keep it long. Rotary is a bad idea.
Forum: Classifieds
09-09-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 497
Posted By 85Cosworth

FS: C36 AMG Bra

Am selling my Colgan bra for a C36 AMG. Got it brand new from Performance Products 4 Benz. It is new in the box never used. Am selling b/c I no longer a C36. Asking $80+shipping (cost $150...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-07-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By 85Cosworth

Try the trunk area around the weather stripping.

Try the trunk area around the weather stripping.
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-07-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By 85Cosworth

HD is a little stiffer but will last a lot longer.

HD is a little stiffer but will last a lot longer.
08-19-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By 85Cosworth

I am confused as to where a transfer case would...

I am confused as to where a transfer case would be on a C43. It is not a AWD or 4WD vehicle.
08-13-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By 85Cosworth

I'm thinking manual b/c in the April 1995 issue...

I'm thinking manual b/c in the April 1995 issue of Sports Csr International there is a BMW ad advetising the M3 automatic hitting 0-60 in 6.9 seconds.
08-08-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By 85Cosworth

C36 90k Service

What should a 90k service coat on a 97 C36? My mechanic was saying it is around $500. They do oil change, change tranny fluid and filter, and the air filter. I can skip the air filter b/c the...
08-06-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By 85Cosworth

Best thing to do is have the stealership or an...

Best thing to do is have the stealership or an independant Mercedes mechanic look at it and then get quotes from them. I am fortunate enough that when I was looking for my C36 that my mechanic does...
07-31-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By 85Cosworth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapour_lock ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapour_lock

Basically the fuel pump ends up pumping vapour insted of liquid gas. Liquid provides more power.
07-30-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By 85Cosworth

Q1- maybe vapor lock? Q2- the 2.8 should dop in...

Q1- maybe vapor lock?
Q2- the 2.8 should dop in no problem since that is what the 3.6 AMG engine started as, but will be muh slower (only 194hp).
Q3- Have not experienced that
Q5- Yes they do feel...
07-29-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By 85Cosworth

Make sure the tranny service has been kept up. ...

Make sure the tranny service has been kept up. These trannies don't like it if you don't change the fluid.
Forum: W211 AMG
07-28-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,176
Posted By 85Cosworth

according to Motortrend the '03 E55 runs 0-60mph...

according to Motortrend the '03 E55 runs 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds, the '03 C32 runs 0-60mph in 4.77 seconds. the C32 hits 100mph in 11.8 sconds and the E55 hits 100mph in 9.7 seconds. Hope that helps.
07-28-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By 85Cosworth

Gregs210- Do those P/Ns' work for a C36 at all? ...

Gregs210- Do those P/Ns' work for a C36 at all? I need to replace my passenger side fog light over cover due to be cracked and all my mechanic can find is the whole light assembly for $300. If not,...
07-24-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By 85Cosworth

The winter mode is to help reduce wheel spin when...

The winter mode is to help reduce wheel spin when driving in snowy and/or icy conditions. I've driven my C36 in the snow once or twice and then bought a 4X$ for the winter so the paint doesn't get...
07-24-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By 85Cosworth

Thw "W" winter mode starts the car out in 2nd...

Thw "W" winter mode starts the car out in 2nd gear. Versus 1st gear when in "S" sport mode.
07-23-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By 85Cosworth

The E36 he was referring to was the BMW M3 2nd...

The E36 he was referring to was the BMW M3 2nd generation. he refers to it in his 1st post.
07-20-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By 85Cosworth

Everything I read on the C36 before I got mine...

Everything I read on the C36 before I got mine says they run a little hotter than the normal inline 6 engine. Don't know why. Mine also does the same.
07-15-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By 85Cosworth

For those of us in the USA, what is an AMG tax? ...

For those of us in the USA, what is an AMG tax? Never heard of that before.
07-08-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By 85Cosworth

The "W" and "S" modes on the tranny may not have...

The "W" and "S" modes on the tranny may not have been on the 95 and 96 due to the 4-speed tranny. It may have been a feature of the new 5-speed.
Forum: 190E (W201)
06-07-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By 85Cosworth

You post on 190rev (aka 190revolution.net) all...

You post on 190rev (aka 190revolution.net) all the time Kynyption.
06-04-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By 85Cosworth

It does alright as long as the snow is no too...

It does alright as long as the snow is no too deep. Recomend using the winter mode on tranny when slick out. Be sure to clear bra the front end, mirrrors, rocker panels, and behind the rear wheels. ...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-31-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,762
Posted By 85Cosworth

The dash gauge reads water temperature and the...

The dash gauge reads water temperature and the gauge below the radio reads oil temperature. Mine usually read the same.
05-30-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,506
Posted By 85Cosworth

Phil Long Lexus in Colorado Springs, CO. Not...

Phil Long Lexus in Colorado Springs, CO. Not sure if it has been sold or not. I will be on that end of town tommorow and can check if you want.
05-28-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,564
Posted By 85Cosworth

I disagree with saying the tranny is weak on the...

I disagree with saying the tranny is weak on the 97. Its all about maintenance. Maintain it and it will give you no problems.
05-27-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,564
Posted By 85Cosworth

The euro spec springs do lower the car a little...

The euro spec springs do lower the car a little bit. Not sure if the same can be accomplished by removing just the pads.
Unless you are at the drag strip, in my experience and opinion the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-27-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,762
Posted By 85Cosworth

I haven't had a chance to look at it lately. ...

I haven't had a chance to look at it lately. Spent the last couple weekends helping my buddy fix up his truck. Trying to fix all the leaks. Then spent this weekend putting on exhaust headers and...
05-23-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By 85Cosworth

The 330i is weak. The AMG will smoke it every...

The 330i is weak. The AMG will smoke it every which way.

For the C36 I would go for the 97 b/c it has 5 speeds versus the 4speeds for the 95 and 96. Their major problem was cheap insulation on...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-21-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,762
Posted By 85Cosworth

Economy gauge works. Does seem to run a little...

Economy gauge works. Does seem to run a little rich still. I'll check the air intake sensor when I get a chance. thanks
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-21-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,548
Posted By 85Cosworth

Check with a mechanic. You have to have a...

Check with a mechanic. You have to have a license to be able to have and use the R12 these days. And it isn't cheap.
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-20-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,548
Posted By 85Cosworth

There should be a sticker in the engine bay...

There should be a sticker in the engine bay somewhere. Most likely in the front somewhere. Chances are being a 1990 that it is R12. You might want to look into conveting it to R134a since it is...
05-20-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By 85Cosworth

5 pages means something is going wrong with the...

5 pages means something is going wrong with the car everytime you turn around. No thanks. Just a bulb is way better.
05-20-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By 85Cosworth

The wiring harness is the major weakpoint in the...

The wiring harness is the major weakpoint in the C36. Cheap insulation Although mine has never given me any problems. Have a VMI (Vehicle Master Inquiry) run on the car. It will tell any problems...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-13-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,762
Posted By 85Cosworth

I have the same problem on my 85 16V. Looking...

I have the same problem on my 85 16V. Looking forward to spme input also.
05-10-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,506
Posted By 85Cosworth

Definitely have it checked out. Preferably by a...

Definitely have it checked out. Preferably by a independent mechanic, but if one is not available a dealesrship you trust is still good. I looked at a 97 one time and one of the major problems was...
Forum: 190E (W201)
05-06-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,519
Posted By 85Cosworth

There were 2000 US spec models made and imported....

There were 2000 US spec models made and imported. The US 2.3-16v was only 1986 and 1987 and had 168hp. Post the VIN and we could tell you what it actually is.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-30-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By 85Cosworth

GAHH has them. http://www.gahh.com Thats where...

GAHH has them. http://www.gahh.com Thats where my mechanic gets all hisstuff from for interiors and convertible tops.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-29-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,124
Posted By 85Cosworth

My '85 2.3-16v w/5-speed got up to 110 mph...

My '85 2.3-16v w/5-speed got up to 110 mph roughly. With the 17" EVO II wheels, the speedo is reading at least 5 mph slower than actual speed at 75mph. Couldn't push it much as the clutch was near...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-29-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,124
Posted By 85Cosworth

If it was a 2006 or 2007 it has a 5.3l V-8...

If it was a 2006 or 2007 it has a 5.3l V-8 w/303hp.
04-29-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By 85Cosworth

Not sure if the C43 rotors are that much...

Not sure if the C43 rotors are that much different but I got rotoes and brake pads for the front for $325 all together. That was for a 97 C36. Not really expensive to me.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-27-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By 85Cosworth

I think the washer fluid level is on the same...

I think the washer fluid level is on the same circuit as the coolant level only. On my 97C36 my low coolant light wnet bad and I was told I had to replace the washer fluid sensor as well.
04-24-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By 85Cosworth

He is talking about the STS turbo.

He is talking about the STS turbo.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-18-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By 85Cosworth

Leaning Seat

My drivers side seat leans to the right. What can be done to fix it? I have not taken it apart or out of the car to see what is wrong. This in a '85 16v with stock seats. Hoping it is an easy fix.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-17-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By 85Cosworth

Yes the sportline 2.6s' are rare. They were only...

Yes the sportline 2.6s' are rare. They were only made for a couple of years (2 or 3 I think). I know they were made in 92 and 93. Not sure about 90 and 91. The sportline added the Recaro seats...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-11-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By 85Cosworth

For higher elevations, they say you can use lower...

For higher elevations, they say you can use lower octane (we are probably the only state left with 85 octane. we have 85, 87, and 91) b/c of the thinner air. I live in CO but still stick with the...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-09-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By 85Cosworth

That is about how crappy a mpg I get out of my 85...

That is about how crappy a mpg I get out of my 85 Euro spec 16v. I used to have some stalling issues when I first got the car too. But it went away after I had the mixture adjusted and new clutch,...
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-07-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,519
Posted By 85Cosworth

2000 made during the 2 year run (86 and 87). ...

2000 made during the 2 year run (86 and 87). 1000 manual and 1000 autos. Came in smoke silver (sorta champagne looking) and charcoal.
Forum: 190E (W201)
04-04-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,102
Posted By 85Cosworth

where would be the best place to get them?

where would be the best place to get them?
04-02-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By 85Cosworth

I love the C36. I had the same dilemna when...

I love the C36. I had the same dilemna when looking for mine. I love the inline 6 and how AMG stripped the 2.8 down to the block and redid everything on it. Plus I like the looks of the C36 over...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-30-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,102
Posted By 85Cosworth

Not willing to pay arm and a leg for suspension. ...

Not willing to pay arm and a leg for suspension. I like the lowered suspension, but need to prevent the tires from hitting the top of the wheel well so much. Bekkers used to have a nice lowering...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,102
Posted By 85Cosworth

Looks like I will find a better shock to...

Looks like I will find a better shock to compliment the H&R springs then, Thanks.
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-22-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,102
Posted By 85Cosworth

16V coilovers

Does anyone make coilvers for the 16V? Mine is dropped on H&R springs and it makes the top of the tires hit the wheel wheel to easy when I hit bumps. Thanks. Or does anybody suggest a different...
Forum: 190E (W201)
03-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By 85Cosworth

The drivers side airbag was standard on US spec...

The drivers side airbag was standard on US spec models.
02-07-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,723
Posted By 85Cosworth

Is there something wrong with your tranny?

Is there something wrong with your tranny?
01-17-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,870
Posted By 85Cosworth

Here is another way to look at it. Cops don't go...

Here is another way to look at it. Cops don't go to your work and tell how you how to do your job. Don't try to tell them how to do theirs.
Forum: 190E (W201)
01-15-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By 85Cosworth

Had same problem on my '92 190E 2.6 My fuel...

Had same problem on my '92 190E 2.6 My fuel injectors were clogged. After my mechanic cleaned them out it took care of the hesitation. That and new spark plugs. You might try that.
12-25-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,052
Posted By 85Cosworth

Try an independent Mercedes mechanic. Mine gets...

Try an independent Mercedes mechanic. Mine gets my keys for me. But that might be b/c he also sells Mercedes.
12-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By 85Cosworth

$622 per year. Garaged with 6k per year mileage...

$622 per year. Garaged with 6k per year mileage and multi car discount (sae coverage on my 85 16valve)
Forum: 190E (W201)
12-06-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By 85Cosworth

You do not need to lower the lac to use the...

You do not need to lower the lac to use the Bilstein Sports but as MTI said, they will wear out quickly.
Forum: Classifieds
11-28-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By 85Cosworth

WTB EVO II Wheel

Need to find a EVO II wheel for my 1985 16valve. Looking for 17X7.5 in original finish. Need for spare. If any has one or sees one for sale, please let me know. Thanks.

-Chris
11-28-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By 85Cosworth

95 and 96 had 4-speed trannies while 97 has a...

95 and 96 had 4-speed trannies while 97 has a 5-speed tranny.
11-19-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By 85Cosworth

I like how you got deeper sport seats in the...

I like how you got deeper sport seats in the back. Are those EDM spec?
11-17-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By 85Cosworth

The US-spec bumper does look the same. But the...

The US-spec bumper does look the same. But the trunk lid has a bigger opening for the euro plates.
11-17-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By 85Cosworth

I use 20W50 Valvoline synthetic.

I use 20W50 Valvoline synthetic.
11-16-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By 85Cosworth

Beautiful C36. Welcome. You will find a lot of...

Beautiful C36. Welcome. You will find a lot of helpful and knowledgable people on this board.

Love the blue. I have the same color on my Canadian spec 97 C36.
Forum: 190E (W201)
11-10-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,205
Posted By 85Cosworth

European Car, Feb 98, page 2. That should help a...

European Car, Feb 98, page 2. That should help a little. If there is an internet ad for it, post it.
Forum: 190E (W201)
11-10-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,205
Posted By 85Cosworth

Go to http://www.16valve.com They have old...

Go to http://www.16valve.com They have old magazine articles on the website and one of the articles tells how to read the VIN and tell if it is Cosworth. I'll post which one later if I get time to...
11-09-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By 85Cosworth

The C36 has a N/A 3.6 litre inline 6 cylinder.

The C36 has a N/A 3.6 litre inline 6 cylinder.
11-03-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By 85Cosworth

2. Xenon headlamps were a factory option on the...

2. Xenon headlamps were a factory option on the C43.
4. the 97 C36 has a 5-spd auto (all C43s' have 5-spd auto) and the C43 has adjustable lumbar supports for seats and a anti-towing sensor or...
Forum: 190E (W201)
10-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By 85Cosworth

Check out eBay. There is 84 euro spec 2.3-16v...

Check out eBay. There is 84 euro spec 2.3-16v for sale there that is race preped.
Forum: 190E (W201)
10-22-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By 85Cosworth

Bekkers has a Bilstein sport suspension for the...

Bekkers has a Bilstein sport suspension for the 190E, lower springs and shocks by Bilstein. It is $1550 US though. Don't know how it rides. My 2.3-16 has H&R lower springs and it rides harsh. ...
Forum: 190E (W201)
10-11-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By 85Cosworth

Piston rings might be shot (worn out).

Piston rings might be shot (worn out).
09-29-2006, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By 85Cosworth

the front discs are only .5 inch bigger and they...

the front discs are only .5 inch bigger and they both use 4-pot calipers. It can't be that much different.
09-28-2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By 85Cosworth

I got front rotors (cross drilled) and pads for...

I got front rotors (cross drilled) and pads for my 97 C36 for $325 from my local mechanic. Installed them myself. If the rotors are rusted on like mine were, get some penetrating lube and a big...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-20-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 822
Posted By 85Cosworth

V8 190e

If you get some time, look on eBay. Someone has stuffed a Mustang 5.0 engine in a 1984 190E. Great for drag racing but probably handles like crap.
...
Forum: 190E (W201)
09-13-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,369
Posted By 85Cosworth

Remus Exhuast

I will be replacing the exhuast on my 85 2.3-16. As it already has no resontor at the moment I was thinking about upgrading the exhuast. Has anyone used this on a 190E and where is the best price...
08-01-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By 85Cosworth

I don't care for the front fender AMG emblems...

I don't care for the front fender AMG emblems either.
07-31-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By 85Cosworth

Batch #2. She is a 97 C36 with 80,000 miles I...

Batch #2. She is a 97 C36 with 80,000 miles I picked up for $13,800.
07-31-2006, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By 85Cosworth

Cool Here is the first batch of pics. Hunter88-...

Here is the first batch of pics.

Hunter88- Sorry man. It was to good of a deal to pass up. It took alot of patience not buy it from the first dealership that had it in Denver. They were...
07-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By 85Cosworth

New AMG owner

Finally did it. Pickd up a clean local 97 C36 w/80k miles on it today. Gotta do front brakes on it Monday. But other than that it is really clean. I will get pics this Monday after I do the...
07-29-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By 85Cosworth

The car originated in Ontario. But it didn't...

The car originated in Ontario. But it didn't have rust on it when I looked at it up on the rack.
07-29-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By 85Cosworth

no pics of the 85 Cosworth on the site yet. They...

no pics of the 85 Cosworth on the site yet. They are too big to post. I'll get some good ones and post them
07-28-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 85Cosworth

Main thing is to have a inspection done by a...

Main thing is to have a inspection done by a mechanic who knows Mercedes. Mine works on nothing but Mercedes and often has the local Mercedes dealer doing work for them. I personally would lean...
07-27-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 85Cosworth

94firebirdv6- what is latest on your quest? I...

94firebirdv6- what is latest on your quest? I myself am picking up a 97 C36 w/80k miles for $13,800 on Saturday.
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-26-2006, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By 85Cosworth

My mechanic ended up installing them for free for...

My mechanic ended up installing them for free for me. Got parts at cost and only had to pay labor for the front struts. He showed me on the old ones that you could easilt puch them down by hand. ...
07-24-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 85Cosworth

My mechanic gets VMIs' for me for free. Don't...

My mechanic gets VMIs' for me for free. Don't know if it normally costs. Ask the dealership where it was serviced at and then try to contact that dealership to verify maintenance history.
07-24-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By 85Cosworth

5 gears gets you better gas mileage. the 5speed...

5 gears gets you better gas mileage. the 5speed in the C43 is rumored to have been programed too aggressively from the factory and wear out prematurely. I have never owned one so I can not speak...
07-24-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 85Cosworth

Get a VMI for the from a local MB mechanic or...

Get a VMI for the from a local MB mechanic or dealer. It will give you a idea of the cars past. I pulled on a C36 I as looking at and it was 4 pages long of pars that were replaced b/c they went...
07-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 85Cosworth

See if the dealer has a independent shop or...

See if the dealer has a independent shop or another deale that an inspect it for you. Or do you know somebody close to there that can get an inspection done for you?
07-22-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By 85Cosworth

The VMI is clean. Shows the car was sold brand...

The VMI is clean. Shows the car was sold brand new in Canada, and only shows a brake light bulb changed at 33,000 miles. I know the gauge cluster has been changed. The same thing happened to my...
07-22-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By 85Cosworth

Diff between US and Canada C36's

Is there a difference between US spec and Canada spec C36's? I'm pretty close to getting a 97 C36 and it came from Canada orginally. The cluster reads in mph.
07-21-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By 85Cosworth

'94firebirdv6- There is a Black on Black 96 C36...

'94firebirdv6-
There is a Black on Black 96 C36 for sale in Columbus Eaton, OH for $15k, has 80k miles on it. That should be closer to you. Go to http://www.carmax.com and search near your area...
07-20-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By 85Cosworth

Bossman has been around too much at work lately...

Bossman has been around too much at work lately to try and scan them onto computer. Still working on it though.
07-16-2006, 06:02 AM
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Views: 797
Posted By 85Cosworth

did you get it?

did you get it?
07-14-2006, 11:06 PM
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Views: 797
Posted By 85Cosworth

All in all it looks clean, if you know a MB...

All in all it looks clean, if you know a MB dealer o mecjanic I reccomend you get a VMI for the vehicle. I looked a C36 that seemed clean, but got 4 pages of parts replacd when my mechanic ran the...
07-14-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By 85Cosworth

I do agree that the C36 is ahelluva good looking...

I do agree that the C36 is ahelluva good looking car. I am going to go look at one on Monday. Was for sale dy a dealer but he ended up selling at a wholesale auction. He didn't like it when I told...
07-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By 85Cosworth

I have never owned one but their weak point seem...

I have never owned one but their weak point seem to be head gasket prone to failure. Only negative about the car is it is in WI. Be wary of rust. I have seen when a person got a good deal on a MB...
Forum: 190E (W201)
07-09-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By 85Cosworth

Changing Rear Shocks

Any write-ups anywhere on how to change the rear shocks on a 1992 190e 2.6 (non-sport model)? Need to do soon and have never done before. Thanks.
07-07-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By 85Cosworth

Pre-purchase inspection is why I am leaning...

Pre-purchase inspection is why I am leaning toward the local C36. I have a local mechanic who doesn't charge to test drive it and put it up on the rack and check it out. But I am not gonna overpay....
07-07-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,057
Posted By 85Cosworth

From the April 1995 SCI article on the C36, the...

From the April 1995 SCI article on the C36, the engine has a "unique tuned intake intake tracked" and "a new crankshaft". MB did not produce a 3.6L engine when the car was made.
07-07-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,057
Posted By 85Cosworth

The C36 didn't raid the MB parts bin when AMG...

The C36 didn't raid the MB parts bin when AMG reworked the engine. Suspension and brakes yes, but not the engine.
07-06-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By 85Cosworth

C36, C43 Transmission

Does the 97 C36 and the C43 use the same transmission? I know they are both 5-speed autos, but are they both driver adaptive ( I know the C43 is )? Still trying to decide between a local C36 and a...
07-06-2006, 07:43 PM
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Posted By 85Cosworth

The C43 only had the intake, exhaust, and cams...

The C43 only had the intake, exhaust, and cams replaced and the ECU retuned to make an extra 30hp or so. The C36 was stripped to the block and replaced by all AMG componets to include bore &...
07-06-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By 85Cosworth

I bought my grey market 85 2.3-16v from a guy in...

I bought my grey market 85 2.3-16v from a guy in LA in April of this year. All original. Which explains th $2400 I just had put into it.
07-06-2006, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By 85Cosworth

Another thing from the magazine. The BMW M3 of...

Another thing from the magazine. The BMW M3 of that year (1995) with a auto does 0-60 in 6.9 secs according to a ad by BMW in the magazine. Just for those curious to how the AMG stacks up against...
07-04-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By 85Cosworth

I'll post when I can get a hold of a scanner. I...

I'll post when I can get a hold of a scanner. I might have one in the office at work. I'll check tommorow.
07-03-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By 85Cosworth

SCI Articles on C36 & C43

Got my issues of Sports Car International today. One is on the 95 C36 and the other is on the 98 C43. They gave the C36 high marks, a 0-60 of 5.9 w/ a 14.4 quarter mile. They didn't like the...
07-01-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By 85Cosworth

My mechanic (who sells Mercedes as well as works...

My mechanic (who sells Mercedes as well as works on them) says a C43 is a $17,000 car in pristine shape. He buys his cars from all over the US. Hope that helps.
06-30-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By 85Cosworth

There is a C43 in TX with 90k miles for $15,500. ...

There is a C43 in TX with 90k miles for $15,500. It is being sold by the dealer that has serviced it and is a one owner car (Carfax verifies this). Miles are higher than I wanted but it is a one...
06-30-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By 85Cosworth

is the 97 5-speed the same as the C43? Closest...

is the 97 5-speed the same as the C43? Closest C43 to me is 300 miles away and the has 64k miles and asking $20k, while There is a 97 C36 with 80,000 miles they asking for $17k for. Was wondering...
06-28-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By 85Cosworth

Still looking at these 2 AMG's. Main difference...

Still looking at these 2 AMG's. Main difference I am looking at is th C36 is more of a true AMG being that they built their engine from a standard MB engine where as the C43 is a slightly modded MB...
06-26-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By 85Cosworth

Also, the November 2002 Mercedes Enthusiast has a...

Also, the November 2002 Mercedes Enthusiast has a C43 on the cover and a article about the C36 and C43 inside if anyone has that issue. Thinking about ordering it. I'll post the highlights of the...
06-26-2006, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,057
Posted By 85Cosworth

the 2.3-16 was engineered by Cosworth. Not AMG.

the 2.3-16 was engineered by Cosworth. Not AMG.
06-25-2006, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By 85Cosworth

please email to [email protected] I am...

please email to [email protected] I am also looking into getting one of these fine AMG's.
06-24-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By 85Cosworth

97. After looking into these, that is what I am...

97. After looking into these, that is what I am after. Mainly b/c of the 5th gear and 8 more hp. Can't find any C43's here in CO. And the one 97 C36 is at a dealership who is asking too much. ...
06-14-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By 85Cosworth

Looks like the one on http://www.16valve.com ...

Looks like the one on http://www.16valve.com Click on the next page link and you will see one with 17" rims and cleared euro front lights. Mine is a gray market 1985 cosworth. Mercedes did not...
06-13-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By 85Cosworth

There are lots out. Problem being 1)I would need...

There are lots out. Problem being 1)I would need to trade my current car in 2) I am tired of going 600+ miles to get a car that I don't know what shape it is in and 3)I wont' buy a mercedes without...
06-13-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By 85Cosworth

Thanks for all the great info. Now, If I can...

Thanks for all the great info. Now, If I can find a C36 or C43 where the dealer isn't a giant a-hole I will be good to go.
06-13-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By 85Cosworth

I know they are not BMW M3's. But 55/45 is still...

I know they are not BMW M3's. But 55/45 is still really good. Just wanted to make sur they weren't nose heavy like 60' and 70's muscle cars.

C43AMG- What did C&D get for 0-60 on the C43? ...
06-13-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By 85Cosworth

I know they are not BMW M3's. But 55/45 is still...

I know they are not BMW M3's. But 55/45 is still really good. Just wanted to make sur they weren't nose heavy like 60' and 70's muscle cars.

C43AMG- What did C&D get for 0-60 on the C43? ...
06-12-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,772
Posted By 85Cosworth

C36, C43 Weight Distribution

Does anybody know thw weight distribution for the C36 and the C43?
06-07-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By 85Cosworth

the biggest thing against the S4 is the turbo and...

the biggest thing against the S4 is the turbo and manual tranny. I have 3 manual tranny cars. Traffic in my city is getting to be a pain. So a auto as a daily driver with a 5-speed as a toy is...
06-06-2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By 85Cosworth

Wouldn't get an S4 for many reasons. It's turbo,...

Wouldn't get an S4 for many reasons. It's turbo, it's an Audi which means expensive to purchase and maintain let alone repair, and I just don't really like the looks.

Thanks FLYNAVY, those pics...
06-06-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By 85Cosworth

C36, C43 in the snow

I know, silly place for an AMG. But I am looking to get one for a daily driver and we get a couple of good snow storms every year here in CO. How do they do in the snow? I know they are high...
06-05-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By 85Cosworth

Basically I will try to find a clean one that...

Basically I will try to find a clean one that hasn't been abused. A VMI, Carfax, and a good check over by a mechanic should eliminate all problems. Is there anything specific that will stand out...
06-03-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By 85Cosworth

Also, is the stage 1 Renntech any good for the...

Also, is the stage 1 Renntech any good for the C36?
06-03-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By 85Cosworth

Can't afford to just purchase. Need to trade-in...

Can't afford to just purchase. Need to trade-in 97 Honda Prelude. Wouldn't buy an AMG without my mechanic checking it out first. The local Mercedes dealer goes to him alot with work. That is why...
06-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By 85Cosworth

C36 or C43

A quick intro. I just bought a 85 grey market 16 valve in April and am now looking to upgrade my daily driver from a Honda Prelude to a AMG. MY budget allows only for a C36 (1997 only) or maybe a...
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