Date registered: Mar 2009
Vehicle: 91' 300SL; 99' SLK 230/Comp; 87' 190E 2.6/5 SM
Location: Ft Bonifacio, Phillippines & Laguna Hills, California
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Congrats on your buy.. I bought my first Benz, an 87' 190E 2.6 5 speed manual in Nov 92' with 45K km on the clock.. I bought it in Wiesbaden, Germany.. I still have it today.. and it runs smooth as silk after 190,000 miles I put into it..
This is what I recommend, drive the car for at least a month, then have it serviced.. change oil, spark plugs, check the spark plug wires for cracks, inspect and replaced the rotor & distributor cap as required, drain the coolant, flush the ATF if it is automatic.. You are a llucky guy, the Inline 6, 2.6 is the less troublesome engines for the Merc, as far as I am concern..
It has been sitting for 5 years, so you really have to check these things.. DOn't take it out for long desert drive yet until after you check the items I mentioned.. Trust me, I maintain my own Benz for years.. you take care of the Preventive Maintenance and you will have several grandsons and grandaughters getting married and your 190E 2.6 will still be running..
I have bought three other Mercedes since 1992, but I was not to happy with my 74' 450 SL V8 engines (sold it).. I like the 4 cylinder compressor with my 99' SLK 230 and of course the Inline 6 for my 91' 300 SL
Last edited by Barook Agra; 04-11-2009 at 01:24 PM.