190e = Happy Wife - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Mar 2009
Vehicle: 1999 E320 Sedan, 1991 190E 2.6
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Smile 190e = Happy Wife

Well we had a great adventure acquiring my wife's "new" 1991 190e 2.6. Live in MN where rust has claimed most of these. So I found one out in Los Angeles, talked my brother in law into flying out with me, picked it up and road tripped back.

Put new tires on in CO and after that it rides like a dream. Drove it through the mountains Utah, Colorado, Wyoming with no problems. Before we got home I'm calling her my baby and feeding her premium. It now has 109,000 miles

A couple things asking for advice on. Leaks a little oil and coolant. I figure I'll need a head gasket eventually but maybe I can get by for a while.

Is there anything I can do to slow the head gasket leak that won't hurt the engine (oil treatment, or)?

The coolant leak appears under the drivers side bottom corner of the radiator. There is a hose right above/right looking from front of this and I've tightened the clamps but no improvement. Anyone had a similiar leak and know what/how I should check first?

AT doesn't shift perfectly smooth, not too bad though. Maybe my expectations aren't reasonable here as I'm comparing to my 99 E320?

We already love this car and intend to bring her back to her former glory as we can afford. If someone is able to suggest priority of services we should have done it would be greatly appreciated.
billr@visi.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 10:29 PM
BenzWorld Elite
leapyfish's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1998 SLK230 210,xxx Miles
Posts: 7,685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
leapyfish is online now  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
And the Best Wife Award Goes to Wife No. 1 theboss Off-Topic 22 03-12-2012 09:44 AM
U-Pull-It visit -- Oh happy, happy day augapfel W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 2 04-26-2008 05:44 PM
Happy Happy Birthday Babe Jayhawk Off-Topic 11 03-18-2007 11:42 AM
Happy New Year and Happy Benzing!!! one.bofh Off-Topic 2 12-31-2006 03:39 PM
My wife and the 190E gregdeklerk W201 190-Class 13 11-25-2006 03:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome