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Date registered: Sep 2010
Vehicle: 190 2.5 diesel auto
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Harsh shifting 190 2.5td 1989 model
I have been looking at a good car at a local garage, serviced (still to see documents) and only 2 owners with 150k miles (I am in France so french LHD model). Car seems okay apart from 2 things.
Slight 'tick' on the engine when idling but not too worried. Engine bay is spotless but I think it has been cleaned.
From cold there is a definite thump from 1st to second, seemed better when warmed up a little but still there. As well maintained I would assume the vacuum pipes are okay.
What else could cause this ?
I will be going back to check out the car so need to know of any possible problems. Also any tests I can do when driving to establish what the problem could be ?
After a run I will want it up on the ramps to check underneath and for oil leaks, as engine cleaned so I will look for drips underneath.
All in all for 2,500 Euros the car seems a reasonable deal, just trying to cover the bases as to potential gearbox problems. 'Push comes to shove' I can just replace the box or have it reconditioned, but I would like to drive the car for a while before having to do that.
I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to machines and I don't like to see them suffer, so will want to sort this out at some point.
Any help or advice apprecieted. Also do these have a locking torque converter ?
Last edited by charentejohn; 05-18-2011 at 03:40 PM.
Reason: missed a question on torque converter