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My 92 190E 2.3 (W201)

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My name is James but call me megafr0 or just fr0. I live in Minneapolis, MN. I'm Not new to car forums or forums in general. I Recently picked up a 1992 Mercedes 190E (W201). 2.3 SOHC 8V with a 4 speed auto. Car currently is sitting on Bilstein Sport Dampers and 16" BBS RS' on Yokohama ES 205/16 fronts and 225/16 in the rear. RS' are factory drilled and correct offsets. Only other "mods" it has is a new Radiator with a custom bracketed Volvo 14" electric fan hooked up to an electric relay that kicks the fan into high mode above 88*C.


The Automatic is clunking through gears and the issue was believed to vacuum leaks but the after the previous owner chased all those down it still clunks. Could be the vacuum control module, could be the transmission will blow up eventually. I've got a full 5 speed swap getting ready to go on it.

She leaks a bit of oil but what car that's 20 years old doesn't? I'm going to check the lines and inspect the fuel pump to chase down the leak.

Future mod plans are tinted windows, a new front grill (there are some other OEM grills that fit right on the 190E) and the 5 speed swap once the auto completely goes. New headlights, fogs and bulbs to keep the night bright. Then a stereo system since I just have two front tweeters and a tape deck... :-o

Car has quite the faded patina on it. I actually rather like the look and the car is from Florida now up here in Minnesota so there's no rust on the body

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My 2003 Jetta GLI VR6 24Valve 6-speed and my ex's MKV Rabbit


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My old 1986 Audi 5000 CS Quattro 10valve Turbo 5-speed manual


Me Lowering the Rabbit


She wouldn't let me slam the car. I suppose that's why we're divorced!


The Jetta and my OLD Sentra SE-R


The Jetta minted out for photoshoot

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Nice looking w201!

For the headlights, be sure to get euros. You can get a set of depos for around $200. Well worth the price.

The cheap round headlights or crystal clear ones that they have on ebay are horrible. Be sure not to buy those, as they have horrible light output, leak, and can't be properly adjusted.



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Nice looking w201!

For the headlights, be sure to get euros. You can get a set of depos for around $200. Well worth the price.

The cheap round headlights or crystal clear ones that they have on ebay are horrible. Be sure not to buy those, as they have horrible light output, leak, and can't be properly adjusted.
Yeah, it's OEM or go for broke. Sometimes Rep's are ok depending on the brand but I hear ya.

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