Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 1984 190E 2.3 engine Automatic, 2002 C240 2.6 Automatic
Location: Asheville NC USA
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Congratulations on getting a Mercedes. When they are running good, they are a dream to drive.
So, your car has been sitting for 2 years?
I'd dump the gasoline first thing, as gas doesent last in the tank like it used to...
Change the oil and filter.
Flush the cooling system and add new antifreeze
Which engine is in your 190E? The 2.3, 2.6, 2.3-16??
Warm up the engine before you change the oil. Also, check the transmission fluid. Smell burned, or brownish color? If you dont know the history, I would change the transmission fluid and its filter.
Check the brake fluid level, and be sure the power steering pump is full.
The A/C and all the oddball MB things, like the OVP relay will come later.
Be prepared to shell out some loot on this car. They dont like to sit dormant like this.
I've got an '84 2.3 that sat for over 1 year before I bought it. I've spent close to $3500 on it since 2007, but it sure beats a car payment anyday.
Before I forget, Avoid the dealer, unless you absolutely cant find the part you want elsewhere.
Last edited by holmesuser01; 08-04-2012 at 06:19 AM.