Date registered: Oct 2007
Vehicle: 89 190E 2.6 x2
Location: Bay Area, CA
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My daily driver 2.6 suffered a head gasket failure last week. (Coolant mixed in oil)
Car has 228K on it now. The head gasket was replaced 19 yrs ago at 118K, but Iím not sure if it was the reinforced one.
Myself and the previous owner both only used Zerex G05, so I figured itís just more of an age thing.
I think the local machine shop has a freshly machined 89 2.6 cylinder head for sale, so Iíll pick that up. Going to order an Elring head gasket set, plus replace the water pump, belt tensioner and fuel injectors while I have it apart.
The ironic thing is the car just turned 30 yrs old this month....
#1.1989 190E 2.6 355 Diamond Blue Metallic, lots of euro goodies, Borbet wheels, Koni shocks, Brabus W124 springs
#2.1989 190E 2.6 877 Blue Green metallic, Euro headlights w/ HID projector retrofit, 15" AMG monoblock wheels, AMG replica body kit, rear lip spoiler
#3 1992 190E 2.6 888 Teal Blue Metallic, donor car parted out.