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'01 SLK230 Kompressor, '95 C280, '98 BMW 528i, '86 BMW M635CSi EURO, '87 190E 2.3-16
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I got it! For $500!

Good:
-straight body, good paint, only few dents
-very good interior (black)
-relatively clean engine bay
-very little rust (under the doors)
-no signs of "upgrading" and "improving". Except for aftermarket headunit, everything seems to be original

Bad:
-broken rear glass
-broken timing chain - I have no idea how extensive damage to the engine is
-no way of telling whether SLS is working or not
-car has been sitting for couple of years so the fuel system has to be cleaned somehow

I'm pickin it up in a week or two and I have a question - can I tow it with rear axle on the ground (with a car dolly)? I mean it looks quite low now.
Or may be it's better to tow it backwards (I was never a fan of doing it this way though - car never trails straight)?

Here's picture of it taken a while ago
 

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Congrats on the Purchase! Looks pretty straight. Let me know about that Head if you need it!
 

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you Americans are lucky!!! You only pay a few hundred dollars for a 190e while in Canada they're so rare mine cost 2 700$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you're car looks so great!!!
 

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Towing with the drivetrain axle on the ground is not a good idea unless it's on dollies. Then it's ok. Car looks good. Congrats!
 

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Why take the risk of towing with a dolly and damage the bodywork unless it is a very short distance. Check out uhaul (U-Haul rentals: Car trailer, car dolly and motorcycle trailer) as they have car trailers that you could load and tow it flat. Usually a small flat fee per day as they don't get you per mile like on the moving trucks.
 

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Thanks, guys! I'll look into flatbed.
I can't wait to start working on it!

BTW how do I go about cleaning the fuel system? Is there a popular approach to that?
 

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Thanks, guys! I'll look into flatbed.
I can't wait to start working on it!

BTW how do I go about cleaning the fuel system? Is there a popular approach to that?
Well, it depends on if the car has been sitting for a while or not. Personally, I'd say change the fuel filter and pour a bottle of fuel system cleaner in the gas tank. If the car has been sitting, you may want to flush the fuel system.

Others swear by using Seafoam, but I'm not one of them.
 

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It did sit for couple of years. How do I flush it?
 

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Get a new fuel pump after running a few tanks through with the fuel system cleaner. I used Stabil and STP stuff right in the gas tank. Later bought the pump just to be safe against clogs
 

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sell it to me for what you have into it and you wont have to worry bout flushing everything.... :D:D
 

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Head and other parts

Great buy, bought mine for a similiar price. Sent a pm earlier but i have some parts you may interested in. Dave, forum moderator, is currently helping me catalog all my extra parts at moment. So you can pm me or Dave for parts.

Thanks and good luck
 

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Will do as soon as I figure out what's needed.

As to fuel system, l'll probably remove and clean tank, replace filter and try to clean fuel pump and fuel lines with compressed air.
My main worry is old gasoline getting to the fuel distributor and injectors.
 
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