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Buying 190E 2.3 tomorrow .. need info

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well guys.. I found a nice red 190 E for 3800bux and am planning on buying it tomorrow..totally new to the MBZ scene.. can someone fill me in on this car? its a 92 or 93 with the 2.3 liter engine 4 cyl.. looks like it has a Carb lol.. (1993 carb?)

anyways its got 92,000 miles on it.. and know that the MBZ are pretty good cars like my volvo.. it had 300,000 miles on the motor untill it gave up, (racing it)

the 190E is just going to be my daily while I will still hold my volvo turbo project..

anyways any info would help about the 190E 2.3.. to bad it wasnt that 16valve motor..but I must stay away from speed!

anyways here are some pics.. its red on black leather which has no rips or tears, and the body is in good shape.. cept for the red paint on the hood is peeling.. thanks =D

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okay, the 2.3L 8V in the us is fuel injected and is called the M102 engine. The chassis...

okay, the 2.3L 8V in the us is fuel injected and is called the M102 engine. The chassis is a W201. The engine is pretty solid and easy to work on, there's a lot more room in the engine bay than with the 2.6L six. The valve seals are known to harden with age and then leak; the a/c system is prone to leaks as well; the engine has a timing chain, not a belt, so the chain doesn't usually need to be replaced, but the tensioner and guide rails do. The serpentine belt and its tensioner should be checked. Pretty much all the rubber parts in the suspension and engine/drivetrain should be looked at. The motor sits on hydropnuematic mounts that are service items. The transmission is also on a flexible mount. The drive shaft connects to the engine and differential via "flex discs" that are rubber pucks that can crack and fray. The front and rear (famous five point links) suspension consist of numerous plastic and rubber joints, torsion arms, roll bar brackets, etc.

Inside, the cruise control amplifier is a common source of failure. The window lifts and sunroof motor/cables are also trouble spots. Mercedes did a very good job in undercoating and sealing with wax, so rust is generally a problem where window or trunk seals have failed. Lift the trunk carpet to check, as well as taking a look at the lower edges of the inside of the doors. Rust is typical around the jack holes on the side of the car.
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wow thanks for the info.. I test drove the car tonight and it rides great! im not so...

wow thanks for the info.. I test drove the car tonight and it rides great! im not so used to driving N|A power.. hence between me and my chick having a wrx, 1.8Turbo jetta, and a turbo volvo.. the N\A power feels kinda cool!

one thing I didnt like about it was the slugish gas pedel.. I noticed my buddys 87 3series BMW , and my broke S00 was just like that! hopefully their is a way to take some tension off the T\B spring or whatever makes it like that

the engine looks really weird.. like it has a carb lol.. but since u say its FI thats cool I guess =)

im prolly gunna keep this car bone stock performance wise.. prolly put a system in it and stick with modding the vovo for now.. would be nice if it had one of those 16valves tho! oh wells [8D]
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