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A couple of questions regarding my 94’ E420;

While on vacation recently, I had my car in warmer weather for the first time since purchasing it. At 80 deg F in traffic with the AC on the car is running slightly above the water temp mark that is between 80c and 120c. I will assume this is 100c? Is this normal or is my car running too hot? If this temp is acceptable in warmer weather at what point should one get concerned? In the cooler winter weather where I live, so far, the water temp has rarely exceeded 80c.

Upon purchasing the car I flushed and refilled the coolant using the MB stuff, so I know the coolant is in good shape. The old stuff was not dirty, so I will assume that the cooling system has been well cared for and is in good working order.

Next question; I just purchased a set of used Barabus wheels that I intend to put on my car. In my haste in biding on this eBay auction (it was an awesome deal), I did not check for fitment. The wheels were previously installed on a C240, looks like a late 90’s or early 2000’s model from the pics. The wheels are 17x7.5� with a 35mm offset. Are these going to work okay on my car?

Another quick comment, I averaged 29 mpg on the freeway while on vacation. I am very impressed that an 11 year old E420 can get this good of fuel mileage when loaded down with four adults and a trunk stuffed full of crap running down the road at 85mph!!

Thanks,

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Temperature mine usually in the summer time is anywhere from 90-95

as far as the rims I believe that all mercedes cars from years 91-95 are bolt patern 5x112 but I could be wrong...
 

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Yup a hot rod that gets 29 MPG!!![;)][;)][;)]Don't get better than that!!![:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]


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Nope seems to hang right around 80 ! Maybe "slight" rise when sittin awhile!![;)][;)][;)][;)][;)][;)][;)]

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I believe that all the W124 wheel offsets were OVER 40mm. I think -- depending on the model year and wheel style, etc. -- there were 41mm, 44mm, and 49mm (and maybe more) offsets. However, maybe there were wheel/suspension differences depending on 6-versus-8 cylinders, too -- I don't know.

I believe you might be asking for trouble with a 35mm. You need to check the Owner's Manual -- the factory wheel specifications will be in there.
 
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