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Old 08-23-2001, 01:25 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596
I just went out and checked my car. The needle rests in the red. When you start it, the needle goes too the left at idle and when you give it throttle it goes back towards the red (right). I am going to the local dealer to pick up a temperature sensor for it and will examine any 190's he has on his lot and get back. If I can get any attention from someone in the shop I will ask them. I understand this thing to be a crude (no calibrated numbers) vacuum gage and nothing more. In that case, when there is no vacuum the needle should indicate the throttle is wide open, which is in the red zone. What would push it back to the left? Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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