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Old 08-22-2002, 10:52 PM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596

That is another member who had a piston erupt after driving with too lean a mixture for too long. He is rebuilding and looking to add either a supercharger or a turbocharger, I can't remember which.

My son is presently 17 and the stock car is plenty of automobile for him at this stage. He just put some new 17" Evo II wheels on it with 215/40-ZR17 tires on it. He left the shop with them pumped up to about 37 psi per tire, and the car was pretty squirrely, changing from slight understeer with the old tires to oversteering. I used to run the old 15" tires at about 41 psi in front and 47 psi in the back, so we pumped these up to the same levels and it is much better but still a little peculiar.

More power is not the next priority though, it will be additional restoration of the rocker panels and some of the interior, like the dash which is cracked.

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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