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Old 11-26-2002, 08:58 PM
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1990 190E 2.6 oil pressure problem... uh-oh!

My wife has been piling the miles on our 1990 190E 2.6 as of late, and I've had little "wheel time."

Today, we traded cars. Cruising along this morning, I notice the oil pressure gauge is reading only about 2.8bar, instead of pinning the 3 mark as it usually does.

I stopped for gas, and checked the oil level. It was down about a litre, so I topped it off.

I decided to get the car nice and warm, and see what happens. Well, except for the 2.8bar problem, it seemed fine. Dropped to about 0.6 or so at hot idle, as it always did. As soon as you load the engine, the needle jumps, but just does not get all the way to 3 bar.

The oil/filter has been in there for about 6000km's, so it's due for a change. I wonder if dirty oil/filter can cause this? I'll change it and see if it solves the problem.

Am I heading for disaster...?
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K
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