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Old 06-18-2001, 11:33 PM
John Plut John Plut is offline
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Location: Joliet Illinois
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Oil Filter Brands

Congratulations on your purchase of the 190E. I recently purchased a '88 260E which, I believe has the same engine. Two weak areas on the 2.6 engine are the valve guides and oil leaks from the front timing cover. Other than that, I think it's a good solid engine.

I would also caution against using Fram oil filters. On my Volvo board they are referred to as the "Orange Kiss of Death". Apparently, they don't have the anti-drainback valve that helps hold the oil in the upper engine. I would also go with a name brand oil such as Quaker State, Castrol or Valvoline. I lot of MB owners use synthetic oil but I hve not tried it yet and with 128,000 miles I'm a little reluctant to start.

Good luck with the car.
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