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Old 08-06-2009, 01:29 AM
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Thumbs up Just got a w201 turbo - what should I do first?

Hi guys,
Just added a w201 turbo to my growing collection of 190d's. It sure is fun to drive, its quick, stops fast.......I anyway:

What should I do first as far as maintenance, preventative or otherwise. The turbo system on this model is new to me and I am still learning. Any "head's up" would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all!


'87 190d TURBO 200k
'84 190d 230k miles
'85 190d 107k miles
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:21 AM
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Every time I got a new Benz, I changed all of the fluids, packed the wheel bearings, & washed the engine.

Then just addressed important items like brakes & belts.

OF course several have needed an engine rebuild or tranny before driving.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:42 AM
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The only thing the turbo need is clean air and clean oil. And keep your fingers out.


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