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Old 06-25-2003, 07:19 PM
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Proud New Owner of a 1987 190D 2.5 Turbo

Hello everyone,
I知 the proud new owner of a 1987 190D 2.5 Turbo Mercedes-Benz. I知 thoroughly enjoying the car. The car rides very nicely, and accelerates well. (Not too shabby for a 16-year-old car!! )
Any other owners of this type of car please feel free to let me know what to look for, check, and so on. I have to do some preventive maintenance, but I値l be ready for the upcoming New England Fall GTG drag races!
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Old 06-25-2003, 08:30 PM
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Congrats! That is a very sought after car!
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:47 PM
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Any pictures?

Some pictures of the car would be nice, too

Congratulations on the find!
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:55 PM
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Sorry for the somewhat rude comment earlier; it was meant in jest.

Seriously, welcome aboard!!
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Old 06-25-2003, 10:37 PM
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Congratulations Benzgirl! I hope you enjoy your new family member! Have you picked out a name yet? How many miles on her?

If you have any problems/questions, there's lots of helpful guys on this board!
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Old 06-25-2003, 11:22 PM
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Congrats!!!

I seriously jealous! I would love to be able to get ahold of one of those. Hang on to it and keep it in good shape!
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Old 06-25-2003, 11:25 PM
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gotta take it to the next NE GTG! I hope it's not a diamond blue one that I wanted to buy long ago!! (but I just couldn't buy a car back then).

drag races... :p my diesel would surely lose against a 190D 2.5T!
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Old 06-26-2003, 08:47 AM
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Is it a stick by chance?

Have a great day,
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Old 06-26-2003, 05:20 PM
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No, all 190D Turbos came with automatics. A manual tranny was not an option, at least in the USA. Check the 0-60 time, it should be about 12 seconds. If not, power is below normal - this is the easy test to see how it's running. And congrats on the new car!
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Old 06-26-2003, 07:27 PM
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wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

watch for the next New England GTG
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Old 06-28-2003, 08:11 PM
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Thanks ladies and gentleman!

Hello again everyone,
Thank you all very much for posting, for all the information, and for the warm welcome. I appreciate it. I am sorry for the delay in posting this summer jobs, you know how it goes!!
To get a little more in depth with the car, it痴 dark blue, unnamed at this point, has 155,000+ miles on it, and had two previous owners, one long-term, one short term. The last owner was a single, 25 year-old, elementary schoolteacher from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Yes, the car has an automatic transmission, and having learned to drive standards early, I can appreciate what this car might be like driven manually. Service records show a stuck pin in a valve body repair so if a transplant ever becomes needed, I壇 happily consider a workable standard transmission conversion.
Thanks again!
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Old 06-28-2003, 08:52 PM
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Way to go and welcome aboard. You got a nice automobile there.
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:13 AM
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Re: Proud New Owner of a 1987 190D 2.5 Turbo

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I知 the proud new owner of a 1987 190D 2.5 Turbo Mercedes-Benz.

I have to do some preventive maintenance, but I値l be ready for the upcoming New England Fall GTG drag races!
please tell me you're kidding about racing a diesel? ive tried it, forget it.
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Old 06-29-2003, 06:48 AM
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BMW prepped one of their own 3 series turbodiesel cars for track use in the late 90s. I don't know if it officially raced, but the article I read in European Car seemed to speak rather highly of it--implying it was quite formidable.

I have always had a fantasy about taking a tuned diesel car to VIR. I have taken gasoline cars there of course... but a diesel would be freakin awesome.
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Old 06-30-2003, 05:43 PM
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One year MB put a couple of 180Ds in the Mille Miglia...naturally, they finished first in their class. Still, an average of over 60 mph ain't bad for a car with a rated top speed of about 64 mph.
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