Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-01-2000, 07:55 PM
Benzman500
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Can a 91 190e 2.3 in great shape and well taken car of make it to 250,000 miles or will it be expensive to keep up.

------------------
Dan Younes
---------------
1985 euro 500sel 223k
1986 420sel 86k soon 2 be
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 140k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 295k
1994 S500
(hopefully someday)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-01-2000, 09:22 PM
Leber
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I have heard of other benzs go 500K. There is a taxi cab in my town , i think its a 240D, with 500K . It is beat up but the operator swears it has the original tranny. Wow.

I guess it all depends on the maintenance. My money would be on a big ole 6 or 8 cylinder. Just my humble opinion.

Pat Leber
84 190E 2.3
83 Porsche 944 (racer)
84 Porsche 944 (parts)
85.5 Porsche 944 (daily sled)

quote:
Originally posted by Benzman500:
Can a 91 190e 2.3 in great shape and well taken car of make it to 250,000 miles or will it be expensive to keep up.



Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-08-2000, 07:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 171
I currently own a '85 190E 2.3 that has 243k miles on it. The only major thing that had to be changed was the heads. Other than that, it runs great. Of course, regular maintance has to be done. ( i.e. oil change, brakes, rotors, etc) I'm hoping that I can stack on another 250k miles before I buy another car. So if you own a '91 190E, I think you can easily hit 250k without much effort.


happy driving,
vu
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-2000, 06:53 AM
LarryBible
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
This is an impossible question to answer unless your crystal ball is well tuned.

The key is to wear out the hood hinges first. If you do this, then you are checking things often enough to keep little problems from turning into big problems.

There is no reason that it shouldn't make 250K, as long as it is properly cared for. There's no guarantee, but the closest you can get to the guarantee, is frequent oil changing and looking around alot every time you change the oil, to see what may be amiss.

The other ingredient is to feel and listen. If you do this, your car will almost always tell you ahead of time that some part of it needs attention.

Don't let it run down. If some little something is not right, fix it. If you don't, eventually, all the little annoyances will discourage you and you will want to get rid of it.

Best of luck,

------------------
Larry Bible
'01 C Class, Six Speed
'84 Euro 240D, manual, 533K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
Over 800,000 miles in
Mercedes automobiles
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-09-2000, 01:06 PM
J.HIDALGO's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 1,785
My daily driver is a 300E with 225k miles. Original engine. The only thing I done so far to the engine is change the seals. Most of the rubber around the car have to be change (i.e. hoses), other than that, good to go.


------------------
J.H.
'86 300E
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-11-2000, 02:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 23
I have a 88 190e I bought 8 years ago it had 97.000 on it, I put 300.000 on it last year, and the engine when warm run the same as it did when I bought it. I must admit I changed the oil every 3000 miles. I replaced the transmission last year, and had a valve job 6 years ago. At times it did nickle and dime me but Ive learn to shop around for a good mechnic, and do the minor repairs myself. The cars still looks good to this day and rides like a brand new car. Ill drive the car till it cost to much to repair. Hope this helps you.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-11-2000, 05:56 PM
Benzman500
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
i cant get the car they would not give me a loan because of its age and they sold it to someone else. thanks anyway

------------------
Dan Younes
---------------
1985 euro 500sel 230k
1981 300sd 285k sold
1979 240d 298k sold
1983 300sd 272k sold
1989 chrysler 2.2l Turbo
Leabaron 147k
1989 Dodge Carvan Se 301k
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage 1k
2002 Honda Accord 2D LX
Special Edition
1997 S500
(hopefully someday)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-11-2000, 06:55 PM
Mike Murrell's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 2,351
Dan:

I have an '83 Toyota truck that's about to turn 300,000 miles and an '87 Honda Accord that just truned 240,000 miles. Could a Benz do this? Of course it can - any model. I believe if the 2 F words....Fluids & Filters. I attribute this to the long life of my cars. My '91 300-SEL if a low mileage car; barring theft or accident, it too will one day do what my 2 Japanese cars have done....hopefully more.

Regards,

Mike Murrell
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reasonable Price for a 93 190E 2.6 w/ 90K miles Chiragp Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 8 01-28-2005 10:45 PM
190E 2.3-16 parts for sale kiato4 Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 2 06-25-2003 08:14 PM
190E front hub bolt patterns: 190E 2.3 vs. 190E 16v haasman Tech Help 5 04-02-2003 05:29 PM
Should 190E stay or should 190E go? blackmercedes Off-Topic Discussion 14 02-10-2003 12:03 AM
Reasonable Price for a 93 190E 2.6 w/ 90K miles Chiragp Performance Paddock 3 04-23-2000 12:11 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page