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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2001, 12:10 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 147
Hello All:

Recently purchased a 1987 260E. Car was a grocery getter and to the owners knowledge, no problems. This is my first Mercedes and so far I am happy with it other than a few kinks I need to work out. Motor feels very strong and the gearbox is smooth as silk. Ride is, well, heavenly compared to my S10 Pickup.

I find the car runs very hot while sitting in traffic. Goes up to 120 line. Only in traffic. Fluid levels are fine and fans seem to be running.

Car also pings while under load going up hills.

Rear headrest does not go down and I need to know what all the idiot lights mean.

If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate any input. I also need to find somewhere to get a technical manual. I can be reached via email,

Thank you in advance for any responses.


1987 260E Charcoal Grey 157,000 Miles
1987 260E Forest Green 120,000 Miles
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2001, 12:25 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 412
You will not have a motor if you let the temp go to 120C. These temps will kill this motor warping the cylinder head. You should be under 105C in trafiic with the a/c on. Check your thermostat IMMEDIATELY! This should fix it. If you are having overheating problems you may mave a blown head gasket but it does not sound like it. Check your engine oil for coolant and your coolant for engine oil or trans oil. Do not neglect this problem.
1990 190E 2.6
1996 Grand Voyager 3.3
1985 Mustang GT 5.0 5 SPD
1982 Suzuki GS 750T
Reply With Quote


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
260E to 300E differences? OhioMercedesBoy Off-Topic Discussion 1 11-24-2003 11:58 PM
'89 260e Repair Manual James N. Pinto Tech Help 1 06-12-2003 03:52 PM
124 (88 260E) speaker installation? kangaxx Car Audio and Multimedia 4 12-23-2001 11:04 PM
Speakers in the door of 260E? pshibly Car Audio and Multimedia 0 12-15-2001 01:49 AM
Newbie needs help on 260E etsa Tech Help 6 04-27-2001 12:24 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page