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Old 02-04-2007, 02:32 PM
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What kind of milages can you expect from 85' 190e 2.3

How many miles will a 85' 190e go?

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Old 02-05-2007, 09:15 AM
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Highest mileage 190E 2.3 that I've seen is 480K. Did have engine work several times.

The 1985 engine is very weak in the valve train & timing chain areas.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:34 AM
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I put 318k , original engine and Trans. the only engine work done on it was replacing the head gsket. sold .
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:36 AM
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I am at 192k and still running strong...did a head gasket at 172k. tranny must have been rebuilt when I got it because the converter is orange
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:04 AM
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I'm at 188k. Getting 24 miles per gallon, if that is what you were asking.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:53 AM
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Well we just sodl our 86...... the transmission(5 speed none the less) died... It had 280,000 miles on it!!!!!! Was a great car... had an average of 32 MPG.. But it was a primary highway car!

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