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Old 02-27-2002, 12:21 PM
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please help weird problem on 85 190E 8v

hi,im new to the mercedes world,and just bought a 85 190E from a local dealer its fairly clean,but it seemed slugish so after i bought it me and a buddy put a tune up on it plugs,cap & rotor
and a air cleaner,did not change wires{did not have 60 dollars at the time and they didnt looked cracked} the plugs were bosch platnums.the car ran great for two days when all of a sudden it started missing and smoking when i started it,so i took it back to where i bought it,they had it a couple of hours and said the plug on #1 was fouled but when i explained that couldnt be cause i changed the plugs well then he says it was put in wrong.FISHY!!
anyway the car ran great up till now {about 2 weeks}when yesterday my girlfreind called me saying the car wouldnt start so we went to where the car was i tried starting it but just kept turning over i heard the fuel pump working and even tried hitting it with my hand still the motor wouldnt fire then i wiggled the coil wire,so then i pulled the #1 wire off and was going to check the spark but it started right up{why!!} and ran good till i got home
when i restarted it it acted just like it did before {missing,smoking} i pulled the #1 wire off and no change {weird}im going to pull #1 plug after i write this {please help}
is this car a lemmon or am i missing some thimg easy i dont remeber any of the plugs looking real bad when i changed them
i hope its not oil on the #1 plug will post after i get done how it looks any help would be much appreaceated im already thinking about putting a new plug in # 1 and selling it for what i payed for it i dont wanto cause we like it but dont wana go broke on a lemom{please help}thanks steve
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:11 PM
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When my catilitic converter plugged up it acted similar. To test I simply opened up a joint ahead of it and it ran perfect. I have very little experience here and just saw your post trying to fix another problem. FYI
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:50 PM
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My W124 260E has the same problem with platinum plugs. I went back to regular 4 prong copper and it runs perfect now. Try switching back to regular.
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Old 05-13-2002, 05:22 AM
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Yes definitely change to normal plugs
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2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
http://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall.jpghttp://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall2.jpg
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Old 05-13-2002, 08:28 AM
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Champion SY6CC (i think thats the number)are the ones for the 8V 190, im a member of the UK forum, and there has been a lot of talk about plugs....the general feeling is any change from the proper brand tend to cause problems, even if changing to another quality brand such as NGK.

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Old 05-13-2002, 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by Matt Crooke
im a member of the UK forum, .

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where's that?
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2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
http://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall.jpghttp://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall2.jpg
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Old 05-13-2002, 12:44 PM
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www.mercedesclub.org.uk

its pretty good.

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Old 05-13-2002, 12:45 PM
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Pento, it will be good to have another 190 owner on there as well!!!
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Old 05-13-2002, 12:48 PM
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great, cheers!
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2.5-16v 1990 90,000m Astral Silver
2.0E 8v 1986 107,000m Black 2nd owner
http://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall.jpghttp://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/190esmall2.jpg
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