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 07-30-2002, 04:04 PM
caidur
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Unhappy 230 E

Hi All,

I have been on the forum for sometime now... but havent seen anyone talking about MERC 230E. Why ???



By the way please comment about my car (picture attached !) everyone. It's a 1990 model 230E.
Attached Thumbnails
230 E-car3.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2002, 05:11 PM
yal's Avatar
yal yal is offline
Benz-smart
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: New York, Long Island
Posts: 2,705
Re: 230 E

Quote:
Originally posted by caidur
Hi All,

I have been on the forum for sometime now... but havent seen anyone talking about MERC 230E. Why ???
Because it was never sold in the USA. There are some here but they have been privately imported and are considered grey market cars. Here's my 230E...

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-30-2002, 05:21 PM
G-Benz's Avatar
Razorback Soccer Dad
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
Ditto that!

I never knew much about the 230E, but from reading posts, it was evident that 99% of the owners were from countries other than the US...

...My Haynes manual doesn't even cover the 2.3L engine...hmmmm
__________________
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-30-2002, 09:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Yuma AZ
Posts: 19
Cool

Good to see someone else who owns a 230 E. I am the third owner of my 230E and so far I'm satisfied with the vehicle. I do often have trouble with parts availability but have recently found the Parts shop to be an enormous help. Which engine do you have installed? I have the 2.3L 8V, similar to the 190E 2.3L if not the same. I will try to post a picture of mine in the next couple of days. I do have some climate control questions.... Do you have the automatic climate control or the three vertical pushbuttons and dual thumbwheels?
__________________
Harrison Humes
'85 230E W124
140K
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2002, 12:50 PM
yal's Avatar
yal yal is offline
Benz-smart
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: New York, Long Island
Posts: 2,705
I have the 8Valve also. It takes most of the same parts as the 190E 2.3 it just has bigger bores and pistons. Dual thumb wheel climate control.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-31-2002, 02:11 PM
caidur
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Wink 230E

The 230E is actually a very elegant car ... and also a very economical one. The spare parts cost much less than for the other MERC models.
By the way THANKS Guys for commenting on the 230E . I was feeling a bit lonely as 230 was never discussed in the Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-31-2002, 04:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 87
here's d 4th 230E

I bought my car from the original owner. It sure is a lovely ride .I still will change the tyres to 215/60/15 later in the year.

yeah i too would love to find more discussions on the 230 E. But I think it is because more guys on this forum reside in the US where u have more of the bigger engines than in europe where the 230E is predominant.

oh well i still love ma car and this forum is still da bomb.



[img]D:\Documents and Settings\fabiyil\Desktop\frontmaibenz.jpg[/img]
__________________
1986 230E (revisions on the way)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-03-2002, 02:35 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 238
Hi Caidur and welcome to the forum, are those Abu Dhabi plates on the front of the car ?
__________________
1993 190E 2.0L (Euro.) sold
1991. 500 SEL (Euro.)
1991. 300 CE (Euro.) sold
1993. 500 E (U.S. spec.)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-03-2002, 05:01 AM
caidur
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hi andy,

Yes indeed those plates are from abu dhabi and i live here. So you live in Dubai!. Nice knowing you.

Chandan.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-03-2002, 07:04 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 238
Chandan, I thought I recognised the plates. As you know, the 124 chassis 230E's are here in the UAE in great numbers and of course Europe too. It is a pity they did not import them to the US so our American friends can enjoy them too ! Cheers form Dubai !
__________________
1993 190E 2.0L (Euro.) sold
1991. 500 SEL (Euro.)
1991. 300 CE (Euro.) sold
1993. 500 E (U.S. spec.)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-03-2002, 10:07 PM
blackmercedes's Avatar
Just a guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,492
Quote:
Originally posted by yal
I have the 8Valve also. It takes most of the same parts as the 190E 2.3 it just has bigger bores and pistons. Dual thumb wheel climate control.
I think the 2.3L M102 engine used in the 190E 2.3 and 230E are the exact same engine. The SOHC 8V engine is pretty well sorted out in post 1986 applications, and at 130hp, offers better performance than the aspro diesels, but is economical to operate. Mileage is good, and the engines seem to hold on for quite some time.

Since the W201 and W124 are closely related, many parts are shared. In MOST parts of the world, the W124 was available with a greater variety of engines, including four cylinders and diesels.
__________________
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

http://img31.exs.cx/img31/4050/tophat6.gif
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-03-2002, 10:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Yuma AZ
Posts: 19
Question

My engine # is 102.982.12 Is this the same engine as the 86 2.3l 8V US engine?
__________________
Harrison Humes
'85 230E W124
140K
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




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:47 PM.


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