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Old 01-05-2000, 11:40 PM
josemrios
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I need some help about this car, This car will be my first Mercedes, so I started to look around, Ive found a 1987 in very nice condition (looks good), but, How I can know the condition of the engine??.
The oil pressure looks good, stays in 2 at idle (with the oil at running temp), and when you press the gas pedal, climbs to 3 (top of the scale), the car had 130.000 miles, and uses auto trans.
Any advise, tips or particular things about this car will be useful.
Any of you know the Specs of this car? ( hp, torque, 0-60, top speed, tire size ).
In the Mercedes Web page www.mbusa.com, I only found, the 190D 2.5, but nothing about the Turbocharged version.
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Old 01-06-2000, 09:59 PM
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The turbo version is a great car. I liked them alot. When you buy it, if it hasn't had the timing chain inpected and replaced if needed with the updated one and sprocket, have it done soon. It will save you time and money. Look for a service booklet and make sure that it has been maintained. These engines are good and powerful. Take it to a tech and have it looked at.

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Old 01-06-2000, 11:08 PM
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About the timing chain, How I can recognize the updated one? The difference between the old one and the updated one?
I live in Paraguay, here Diesel models are very popular,because the gas is too expensive: Gas price: 3.9 dolars per galon
Diesel price: 0.8 dolars per galon
My mother drives a Mercedes C 250 Diesel:
A brief description:
5 cylinder multivalvular diesel engine (later replaced by a turbocharged one)
Displacement: 2497 cc
Bore x Stroke: 87.0/84.0 (mm)
Power: 113 hp @ 5000 RPM(150hp @ ??? w/ Turbo)
Compression Ratio: 22.0 (N/A Data of the Turbo)
Torque: 173 Nm @ 3800 RPM (N/A Data of the Turbo)
Transmision: 5spd Manual, Opt: 4spd Auto (5spd Auto w/ Turbo)
Brakes: Disc/Disc (VentDisc/Disc w/ Turbo)
Top Speed: 118 mph (125 mph w/Turbo)
0-60 Maybe 13-14 secs (10.5 w/ Turbo)
Wheels 6.5 x 15 (195/65/15 H Rated tires)
Opt Wheels: 7 x 15 (205/60/15 H Rated Tires).
Comments about the C 250 Diesel Elegance:
Powerless engine, topspeed is goood, but when you need power to pass another vehicle in the highway....not good.
The brakes are good, but dont even think about a sport driving style. (I tried, the result: red and smoking front disc brakes)However "Sport driving style" with a 113 hp engine??????
The main problem of this car is the weight, not the engine, it weights too much.
I drove the Turbo version, in a few words: is a rocket with very good brakes.
If you want more info, just ask me.
Jose Rios.


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Old 01-07-2000, 09:06 PM
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Benzmac, I just had the timing chain replaced on 87 190D at 140K, but didn't know enough to ask for this updated chain & sprocket. Maybe (I hope) the shop put the updated one on automatically. What specs should I ask them about to be sure? And does the 87 190D (no turbo) need this update?
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Old 01-07-2000, 10:01 PM
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You can only get the later updated chains. If it has been done in the last 4 years, you are fine. There is no way to tell them apart. I check for stretch.

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Old 01-11-2000, 03:44 PM
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About the auto trans of my car, when you put on "D" and use the car, in 1st gear works fine, when the trans changes to 2nd, there is a "kick", the same thing between 2nd and 3rd. My mechanic says, "a vacuum problem", I dont know..., since this happens, the car is in the garage.
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Old 01-11-2000, 09:15 PM
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This could be an easy fix for a good tech. Have it checked. I do not like to give advise on trannys because they are hard to get right. One wrong turn and it is out of whack.

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