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 02-17-2000, 10:45 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: ny, ny
Posts: 112
How does a sleeper like a 190 2.3 8v 1987 even stand a chance on the road as a competitor. There are certain things that can be done to improve on the engine and at a meaty price, the engine can be modified or stroked for that car. I feel certain with an adequete amount of tuning we have a speed demom even though it will still be considered the baby of the bunch. Your feelings please. Also is there a performance chip out
there for the 190 e 2.3 8v 1987?

Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2000, 09:14 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
The only way to make it a sleeper would be a turbo. Then it would be. The bottom end is tough and could handle it. You would want the later 2.3 whith the double row chain. Also you would have to get different pistons and a different fuel injection system. It could be done, then you would have a sleeper/screamer.

1981 280GE SWB
1987 16V

Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2000, 10:47 PM
Aaron's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,935

Hehe, or you could just trade it in for the ultimate in sleepers......

6.9 or 6.3!!!!!

NOBODY expects these behemoths to outrun a Corvette, but you have to see it with your own eyes (and experience it!) to believe it!

Aaron Greenberg
MB technician
Precision Motorcars, Cincinnati, Ohio
'67 250SE Cabriolet
'77 450SL
'79 6.9 (SOLD)
'80 300SD
'85 380SE
'89 420SEL
'93 300E 2.8
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
190E headlight for sale like new 2.3 2.6 2.3 16v euroamg Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 4 02-22-2005 06:27 PM
wtb: 190E 2.3 86 - 93 without engine/trans Benz300 Mercedes Cars For Sale 2 06-03-2004 09:57 PM
190E 2.3-16 parts for sale kiato4 Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 2 06-25-2003 07:14 PM
190E front hub bolt patterns: 190E 2.3 vs. 190E 16v haasman Tech Help 5 04-02-2003 04:29 PM
86' 190e 2.3 vs 88' 2.3 engine pistolpete5113 Tech Help 5 12-03-2002 02:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 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