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Old 04-07-2004, 10:38 AM
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190E oil pressure

Hello all.
As I am new to Mercedes and have recently purchased a 190E 2.3 8valve (1992), I would like to know what oil pressure levels are normal:

When idling, it occasionally falls about 1.5 bar, when stepping into the throotle a little bit, it climbs easily to the top (3 bars). Is it normal that sometimes it go to 1.5 bar? The level is ok, perhaps even a little bit high.

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Old 04-07-2004, 11:03 AM
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this is normal. I was concerned about this when I first bought my MB, but you can do a search an see this is usual behaviour. It should peg on 3 under acceleration and usually be between 1-2 at idle when warm.
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Old 04-07-2004, 02:08 PM
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Your car is healthy, well the oil presure is fine anyway!

This seems to be one of two things all new 190 owners fret about, the other being engine temperature...

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Old 04-07-2004, 04:01 PM
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Did you get an owner's manual with the car? It has a discussion on acceptable oil pressure. If you don't have an owners manual, I belief they can still be purchased from MBNA, and it has lots of good information!

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