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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 06 Jul, 2014 1:26 pm
by Hendrik
Jake wrote:Yep, these are very popular here , this is our 3rd 2.5 , the first was a 5spd the 2nd an auto but it got crashed, this car took us 7 months to find , hence the 10hrs road trip to get it. They just don't come up for sale very often, testament to their popularity I guess.
For those not aware, NZ has a funky system whereby Diesel fuel is cheaper than petrol but you pay some sort of mileage tax or something.
It's amazing how many odometers in NZ Diesel cars have intermittent faults.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 14 Dec, 2014 8:33 am
by vanir
300E-24 brake upgrade and suspension rework done last week, needed the H&R W124 springs lowered a shade, B4 bilsteins are new, half the front end needed replacing so that was done too, LCA/balljoints, bushes, some steering parts. Very nicely aligned by a bloke who sets up my mechanic's track 124 and some rally 201s. Handles like it's on rails and stops with amazing power using regular OEM style rotors and pads...I don't do track work so the longevity is better for me and it was an amazing increase from before, which was already not too bad. The steering is so direct now, and I can't believe the handling and braking improvement. I thought it was already good, now it's fantastic! Can take corners confidently at ridiculous speeds when required and stop in an instant...already I find I'm no longer shifting back to 3rd when pulling up, it helped before and now it's completely superfluous.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 8:17 pm
by olddog642
Howdy there folks,
well this is my first Mercedes and it is a December 1988 build 190E 2.6 the colour is Almadinrot or Almandine (not sure which is correct) it is a Garnet metallic type of colour.
I have called her Etta which means Little One
I don't have much of the history at this stage but I hope to obtain more about it soon.
Here are some photos I took yesterday out and about Canberra.
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 8:26 pm
by olddog642
More Photos from Saturday 3rd January 2015
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 8:36 pm
by olddog642
I seem to have a problem my server is slow or I have been reduced to dial up oh well here goes with some more photos
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 8:54 pm
by olddog642
Another shot from yesterday (note to self must re-align the rear bumper
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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 10:07 pm
by T-Modell
olddog642 wrote:Howdy there folks,
well this is my first Mercedes and it is a December 1988 build 190E 2.6 the colour is Almadinrot or Almandine (not sure which is correct) it is a Garnet metallic type of colour.
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"Almandinrot" is the official German (Mercedes) word for the colour. With the W202 it was "renamed" to "rubin red" ...
Thomas

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 10:18 pm
by olddog642
T-Modell wrote:
olddog642 wrote:Howdy there folks,
well this is my first Mercedes and it is a December 1988 build 190E 2.6 the colour is Almadinrot or Almandine (not sure which is correct) it is a Garnet metallic type of colour.
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"Almandinrot" is the official German (Mercedes) word for the colour. With the W202 it was "renamed" to "rubin red" ...
Thomas
Thank you for that information, I shall amend my profile to the correct name

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 10:32 pm
by T-Modell
In the 1985 brochure, the colours were still called "barolo rot" (standard, 540) and "pajett rot" (metallic, 587).
"almandin rot" (512) was added in 1988, see here http://www.meinbenz.de/farben/201/Farbcodes201.htm

Thomas

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sun 04 Jan, 2015 11:03 pm
by olddog642
Thanks again for the link, I had looked at it and somehow missed seeing the indicated information.
I also like the Nautical blue metallic colour.
The major problem we have out here in Australia is the UV rays degrade the clear finish if the vehicles are parked outside for long time on a regular basis. The Blue, Red, and Green colour are the most susceptible to this.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Fri 30 Jan, 2015 11:04 pm
by AndrewsSL/SEL
Now....is that a rare cream leather interior in there? :think: :think:

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sat 31 Jan, 2015 2:39 am
by olddog642
AndrewsSL/SEL wrote:Now....is that a rare cream leather interior in there? :think: :think:
I don't know about rare but it is a creamy/beige colour unfortunately not leather. However who knows what the future has in store after I get all the other little things done. :)

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Thu 14 May, 2015 10:00 pm
by crusli
Hi!

My name is Chris, and I'm from WA
been in the car world for sometimes now had countless numbers of cars perviously and this is my 2nd Mercedes Benz i owned.

I had R170 SLK 230 Kompressor about 2 years ago.
I sold it off and the new owner had it for a few months before it was stolen (Keys taken from home) and destroyed to pieces :(

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Now cut the Background story and this is my current Star

87' 190e 2.6 Sportline A/T

Exterior:
Sportlines kit
Aftermarket Clear front corner lights
Aftermarket tail light

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Wheels/Suspension/Brakes:
O.Z wheels 16" - unsure about the details and model
Lowered springs
Bilstein shocks
Slotted/Drilled front brake disc
Drilled rear brake disc

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Interior:
Black Seats / dash / doors / Beige roof
Front Recaros
Rear Recaros
AMG Steering wheels
Custom speaker mounts on the doors =/

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And i found this at the back! expired first aid kit i guess :p

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(Excuse the garage shot :p)

I could say the car is old as me, had a few nitty gritty problems here and there. and i'm looking forward to see if i can rectify it.

Sunroof - not working
Electrically - Wirings are a mess!
Perviously had custom sounds and alarm system which tap to the auto window switches etc. and now those things are starting to play up. GRRR!!!
Driver door central was busted but i now fixed it and works like a charm(tab was broken from the solenoid) except when the alarm playing up.
central locking is non existence...

Mechanically She is pretty alright for an old girl
Slow and cruiser i guess ;)
The only oil leak i have is just the rocker cover seal and other than that its pretty bone dry elses were.

and Oh! i have that RPM error thingy that i post it up earlier..

Cheers! and thanks for the welcome!

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Fri 15 May, 2015 12:18 am
by Greg in Oz
Chris,

A great looking car but it isn't actually a Sportline. They did not arrive until about the 1989 model year. That body kit on yours is actually from a 16 valve. The Sportline didn't get a body kit as such. They just had the standard Series 2 exterior with the lower body cladding and two-tone colour scheme. Many did get the rear spoiler like yours which was originally for the 16 valve models. Your interior could be described as Sportline however it was first used in the 16 valve models and given your exterior I suspect that would be the origin of your interior. The Sportline option consisted of the interior like yours together with lower and firmer suspension, faster steering ratio and smaller steering wheel and Sportline badges. Here is a photo showing my 2.3 Sportline.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Fri 15 May, 2015 12:55 am
by crusli
Thanks for the pointer

Some one had gone the distance to modified this to something like that.

All the add on clading bumpers and arches are plastics.

Oh well! Learned something new again! This car is full of surprises.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:56 am
by sr190
this is my current project. 1993 190e fitted with Nissan sr20det, Nissan 4 speed auto, coilovers and FMIC by previous owner.

got a baseline tune done and it did 160rwhp through the auto on stock boost 7 psi and standard t25 turbo

its in at the moment for a t28 bb turbo, boost controller, bigger injectors, z32 AFM, nistune, more boost

Hoping for 250rwhp with this combo

Next steps will probably be a manual conversion and some track time

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Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Thu 21 Apr, 2016 1:34 pm
by 190e sr20det
Deal done & she is my baby now,223rwhp @ 14 lb boost,yellowspeed adjustable dampers all round,amg lsd.sweet package in a 201 chassis,just needs BIGGER BRAKES,new to mb scene so if anyone in qld can help me out with that would be much appreciated,but generally extatic with the new whip :laughing6:

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Fri 02 Sep, 2016 2:36 pm
by ColinHarry
I have recently bought this 190E as a weekend cruiser.

It is a 2.0 litre 5 speed manual from 1991. Car is originally from the UK and was imported by the previous owner of 22 years. It has 181,000 miles on the clock and is in very good original order. It is in blue black with cream MB tex interior, sunroof and nice 8 hole alloys.

Cheers

Colin

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Fri 02 Sep, 2016 9:57 pm
by markb
Welcome to the Forum Colin,
Always great to see an earlier model in factory black.
Hope you enjoy this space as there are plenty of W201 experts !

Cheers
Mark

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Sat 11 Mar, 2017 11:33 am
by Southy66
Hello,
We've had our 1987 190E 2.6 for some years, but I've only just registered on the forum, which I've found most helpful over the years. We don't use it that often so it's now on Victorian Club Permit, since it is old enough. Colour is Champagne Silver, she's done just on 311,000 km and still drives very well, especially after I replaced some worn rear suspension parts a couple of years ago.

Not the greatest pic I'm afraid.
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I've also recently purchased a second 1988 190E 2.6 as a donor car to convert the '87 from LPG back to petrol, a task I've just completed. I'll put some details in a new thread, but overall it was a relatively simple process. A previous owner had the LPG installed and we've since been told that Benzes tend not to like running on gas, and ours hasn't been without its problems... hence the desire to change back to petrol.

My father has had quite a few Mercedes over the years. Among the earliest of his cars I can remember are two finnies, both 220SEs I think, one blue, then one white. They made way for a brown 250SE W108 and ultimately a 300 SEL 6.3, which was the only Merc we had once I was old enough to drive. Boy do I remember that one, what a beast. After a break of about 30 years of Mercedes ownership, my father recently bought a 190E 2.3 but unfortunately he's unable to drive any more.

I'm also into Lancias, but hey, we all have our vices.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Mon 01 Jan, 2018 11:08 am
by smurf
Hi,
My car is a 1988 190E 2.6 I bought in Hobart a few years ago and drove home to Sydney. A few changes since, H&R springs, Bilstein shock absorbers, M104 engine and 722.3 transmission.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Wed 03 Jan, 2018 10:26 pm
by Greg in Oz
A sweet 190E. One of your photos suggests it sees some motorsport or track day action. Care to share your experiences with us including how the W201 with M104 package goes?

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Wed 03 Jan, 2018 10:44 pm
by smurf
Hi Greg on OZ
Yes, will do. That shot was from about a year ago at Eastern Creek, still with an M103, so I should get a direct comparison. I’m aiming to try it out again on January 25.

Re: Star Shots! - Show us your Ride

Posted: Thu 04 Jan, 2018 5:44 am
by hents99
M104 in W201 chassis is aggressive. M104+Turbo in W201 chassis is beast.

My old W124 3.2 engine which I sold to my friend. He turbocharged it and I mapped it....

461kW / 836Nm from wheels...All stock engine. There is lot more to get but first he should replace rods with H-profiles.

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