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'87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by crusli » Fri 22 May, 2015 3:09 am

I bought this '87 W201 2.6 4 a/t with out knowing much about the older Mercedes Benz (didn't do proper research)
I've been growing up around Japanese cars all this time I did venture out to european cars.. well may be just 2 so far. A Saab 9-3 Aero and SLK 230 kompressor R170

"Some" notable cars i had in the past:
Mitsubishi EVO: 2, 7, 10
Honda Civic: EF9 B18c, EK4 B20

Current/Project:
Honda Civic: EG k20 Race car
Honda Beat: PP1 K20 swap (work in progress)
Fiat Abarth 500 Esseesse (Wife took the ownership)

So when i Picked it up i had assumption of having a Sportline model until Greg Told me it's not and i did more research into it.

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After I dig out the VIN number on the car
this is what i found

Baumuster 201029
Sales name 190 E 2,6
Order number 0 7 901 10842
Delivery date 1987-07
PAINT1 568 No code designation available
Interior color 175 No code designation available
Engine 103942 22 007633
Gearbox 722409 02 517632

Code Value
175A No code designation available
233 No code designation available
280 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL AND LEATHER GEAR SHIFT KNOB
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
412 *1 _______ 19951002 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
412 *2 _______ 19980716 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
507 No code designation available
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
568 No code designation available
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
580 AIR CONDITIONING
599 WINDSHIELD WITH VIEWING WINDOW
613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC
625 VERSION FOR AUSTRALIA
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
677 No code designation available
807 AEJ 06/1/M/X
876 INTERIOR LIGHT ASSEMBLY

Along the way of owners that own the car *heaven knows how many...
It's been modified and lost track of what it has been put in the car.
Current spec as now:

Exterior:
Sportline kitted
Cosworth bumpers

Interior:
Front & Rear leather Recaros
AMG Steering wheels

Wheels/Suspension:
OZ Wheels
Lowered Springs

Brakes:
Drilled Front and rear Disc
Uprated Brake pads (Noisy when braking)

Electric:
Autowatch alarm - Auto window up ( its screwed atm)

ok aside of the good parts.. now lets go to the bad parts of it. its mainly electrical issues

Sunroof:
is not working.
Motor seems dead
Bracket is broken
Lining has seen better days as now it sags

Antenna:
Motor is working
Nylon teeth probably has worn out, as it doesnt bites in.

Alarm:
Back in the days auto windows up when lock was the BOMB! well yes when its working.
Currently its pretty temperamental One day it decided to work.. 6 out of 7 days its not working.
All the window switches has be rewired to the alarm, simply speaking they have replaced all the WIRES to 1 colour! ... ferk i hate who ever done this
it's also wired up to the sun roof motor.. its probably why it killed it.

Heater:
Its not working at all
when i put on to hot, no hot air comes out only freezing cold air from the a/c

Cruise control:
It works - sort off but it always stuck on acceleration
every time you set the speed to, it climbs up and up and up and it doesn't cancel out when you pull it.

Audio:
Some one had installed audio previously and now even a simple radio isn't working properly
amount of wires that were sitting behind the head unit, makes me wants to burn it and re start again.

Engine:
Hard cold start up or when I left it there for couple hours.
Could be fuel pump, Fuel filter, bad fuel valve, or bad injectors...

Speedometer/Tachometer:
Some one had change this to the 2.0 version.
KM's shown on dash might not be accurate.

History/Service:
Been told its serviced at reputable shop, all records are store there (Yet to check the claim!)
Went through a couple of owner ships that the last owner told.

I started to fall in love with it more even with all the problems above.
The car is amazing to drive, Gearbox shifts smoothly, no funny noises from the engine.
its just an awesome car to drive for its age!

Being me, i cant just drive a faulty cars. I have to get those things fix as it bugs me every time i drove it.
So then I went through gumtree and found a cheap wreck.

This is the Wreck that I just bought.
'92 190e 2.0 5speed manual.
its a personal import yellow plated assuming its from UK?

It runs, drives, shifts like hot knife through butters, But!
Front right damage
front right windows is broken/non existence
rego almost finish.

So! this could be my perfect parts car ;)

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Baumuster 201024
Sales name 190 E 2.0
Order number 0 2 539 18434
Delivery date 1992-02
PAINT1 122 No code designation available
Interior color 068 No code designation available
Engine 102962 20 309696
Gearbox 717412 06 073100

Code Value
068A CLOTH GREY
122 No code designation available
286 No code designation available
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
362 RHS IN ACC. WITH EU REGULATION
400 FOLDING ARMREST IN THE REAR
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
412 *1 _______ 19951002 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF
412 *2 _______ 19980716 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
428 No code designation available
467 ELECTRONIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
584 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTER, 4-WAY, V 124, 6-WAY
593 ALL-ROUND WD-GREEN GLASS,HEATED REAR WINDOW-ESG,BF
613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC
664 LIGHT ALLOY WHEEL 7-HOLE STAR DESIGN 17 INCH
876 INTERIOR LIGHT ASSEMBLY

So here comes my Modification Plan!

This is what i'm Taking out from '92

Electrical:
Interior wires out from the '92 and replace my hacked up '87
Sunroof mechanism out from the '92 as it's working flawlessly
Recond the windows switches wood panel and re wired all the Window switches to stock wires
Heater blower motor and fan
Dismantle fuel pump system and fuel valve to fit on the '87

Interior:
taking out the roof lining and replace my dirty old shagged granny spec lining.
Keeping all the central locking and ignition barels mechanism as spares
Keeping the stock steering wheel
Keeping the MPH Speedometer for parts.

Exterior:
Taking the Lower door mouldings as spares as mine has started to bubbles up as you can see in some picture above.
Keeping spares of the tail lights and head lights systems (leveler motor etc)

Mechanical:
5 Speed manual conversion to the 2.6
Sourcing Flywheel and clutch - could any body point out at me what flywheel i need?
Either its dual mass or single mass for the 2.6?

'87
Engine 103942 22 007633
Gearbox 722409 02 517632

'92
Engine 102962 20 309696
Gearbox 717412 06 073100

Have been searching on the internet, it says the M103 and the M102 comes with 2 type of flywheel, Dual mass and single mass
Depends on what year the gearbox comes from etc...
your help would be appreciate it.

Heck it's going to be another project for me! i have 2 on going projects already and i still can not stand still LOL!

Thank you for reading my long post ;)

I shall update more once i have start some progress dismantling the spare part cars.

PS: if you need some parts from the Parts car please PM me ;) or else it will goes to the metal recycler once i finish with it.

-C-

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by scorchi0 » Fri 22 May, 2015 11:44 am

Looking good! Welcome along to OzBenz by the way. Plenty of knowledgeable chaps here who should be able to help out with information.

FYI see below a bit more detail on the codes for the cars. Looks like the list you got was auto generated out of a VIN decoder. Some codes were re-used on later models for different options (e.g. your 2.0 has code 467 which is central locking, not a locking diff!). Changes are in italics.

For the 2.6:
175A Cream-Beige (or Mushroom) MB-Tex interior
233 Foglamp wiring for France, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden and Norway - this means teh foglights only work with the side-lights, not headlights.
280 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL AND LEATHER GEAR SHIFT KNOB
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVIE
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 4-GEAR
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
507 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, RIGHT AND LEFT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE LEFT) (R.H.D.)
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
568 SIGNAL RED PAINT COLOUR
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
580 AIR CONDITIONING
599 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS FOR SIDE AND REAR WINDOW PANES; SEDAN: HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, LAMINATED GLASS
613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC
625 VERSION FOR AUSTRALIA
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
677 TROPICAL BATTERY
807 MODEL YEAR 1987
876 REAR DOOR CONTACTS AND LAMP ABOVE REAR WINDOW

and for the 2.0:

The 589 in the order number means the car was delivered to Ireland originally.

068A CLOTH GREY
122 PEARL GREY METALLIC PAINT COLOUR
286 LUGGAGE NETS ON FRONT SEAT BACKRESTS
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS (on the fenders)
362 RHS IN ACC. WITH EU REGULATION
400 FOLDING ARMREST IN THE REAR
412 ELECTRIC SLIDING ROOF WITH TILTING DEVICE
428 MANUAL FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION
467 CENTRAL LOCKING SYSTEM AND INSTRUMENTS WITH ENGLISH LETTERING
524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION
584 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT AND REAR DOORS)
593 GREEN HEAT-INSULATING GLASS ALL ROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW, SINGLE PANE SAFETY GLASS - TINTED STRIP
613 LAMP UNIT - ASSYMETRICAL, LH TRAFFIC
664 10 LITERS OF FUEL AND MODE OF PACKING VE III
876 REAR DOOR CONTACTS AND LAMP ABOVE REAR WINDOW
1991 S124 300TE - Smoke Silver
1993 C124 320CE - Brilliant Silver
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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by Mercmad » Fri 22 May, 2015 9:08 pm

The five speeder and the cloth seats are quick giveaway to an imported car.

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 23 May, 2015 12:49 pm

Mercmad wrote:The five speeder and the cloth seats are quick giveaway to an imported car.
Yes, although the same cloth was used in Oz delivered W201s, especially the 180E and, whilst rare, 5 speed manuals were sold here. The dead giveaway of it being a private import is the MPH speedo, lack of air conditioning and tiny radiator with top and bottom tanks (rather than side tanks as used on the much wider radiator in those with air conditioning). Most likely a British import.

Mention was made of using parts from the 2 litre car including the blower motor and fan. The lack of air conditioning will very likely mean a different blower unit to that in your air conditioned car (the early versions certainly had different blowers for a/c versus non-a/c cars and I think this carried through to late models). MB were good at sharing parts between models but were also good at having many subtle differences within a model series.

Using the 2 litre car as a donor for a manual conversion for the 2.6 is possible, but be aware of the many things that will need to be changed and possible costs involved. The donor will provide you with pedals, clutch hydraulics (although I would recommend new master and slave cylinders), shifter and shift linkages. I think it should also give you a tailshaft and gearbox cross member and rear mount (assuming they are the same for both 4 and 6 cylinder). It will also give you the manual gearbox however there is a catch which I will come to.

Now for what you will need to buy. I would recommend a new clutch, pressure plate and obviously you will need a flywheel to suit the 6 cylinder engine. This is where things get complicated. The donor car being a late model will have a dual mass flywheel. All W201s apart from the 1.8 and the W124s changed to dual mass flywheels around 1989. Dual mass flywheel means a different clutch assembly and more significantly a shorter input shaft on the gearbox to suit the thicker flywheel assembly with spigot bearing in the flywheel rather than the end of the crankshaft. To use the gearbox you have in the donor, you will need to obtain a dual mass flywheel for your 2.6 and they are very expensive. If you want to use a cheaper single mass flywheel, you will need a different gearbox or will need to investigate replacing the input shaft on the gearbox you already have.

A pity you aren't in Sydney. I have a rebuilt gearbox from a 1.8 that requires a single mass flywheel. I would like to use this to convert our auto 2.3 to a manual although I don't have any other parts required for the conversion. Your gearbox along with 4 cylinder dual mass flywheel would get me a bit closer to being able to do the conversion (although from memory the 2.0 and 2.3 dual mass flywheels have a different part number).

Also be aware of the different driving behaviour between cars with single and dual mass flywheels. The dual mass are very heavy which means they aren't ideal for motorsport but they do make for a nice smooth daily driver. My 2.3 Sportline has a dual mass and (ignoring different engine characteristics) feels very different to my 2.3-16 Cosworth with its single mass of about half the weight.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by crusli » Sat 23 May, 2015 1:24 pm

Thanks for input guys
That's some awesome insights.

After did some more research

It does says that '90 and below are single mass and above are dual mass.

When i did the vin check above, The grey 2.0 have the 717.412 manual box, it says it came with the single mass (Google search info)

If the gearbox comes with a single mass, i have to use a single mass on the the 2.6. Vice versa with the dual mass box and the 2.6 have to use a dual mass.

Yet, I have to confirm first of which fly wheel it use. By dropping the box and inspect it after.

There is no issue of finding a dual mass flywheel and the clutch (ebay uk). But the single mass proven to be illusive item for the 2.6

Will revert to that once I found what flywheel that this box have.

Any way back to updates:

Now this is how we do things here at home.

3 car garage at most times hahaha.

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The other 2 project cars are staying at other places. Honda Beat is at the workshop and the Civic race car is at my racing partners place.

Wish I could have a space for a shed...

Anyway I have started to do some dismantling on the 2.0

And I now know why this car was a slug... the throttle cable adjuster has snapped.

When you apply 100% on pedal it only gives u 50% of it on the throttle. .. i wonder how did the Last owner stand it... driving at speed with full throttle most times...

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One problem that I have now, the boot lock won't open on this 2.0 grey car.

Any idea of how to open it?
I was thinking to just cut it out with grinder as it has been damaged anyway. Or is there a more civil way?

Like goes through the cabin by removing the seats etc?

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 23 May, 2015 10:56 pm

The boot lock may be in the fully locked position where it does not unlock with the central locking. This was so when traveling, the boot could be fully locked (with the "normal" key in the boot lock) with luggage and valuables inside and the "valet" key given to the parking attendant to park the car. The valet key works the door locks (and therefore central locking) and ignition lock but not the glove box or boot lock.

It's no good trying to get into the boot from inside the passenger cabin. Apart from the sheet metal bulkhead between the back seat and boot, the fuel tank is also in the way.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by crusli » Mon 25 May, 2015 12:01 pm

Had a productive Weekend transfering Sunroof mechanism from the 2.0 to the 2.6.

as my 2.6 seems to have a faulty motor or mechanism.

since the boot lock seems to be fully locked, not budging for what ever i do. so i made a cut arround the lock instead of hammering it out.
incase i could work something with the lock assembly/

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and wallah! its now open and i found a little bit of treasure including tiny roaches thats been multiplying inside the car...

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So then i start dismantling some parts from the rear section
Taken the Lights assembly, Fuel level sender etc.

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The 2.6 appear to have missing this assembly, so i transfer it over from the 2.0 over! feels a little complete now :p

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I then started googling of how to remove the Sun roof, after a few pointers i work my way arround and the sun roof start to come apart
lots of screws and nuts.

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the mechanism seems to be in very good conditions,other than just a crack rail wich i repaired before i transfer over to the 2.6
I've taken all the system including the Motors, and the sunroof steel wires

So this is what i found when i dismantle the 2.6 sunroof.
Heck i know it was like that on the inside...

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Working my way in to the job. swapping motors and wires.
the motor of the 2.0 seems to be more updated version from the 2.6 ('92 - '87) the mounts are slightly different but, I managed to get it right and so glad it works at the end!.

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Final Assembly and adjustment.

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I'm yet to put back the sunroof lining Covers back on again.
did tried to put it back, it seems that the frame of the cover seems to be out of whack from pervious fixed up or attempted fixed up.
Would like to see if i could graft the Mushroom colour lining over to the way better frame of the 2.0 lining.

the job taken me about 12 hours in total.
from dismantling 2 sunroof system
re installing on the 2.6

that sunroof motor was a big of head ache!, initial alignemnt of the gears and the wire is driving me mad to get it right.
it probably would have taken me 3 hours just to get it right. but! the end was worth it!

well Time to move to the next parts now, I will be looking to get the interior wirings sometimes this week.

Cheers

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by AndrewsSL/SEL » Fri 14 Aug, 2015 9:39 am

Just found the thread and was reading with interest what you're doing.

Your 190E looks a lot like a sister car from my 87 190E 2.6 so enjoy the ride, but once you get the gearbox in go for the 4pot brake upgrade to top it off.

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87 Red 190E 2.6 [Cossie Bodykit, R129SL 4pots/rotors, Bilstein/H&R suspension=GOKART]
87 White 300SL R107 Roadster [Which has sadly become a bit of a garage queen]
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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by crusli » Fri 14 Aug, 2015 10:23 am

What tires size did you use on yours mate?

I'm still not sure either I go
205 40 17 F
215 40 17 R

Or

205 45 17 F
215 45 17 R

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Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 15 Aug, 2015 8:01 pm

crusli wrote:What tires size did you use on yours mate?

I'm still not sure either I go
205 40 17 F
215 40 17 R

Or

205 45 17 F
215 45 17 R

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If going with a staggered fit, you need to keep the overall diameter (and therefore rolling circumference) very close for the front and rear so as to avoid ABS issues. Staying with the same profile front and rear but with different (staggered) widths results in different overall diameters and therefore possible problems. I also question your choice of a staggered fit. This prevents being able to swap tyres front to rear (to possibly allow for more even wear) and with the extra weight of the M103 over the front axle I would argue the need for the fronts to be every bit as wide as the rears. Even with the lighter M102 I can't see any argument for a staggered fit.

I have just run some calculations for different size tyres compared to the standard size for the W201 of 185/65R15. In addition to the sizes you mention I have also included 205/55R15 which was used on the 16 valve and Sportline models which you will note is slightly smaller in diameter than the standard 185/65R15, possibly to allow for the lower ride height of the 16v and Sportline. Both my 2.3-16 and 2.3 Sportline suffer occasional tyre rub under hard cornering or with suspension compressed (speed humps etc.) with the factory 205/55R15 size. I have also included 205/55R16 which comes in a little larger than the standard tyres. I have these fitted to my son's 2.3 and even with standard ride height they also occasionally rub.

For your application I suggest going for something that ends up a bit smaller than the standard diameter (although I suggest that the 205/40R17 is too small) and keeps the front and rear as close as possible to each other in diameter/circumference.

Tyre size ____ Circumference ____ Difference
185/65R15 ______ 1952mm ______ 0.0%
205/55R15 ______ 1905mm ______ -2.4%
205/55R16 ______ 1985mm ______ 1.7%
205/40R17 ______ 1872mm ______ -4.1%
205/45R17 ______ 1936mm ______ -0.8%
215/40R17 ______ 1897mm ______ -2.8%
215/45R17 ______ 1964mm ______ 0.6%
225/40R17 ______ 1922mm ______ -1.6%
235/40R17 ______ 1947mm ______ -0.3%
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Post by Mercmad » Sat 15 Aug, 2015 8:42 pm

you need one of these ..Evo.
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Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 15 Aug, 2015 9:22 pm

Mercmad wrote:you need one of these ..Evo.
It won't be an Evo in RHD Ron. There appear to be several other aspects of that which are also incorrect for an Evo (or Evo 2). Just another modified (devalued) 16v.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by AndrewsSL/SEL » Thu 20 Aug, 2015 10:36 am

crusli wrote:What tires size did you use on yours mate?

I'm still not sure either I go
205 40 17 F
215 40 17 R

Or

205 45 17 F
215 45 17 R

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I've got 225/40 18s all around but I'd recommend 17 inch is a better way to go.

Do the front guard AMG spacer mod to give yourself a little more room.

Cheers
Andrew

86 Diamond Blue 420SEL [That is being parted out and stripped for spares]
87 Red 190E 2.6 [Cossie Bodykit, R129SL 4pots/rotors, Bilstein/H&R suspension=GOKART]
87 White 300SL R107 Roadster [Which has sadly become a bit of a garage queen]
89 Nautical Blue 420SEL [The new Limo thats now the wife and sons daily driver with hot old Lorinser LO rims]
13 White Ford XR6 1 ton ute[The work ute]

kiqnkf
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Model you own: w201
Location: S.E. Suburbs, Victoria.

Re: '87 W201 2.6 Daily Project

Post by kiqnkf » Sun 10 Apr, 2016 6:48 pm

That flywheel also needs 3 trigger segments to run the ignition system.

Hey, I live near you, and I have never seen that red kitted 190e. I would have remembered that car, VIVIDLY!!

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