Hello fellow W201 owners

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Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tassie » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 3:42 pm

Gday, Tony here how are you?........ Fine thank you very much.

Thought I better introduce myself in this part of the forum seeing as I just bought myself a 86 190e. it was a personal import by someone (not me) from Japan, Nicon I think the bloke from MB Spares told me.
I dont know a great deal about these cars, I was bought up on paint fumes and burning rubber from holdens of all kinds. I saw this little gem (hahaha) on a local facebook buy sell page, it started out at $1500 I picked it up for $500, not a bad deal I thought, its in pretty good condition, paint is faded on the top's but that's only paint, there are no oil leeks anywhere in the car, and a small parts list to fix up minor front suspension parts, tie rod ends, sway bar rubbers, a lower ball joint.

Any way I thought Id post up here to pick the brain of a few people who know about them.
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Re: Hello fellow W203 owners

Post by T-Modell » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 7:10 pm

Hello,

welcome here and good luck with your 190 ... but it's a W201 ... the W202 and 203 were the successors :laughing6:

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Re: Hello fellow W203 owners

Post by Tassie » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 7:25 pm

T-Modell wrote:Hello,

welcome here and good luck with your 190 ... but it's a W201 ... the W202 and 203 were the successors :laughing6:

Thomas
Thanks Thomas, yeah I only found out from a mate that its a w201, sorry about the mistake in the subject field, admin feel free to edit, was a big day under the bonnet hahah I didnt even know what a w201 was 2 days ago.

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tony From West Oz » Wed 23 Sep, 2015 10:38 pm

Tassie,
Welcome to the mad house. You don't have to be crazy here, but it helps. ;D
If you want to own an older Mercedes Benz, it is good to be able to work on them yourself.
Having been brought up on the smell of Holdens just means that you still have a lot to learn. The main similarities are wheels and body. Much of that is totally different too ;)

I am sure that you will receive help from OzBenz members in dealing with any issues you come across.

Congratulations on your purchase. I hope it treats you well.
I notice that it is not wearing any licence plates. Was this just to anonymise the car or do you need to get it licenced?

Best wishes,
Tony
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tassie » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 8:37 am

Tony From West Oz wrote:Tassie,
Welcome to the mad house. You don't have to be crazy here, but it helps. ;D
If you want to own an older Mercedes Benz, it is good to be able to work on them yourself.
Having been brought up on the smell of Holdens just means that you still have a lot to learn. The main similarities are wheels and body. Much of that is totally different too ;)

I am sure that you will receive help from OzBenz members in dealing with any issues you come across.

Congratulations on your purchase. I hope it treats you well.
I notice that it is not wearing any licence plates. Was this just to anonymise the car or do you need to get it licenced?

Best wishes,
Tony

Gday Tony Thanks for the reply,

Ive always done my own mechanical work, I find the Gregory's or Haynes manuals to be of great value some times, I haven't come across one for one of these cars yet, haven't really looked either

I dropped the front sway bar off the 190 yesterday found the 4 rubber bushes were a bit flogged out, a loose tie rod end and a lower ball joint needs replacing, no big deal we have a hoist to put cars on.
I was surprised when I called the local Merc dealer and he told me the rubber bushes were $23 each, I laughed at the fella, and said to him its only a 4cyl car mate, the rubbers for my VZ SS Thunder ute are half that price, he laughed back and told me its because holders are rubbish, then went on to tell me he is a Nissan man ENOUGH SAID......

OZBENZ on the other hand, fantastic, spoke to Trevor in spare parts, they had them, $15 each YOU BEAUTY!!!! so Ill grab those and a few other bits later next week and get that front end back to being nice and tight.

Can anyone tell me what other car parts are interchangeable with the W201? every car has parts on them from other company's, Take the VN to VS commodore for instance, if you take the cover off the interior light, it is stamped Ford.

What have people done to extract more power out of these little 2.0 liter engines? bigger carb? bigger exhaust, weight reduction? I saw so many parts on mine yesterday that could be removed and put in the bin..
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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tassie » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 8:38 am

Also ho many posts do I have to make before this goes away..........This message has been submitted successfully, but it will need to be approved by a moderator before it is publicly viewable. You will be notified when your post has been approved.

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by CraigB » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 9:52 am

5 posts i think - 1 more!
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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 11:27 am

Tassie,
That is something to block spammers and it does work most of the time. All is well if you do not include photos or links in the post, otherwise you get the message.

Reply to this and then you can post images to your heart's content.

Regards,
Tony
ps, I am green with envy - you have a hoist!
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tassie » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 2:49 pm

Tony From West Oz wrote:Tassie,
That is something to block spammers and it does work most of the time. All is well if you do not include photos or links in the post, otherwise you get the message.

Reply to this and then you can post images to your heart's content.

Regards,
Tony
ps, I am green with envy - you have a hoist!
HAHAH Cool cool, yeah im not new to forums, I was the president of a 300 paid member club in Brisbane a few years back, know all about the spam bots etc etc, glad its only 5 posts that have to be approved.

HAHAH yes a hoist is defiantly a must have for working on cars, I blew a diff in my Thunder ute down Toowoomba way, it was no fun at all putting another one in on jack stands.

So have you got one of these W201's Tony or do you just love em all? I got to admit, I never saw myself buying one, but its growing on me, smallish car, in need of some extra HP. there are some great engine swaps going on about the place, everything from a 2JZ to an emotec. tight fitting emotec but it did fit hahah

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 3:29 pm

We have a couple of W202s and a W123 300CD.
Yes, Mercedes cars do grow on you.
Your best bet would be to search the W201 section of the forum and see what models are discussed. Then look at an engine swap from the models listed. Easiest if you have both cars, the donor and the recipient, so you have the wiring loom (usually different between models in the same series) and any engine-specific attachments. You may even be lucky to get a donor with a more suitable diff ratio.
You may find that the donor is a better car overall and decide to keep that one instead.

Have fun,
Tony
Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

'83 W123 300D 325000km (Wife's car Josephine - sold).
'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (SOLD)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
'06 Ssanyong Musso Crew Cab 2WD Ute (OM662 diesel and Auto Transmission)

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tassie » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 8:02 pm

Thanks Tony,

Ive been doing a lot of thinking about this car over the past week or so. seeing as it is an iron block, Ive decided when funds allow to put a T28 Turbo on it off a nissan pulsar n15, A mate and I have been brainstorming (well he has, smart fella) and decided that would be the best and relatively cheap option, we should be able to jam 15 lb into it with no dramas, a bit of custom work to be done, but we might as well have a crack at it.

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by brother benz68 » Fri 09 Oct, 2015 5:44 pm

Tassie wrote:Thanks Tony,

Ive been doing a lot of thinking about this car over the past week or so. seeing as it is an iron block, Ive decided when funds allow to put a T28 Turbo on it off a nissan pulsar n15, A mate and I have been brainstorming (well he has, smart fella) and decided that would be the best and relatively cheap option, we should be able to jam 15 lb into it with no dramas, a bit of custom work to be done, but we might as well have a crack at it.
Hi Tassie,

Great to hear from you.

My kids and I own a 180E manual which we plan to use for motor sport, I would be very keen to follow your plans for the turbo as I would also like extract some cheap power from my car - my advice to you is DO IT! Please keep us posted on this venture as I am sure I wouldn't be the only one interested in how you go.

Craig

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Re: Hello fellow W201 owners

Post by Tassie » Fri 09 Oct, 2015 7:14 pm

brother benz68 wrote:
Tassie wrote:Thanks Tony,

Ive been doing a lot of thinking about this car over the past week or so. seeing as it is an iron block, Ive decided when funds allow to put a T28 Turbo on it off a nissan pulsar n15, A mate and I have been brainstorming (well he has, smart fella) and decided that would be the best and relatively cheap option, we should be able to jam 15 lb into it with no dramas, a bit of custom work to be done, but we might as well have a crack at it.
Hi Tassie,

Great to hear from you.

My kids and I own a 180E manual which we plan to use for motor sport, I would be very keen to follow your plans for the turbo as I would also like extract some cheap power from my car - my advice to you is DO IT! Please keep us posted on this venture as I am sure I wouldn't be the only one interested in how you go.

Craig

Gday Craig, thanks for the reply, I sure will keep things up to date on here and on W201.com on facebook if they ever accept my request to join. It should be a heap of fun, not sure how we will go getting things past the transport side of things, I guess what they don't know wont hurt them. All I need now is some more work to get things moving.

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