[Vwdiesel] 190 Benz questions
Kenneth E. Oldrid
koldrid at uvm.edu
Fri Apr 23 11:50:36 EDT 2004
I had a 190D until a few months ago when I sold it. Alluminum heads on these, so
don't overheat them! The US version of the Haynes service manual didn't cover
the diesel model. Luckily I tracked down the UK version which did cover
I sold it with a bad wheel bearing. I was told this is a really tough procedure,
and decided to avoid it.
the 190D get's better mileage than the 300D's; maybe 35-40mpg?
> After all that long rambling in my other reply, I boiled it down to
> suggesting that you try to find information about fixing just one of the
> known problems on the car. That will give you a feel for the difficulty of
> performing work while you own it.
> Pick a known problem and see if you can find a service manual for the
> model. See if the internet offers any references. See if libraries have any
> printed material. And, see what kind of help you get from whatever Benz
> dealership you would be able to contact locally.
> I'd start with the climate control problem first, because it probably
> involves tracing electrical and vacuum circuits, testing them, and finding
> replacement parts and discovering the cost of fixing something on a Benz.
> Use the experience as an indicator of the way ownership would go for that
> particular car, and _then_ decide if you want to swim in that pond.
> Doyt Echelberger
> .........snip..............(older) 190 Benz........
> > Any advice or suggestions?
> > TIA,
> > Scott Kair
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