[Vwdiesel] 190 Benz questions
gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 23 16:16:02 EDT 2004
My 1986 190D 2.5 (NA) got 32 mpg in town, 38 on the open road.
On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 11:50, Kenneth E. Oldrid wrote:
> 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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