Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > Classifieds > For Sale > Non-BMW Related
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-27-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
Dr. Flyview
Formerly Flav_cool
 
Dr. Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,365
Send a message via MSN to Dr. Flyview
Exclamation FS: "Benzie" 1988 190E 2.3-8V 5-speed manual

So this is my winter beater, but I've been driving it daily as I commute 110km each way 4 days a week and I don't always want to put the bimmer through that. I'm not going to hide anything, hence the comprehensive problems list. I've fully checked it out and documented any problem I could find. If you actually were to fix all these, you'd have a perfect car. You'd only have to fix a few to have a reliable winter beater. These are known as the most over-engineered cars by Mercedes.

I want $800 for it as is.

Mercedes Benz 190E
1988
Engine: 2.3L 8 valve
Transmission: 5-speed manual (rare!)
Mileage: 372 000 km

Recently changed:
Transmission->driveshaft flex disc (front flex disc)
Clutch slave cyclinder
Lubramoly "semi-synthetic oil for high mileage motors" every 8-10k
Tightened up shifter linkages
Does NOT burn oil

Good:
Always started (even if it takes a few seconds), never let me down
Awesome on gas - 6.3L/100km highway
Shifts smooth into every gear
Just cleaned up the interior, looks sharp

Bad:

**Starred** parts can ALL be had for $400, including complete tie rod each side + middle, OEM from a local shop.

MECHANICAL
-exhaust leaks
-1 header leak
-replace rotors and pads all around*
-FR wheel play: tie rod*
-replace rear (diff) flex disc*
-shifter linkages may loosen again
-squeaky rear drivers suspension
-vibration somewhere in driveline right at the clutch-catch-point in first (only when car is cold!) [could be the rear flex disc?]
-drivers windshield sprayer clogged? was working previously
-no aux fan
-AC not working
-mechanical engine clutch too loose...supposed to be magnetic, check fuse; will not overheat unless in traffic jam; turn on heat in the interior, and it doesn't overheat, even idling, but not the most comfortable thing to do in the middle of summer.

-small diff leak
-thermostat o-ring gasket should be replaced; not leaking though
-missing airbox intake duct
-leaking tires (probably need to be remounted)
-no spare rim

ELECTRICAL
-rear windows don't work
-oil pressure gauge sometimes needs to be flicked or tapped to pop back up
-backlight behind fan speed slider only comes on very rarely
-wiring for low/high within FL headlight fried and taken out. Everything wired directly to car harness.
-antenna doesn't retract all the way.
-4 way flasher button is a little sticky. If not released properly, turning signals don't work!
-passenger seat heating stopped working; check fuse

COSMETIC/INTERIOR
-rust, dents, faded paint/clear coat peeling
-cracked headlights: plastic foglights and punctured glass on FL
-chipped windshield
-scratched windows
-cracked dash
-missing trim around ignition key hole




What it's meant for:






It cleans up nice:
__________________

1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V -
sold


Last edited by Dr. Flyview; 07-28-2010 at 12:15 AM.
Dr. Flyview is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
Dr. Flyview
Formerly Flav_cool
 
Dr. Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,365
Send a message via MSN to Dr. Flyview


And a nice little treat
__________________

1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V -
sold


Last edited by Dr. Flyview; 07-27-2010 at 11:54 PM.
Dr. Flyview is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.