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My "new" 190e
Topic Started: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:43 pm (195 Views)
Frogeye61
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Hi. I got this car back in when my colleague offered it for a very low price. I knew of the car for the prior 10 years, having inspected it for purchase when he bought it, and after performing some small repairs in the meantime.

On one of the identification sites, it mentions "Order number 0 9 220 04925 (Destination: Branch Hannover)". Do you think that would imply it was sold as a German domestic market vehicle? I'm in Copenhagen so it isn't impossible somebody imported it to sell here for profit, or some other reason.

I am wondering about the front grill. It doesn't look like most of the others I've seen. Anybody know what it is, or what to do about it?
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Otherwise there are just a few rust spots on the wings, mostly due to the stupid Danish blink lights mounted to the front wings. Which I oddly enough don't have a picture of, so you get this one instead.

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I've already had the opportunity to fix the sunroof. Apparently a bolt came loose holding the cable to the sunroof. Then the sheet metal holder twisted enough times on the remaining bolt to brake an ear off at which time it stopped working. It remained slightly open and the PO (previous owner) just duct-taped it up. It's easy enough to take the liner off and I just removed the cable, welded the sheet metal holder back together and filed it so it fits within the guide tube, then bolted it back on. A bit of adjustment in the boot and it's doing fine. I suppose I really should lube the guide rails soon though.
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Chunk
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That's an aftermarket grille. Personally I would fit an original back on. Personal taste though.

What really sets the dark blue cars off is orange front indicators.


With orange...
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mika
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Welcome to the forum :driver:
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Hello and welcome.
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Greek Taxi
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Welcome Frogeye.
I'm going to show my age now and say 'ha! VD number plate!'
The younger end won't get it of course, they're trying to avoid STIs these days.

Nice honest looking car you've got.
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MarcA
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Nice car Chunk! Those aftermarket grills are grim. Probably designed by some Chinese guy! Have you seen the styling of Chinese cars? They don't just get there!
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Frogeye61
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Thank you, Gentlemen.

I have been wondering about possibly lubricating the windshield wiper gearbox. I have seen some videos where the turtle shell comes right off, and I've seen some where the whole system must be removed first to get at two screws from the back side.

How can I know which I have without taking everything apart first?
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The 190's wiper needs to come off so you can dismantle it from the back. It's the w202 C-class where you could take the front off easily.

It's a fiddly old job. But if you're open to a shortcut, carefully drill a hole in the 'turtle shell', then squirt some WD-40 followed by white grease in there.
Then cover the hole up.

There's a pic of the dismantled wiper on page two of Tom's 2.6 thread: http://mercedes-190.co.uk/topic/8005113/2/#new
...so you know where to drill. Basically, do it in the centre, near the bottom.
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