w201

The Mercedes-Benz W201 is a compact executive car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz from 1982 to 1993, positioned below the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class — and marketed under variants of the Mercedes 190 nameplate.

The W201 featured a patented rear 5-link suspension, subsequently used in E and C class models, front and rear anti-roll bars, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry — as well as available airbags, ABS brakes and seatbelt pretensioners.

w201 M103 3.0 front brakedisc swap + stearing adjustment

Had some problems with the frontbrakes, vibrations when braking more aggresive, not something that belongs on a Mercedes. swapped the front discs for new ATE discs, and the difference was huge. swapped both inner and outer tierods aswell as the part between them, made a huge difference in how tight the stearing felt, and i […]

w201 190d 2.5 1986 facelifted Monowiper w201

  Removal of monowiper is pretty straightforward, remove rubberseals at the side, to get to two of the total of four screws for the plastic that covers the monowipermechanism. Remove plastic cover, and the monowiper is fastened by a total of 3nuts and 2 screws My problem was the different connections monowiper w201 Since the […]

Spring swap

w201 190d 2.5 facelifted om602 ride height comparison Springs; Rear 230mm long, 13,7mm thick Front 300mm long 14.8mm thick (1243211904) Way to low in my opinion Tried the springs from the w201 190E m102 i got from Thorbjörn at Engdahl motorsport, they were somewhat at stock rideheight, but with the heavy om602 it was an […]

Enginemounts – colour codes

Running into a problem with the enginemounts and what color codes they are supposed to have, and what these colors mean in therm of firmness/softness and load rating. looking at autodocs website they have a lot of different options, with different colormarkings. Throu EPC i looked up the stock “Engine Mounting” part numbers for a couple […]

w201 M103 3.0 Loosen fan clutch and pulley

Start by getting the water and cooler of. This is very easily done by loosening the three bolts on each side of cooler-bar, by the headlights. There is also one screw in the center, down by the bumper. After this you loosen the hose going to the water coolant reserv and collect the water coming out into something. […]

w201 M103 3.0 Triggerwheel install

Got the timing wheel installed. It’s a 60-2 wheel from Turbobandit in Sweden meant for the M103 crank pulley. I’m very pleased with this piece. It is the same thickness as and therefor replaces the balancer. It’s a pretty simple process in theory but I had some problem getting the harmonic balancer of since I […]

w201 M103 3.0 Final drive – how to change w201

This example is on a 190e 2.6, swapping the original 3.27 diff for one from a 2.3 16v with LSD (also 3.27). For a list of possible gear-ratios, check here: http://mbturbo.com/gear-ratios/   Start by loosening the exhaust and the metal protector going around the cardanshaft right in front of the differential. They are going to […]

w201 M103 3.0 Subwoofer in the back dash

When I bought this car, it had a 12″ sub woofer that was sliding around in the trunk. It was always in the way and also, the sub didn’t sound to well. Turned out that the enclosure didn’t have the correct dimensions, so no wonder. Anyway, I got an idea of installing it in the […]

Differences between NA om602 and Turbo om602

Differences between OM602 NA and OM602 Turbo, according to FSM (most differences also apply to OM603) 1. Turbo head is “reinforced at the water jacket due to higher combustion pressures.” 2. Turbo head prechamber bore is 15 mm, NA is 14 mm. 3. Original NA head gasket had normal sheet steel reinforcing around the combustion […]