Todays delivery: QDF42B differential from Thomson Motorsport – https://tomson.com.pl/ https://www.quaife.co.uk/ I will need to take the hubs for the driveshafts and have them run in a lathe to accomodate the clip that will hold them in place. From factory the driveshafts are fastened with circlips after inserting into the diff, but since the differential itself […]
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 om603 turbo+supercharger New parts
Engine: Bought a om603 engine picked up about 500km from home, the engine has previously been used with a 7.5mm Dieselmeken, but ran great and appears to be in good condition. Took a lot of searching before i was able to find a om603 engine in good condition. Also got a new head, so will […]
w201 190d 2.5 turbo Injectionpump leak and prepump overhaul
Had a bit of a nasty leak out of 2 out of 5 outputs of the injectionpump. Ordered a gasket/o-ring kit from Erik at Dieselmeken and swapped the O-rings pictured below aswell as everything in the prepump. Prepump Mercedes
w201 om603 turbo+supercharger Removing the blown head – om603
Tight fit with a Hx40 Holset a om603 and a supercharger in the enginebay of a w201 Intercooler and intercooler piping removed, one good thing about having a rear-mounted radiator. Head removed, al cylinders had leaks and traces of this in the gasket, will look for a replacement since i suspect crackes in it. Timing […]
w201 om603 turbo+supercharger Start of project, a supercharged+turbo superturbodiesel w201
w201 with both a supercharger and a turbo (Hx40) A car with what is rumored to be the first Mynä pump in Sweden, a car built 13 years ago The car was bought with a lot of missing parts and things to do. No radiator, blown headgasket and most likely cracked head, stuck brakes, […]
w201 190d 2.5 turbo Radiator-swap 2.5 turbo w201
The old radiator of the 2.5D turbo w201 (201.128) started to leak quite a bit, there was no way to find a direct fit other than going straight to the dealer. A201 500 91 03 / A2015009103 is the part number, made by Mahle and fit perfectly. The w201 2.5D turbo and the w201 […]
w201 190d 2.5 turbo Speaker-upgrade w201
Swapped out the front 4″ 100mm speakers in the dash, aswell as built a closed box with two 8″ speakers for the rear-shelf. front speakers bought from FatmanCustoms https://fatmancustoms.se/produkt/helix-s-42c/ https://www.audiotec-fischer.de/en/helix/speakers/s-42c The HPF/LPF is set at 120hz, and the front Helix S-42C manages the midrange/midbase exceptionally well. The 8″ speakers in the rear-shelf with a custom-built […]
w201 190d 2.5 turbo Fuelstrainer
Had problem with the car accelerating. Would not rev past 2500/3000rpm without jerking violently. Removed the fueltank from the car along the fuelstrainer and was completely filled up with gunk/rust and dirt. Cleaning out the tank and the fuelstrainer got rid of the jerking almost completely, every filter was swapped and we had to […]
w201 M103 turbo Intake manifold M103 injector seats
Had some problem with air leaking in our previous solution for injectors, so we decided to make proper injector seats.
w201 M103 turbo First startup M103 turbo
We did the first startup of the m103 turbo w201 yesterday. A bit of trouble with setting up the trigger-sensor correctly and had to play with the settings of the ECU, Megasquirt MS3X, Engdahl Motorsport both made us a start-map aswell as supported us on the go with some feedback regarding timing. http://www.engdahlmotorsport.se/ The engine […]
w201 M103 turbo 3″ Exhaust W201
3″ exhaust with a race cat, and a slimline muffler from Apple mufflers.
w201 M103 turbo Turbo exhaust manifold M103
Found an acceptable manifold online which fit except for the WG which we had to reroute a bit. Turbo is a Schwitzer S200 with 0.85 AR.
w201 M103 turbo Modifying the W201 gearbox tunnel
Modified the tunnel to accomodate for the BMW gearbox GS6-37DZ while keeping the default interior. Gs6-37dz gearbox in w201 behind a m103, but should be the same behind a om603 or om606 aswell.
w201 M103 turbo Intercooler mount W201
Intercooler mount for an intercooler from biltema here i sweden
w201 M103 turbo Turbo intake manifold M103
We used a throttle body from a Volvo 960 since it has a real TPS sensor unlike the stock M103 which only has a WOT switch. We then coupled that with the wiring etc. from a Volvo B230E. Next was converting the kjet injector seats to use bosch style injectors which turned out to be […]
M103 manifold electronic injectors http://mbturbo.com/car/w201-m103-3-0/ Converting the KJET intake of a M103 to use bosch style injectors turned out to be pretty easy! Get a fuelrail from a M104 Grind down the intake a bit Done Om606 http://mbturbo.com/car/w123-om606/ m110 Turbo manifold http://mbturbo.com/car/w123-m110-turbo/
w201 M103 turbo Clutch and gearbox
Ordered a gearbox and clutch+flywheel from bakaxeldelar as mentioned earlier.
w201 M103 turbo Rear – Spring+shock upgrade w201 Bilstein + Lesjöfors w124 springs
Hello Got tired of the old worn stock shocks of the KYB brand, aswell as wanted to swap out the cut stock w124 rear springs. The stock w201 springs is in my opinion way to soft, even when driving normal, put two persons in the backseat and it will start to behave irrational on the […]
w201 M103 turbo Front brakedisc swap + stearing adjustment w201
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 at the same time aswell as the play eliminated made a huge difference in how tight the stearing […]
w201 m111 turbo Swap rear wheelbearing w201
Old Wheelbearing Remove the nut holding the driveshaft in place, the Large 34mm 12sprocket nut After that is loose, with a slidehammer get the hub of. Remove wheelhub Remove locking ring/ circlip holding the bearing in place so it wont pop out pull the bearing out remove old bearing parts from hub press the […]
w201 190d 2.5 turbo 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 […]
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 m111 turbo Brake upgrade w201
brake upgrades on w201
w201 M103 turbo 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 turbo 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 turbo 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 turbo 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 […]
w201 M103 turbo Leather interior W201
A friend was scraping his W201 so I took the opportunity and bought the interior among other things.
w201 M103 turbo Start of project w201 190e 3.0
the engine had some wierd vibrations going on at certain rpms, thought the enginemounts might be collapsed, but was velcomed by three stacked hockey pucks, getting some used original to se how it behaves