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    MPG (makes no sense to me!)

    I did a long trip couple of weeks ago, I drove till almost the last drop of fuel (due to missed the petrol station on highway) after that I pumped in 58 litre. So I establish that my C180 tank is only a 60 - 62 litre tank ? I did a amazing 380 miles (at least for my car) :) Oh, forgot to...
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    C180 Power options

    I am driving a C180, can safely tell that there is not much of upgrade option here , sadly :( Frankly, 122BHP for any car is not that bad at all, but on a 1.4 ton Merc it's just too heavy. I have gone thru quite a lot of thinking and searching, at the end I had to give up thinking because...
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    w202 stalling, losing power - auto

    My fren, C180 is not fitted with MAS. It happended on my before, story quite similar to yours, my brother sold it to me and saying that it was "perfect". But since then I spend US$1,500 on repair and replacement of parts :( Almost all the parts (which need replacement in 5-7 years) were...
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    MPG (makes no sense to me!)

    Well, Twinpulse engine and CDI can definately do better MPG than older engine. Nothing to feel sad about that. If I remember correctly, a standard C180k (twinpulse) can do 7.0L+/100km. Well my car do about 10L/100km, combine cycle, autobox. BUT fuel cost is cheaper here, so in $$, I get...
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    MPG (makes no sense to me!)

    Well, first of all .................... the "S" means summer but not "standard". The "E" means winter, it's a German word of "ice", in winter mode, the car normally start with 2nd gear. The "E" is not "economy". MB has later changed this to "S" and "W", in English.
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    Running in a new engine

    new car, do you mean C180k twinpulse engine ? wow I am jealous.
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    @3000rpm

    Okay, I got my answer, the 190E is a 5 speed manual .....:) Well, I post another questionm that is --- say to MOD my C180, is it better to go for Kleemann Supercharged or change to (used) C220 engine ? I think from what I've checked, the C220 could be cheaper in cost. Also what about...
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    @3000rpm

    mine is 67mph at 3,000 rpm, why 190E can achieve such high speed at 3,000rpm , coz' we are only talking about 200cc diff. And a C200 is doing about 67mph at 3,000rpm ??? Is that a 2.3 190E ?
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    Air filter mods:

    I got my Green Filter yesterday !! :bannana: Yeap, it help quite a bit in the mid range pull off, since the poor C180 is weak in low-end torgue. I read the instruction that it requires to be washed every 5000-7000km ? :confused: AND we need to get the Green OIL and Green Cleaner, any...
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    ECU 'chipped'

    an EXTRACT on chiptuning fact sheet : ___________________________________________ General information concerning chiptuning ... Ever since the early days of combustion engines it was a necessity to adjust the air-fuel mixture as well as the ignition timing to the current...
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    ECU 'chipped'

    WOW, I have been reading about chiptuning for my sluggish C180 too. And I got a web link at http://www.hs-elektronik.com/datenblatt-e/mercedes-c180.html showing that it is highly possible to increase the power by 8-12 hp. BUT way too expensive !! Jimmy, how much do you have to pay ? Is...
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    Air Mass Meter

    WELL, i am not too worried then. Coz since I took over the car from my brother, I have replaced the cable harness (cost me US$470 !!), front arm bust, front ball joint, spring etc. Just worry on any other thing may haunt me further. Having said that, I do realise MB is a very reliable...
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    Air Mass Meter

    I just owned my car for about 7mths, it's a C180 (yr 94) with AMG facelift. I have been reading about MB's problematic areas, which most of the time, is the AIR MASS METER. But, what is it exactly ? Is that for the airbag ? How do we take care of it ? Also my car is reaching 100k miles...
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