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    coolant level warning light staying on..

    I've had this sort of problem with my '91 180E. It didn't go off - it just stayed on all day. I knew there wasn't anything wrong because the coolant level was fine. Turns out the connector was crusted with dried minerals from the coolant liquid. When the connector is not properly passing...
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    Problems with 190E 1.8

    Thanks I'll try that. First, I have to figure out where the idle air speed valve is :)
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    Thoughts on a Northern GTG?

    Count me in. Anytime is fine by me - anytime except Oct. 12 - Japanese Performance event.
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    Strange Problem

    I had similar problems I have a 190E and I had similar problems when I got my car. From your description, I'd suggest getting new spark plugs, and spark plug wrench (you need a 10mm plug wrench) with a moderately long neck (don't buy a wrench with a super-long or super short wrench) and a...
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    Strange Problem

    Starting problems are common Do you crank the car as soon as you turn the key or do you wait for the fuel pump to finish flooding the injectors/carb? Usually, on cold mornings, it is best to let the fuel pump finish spooling before cranking the car. You can do this by turning the key to...
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    Goodwood

    Cheers, I'll tell you guys if I can make it. Would love to. May have to drive to Ipswitch to help out a mate with his new Series 2 Miata - wants me to help with an intake install.
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    Goodwood

    Where is this going to happen? Is it the one close to Chichester?
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    Problems with 190E 1.8

    Found it After fighting with the molding, trying to get the bonnet cranked up as high as it can go, cutting myself twice on various bits and pieces, I have managed to find, pull out and yank the fuse from the OVP relay. And - surprise, surprise - it is indeed burnt, nice and clean break down...
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    Problems with 190E 1.8

    Will do. I'll try to find the OVP relay tomorrow morning. Also, I can't seem to locate a replacement on Europarts. Where should I be looking?
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    Problems with 190E 1.8

    Yes, thats where the sound comes from, and yes it disappears eventually, but it is speed related, because if it was rpm related, it would come back in second. It doesn't. What am I looking for in the engine bay? I mean can you describe it?
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    Problems with 190E 1.8

    So do you mate. Cheers.
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    Specialists In Northants

    Cheers Simon. I've posted in Technical > Engine. Catch you on the other side.
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    Problems with 190E 1.8

    I promised Simon I'd post the problems I'm having with my 190E 1.8 - I just bought it about a week ago. I knew it had problems before I bought it, and at the price I got it for, I couldn't turn it down. Plus, I would like to think that I'm to the challenge of fixing it up. I've got the Hayes...
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    Specialists In Northants

    I will be doing a lot of the work at home. I'll be changing everything from spark plugs to water pump (if I manage to find it!). My only problem is that I can't seem to pinpoint what the problem is with certain things. The only way out is either to take it to a mechanic or have someone who...
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    Specialists In Northants

    Anyone know a good, reliable Mercedes specialist in the Northamptonshire area? It would help if they're cheap as well; mine is 190E 1.8 (91) so she really isn't worth steep labour costs. Cheers.
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