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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16v Cosworth Manual

1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16v Cosworth Manual


  • Tech Specs

    Here is a “brief” overview of the mechanical works I have had done on the car:

    • Engine fully rebuilt by ex Aston Martin/Red Bull F1 engineer Sam Carpenter with Cylinder Head completely rebuild (guides, valves etc.) by Coventry Boring and Metalling Company
    • New OEM radiator
    • New clutch kit
    • New OEM clutch fork
    • All new engine ancillaries (water pump, leads, cap, points, rotor, fuel injectors, gaskets etc. etc.) OEM where available
    • New OEM battery
    • New OEM fuel pump
    • New OEM engine mounts
    • New OEM subframe mounts
    • New OEM bushes
    • New OEM ball joints
    • New OEM tie rods
    • New OEM steering damper
    • New OEM gearbox mounts
    • New OEM front wheel bearings
    • New brake discs all around
    • Total replacement of the rear self levelling suspension (shock absorbers, spheres, pump etc.) using OEM parts where available
    • New front shock absorbers
    • New rear shock absorbers
    • New control front control arms
    • New brake callipers
    • New brake hard lines
    • New brake flexi hoses
    • New fuel lines
    • Rear subframe blasted and powdercoated then rebuilt with all new parts (bushes, fasteners, control arms)
    • Rear hubs rebuilt with new bearings and bushes
    • New handbrake shoes, fittings, backplates and cables
    • Propshaft rebuilt and balanced by Propshaft Services
    • New Toyo Proxes tyres
    • Suspension geometry set up by infamous suspension wizards String Theory Garage
    • Stainless steel exhaust


    Cosmetically and otherwise here is some of the major things I’ve had done:

    • chassis welded by Romance of Rust as necessary. No stone left unturned though it didn’t actually need much
    • New OEM front wings
    • New OEM rear wheel arches
    • Bonnet welded - original bonnet but new metal all along front edge where there was some rust
    • Paint stripped back to bare metal on almost all of the car
    • Fully repainted in Smoke-Silver by OSC Chessington. Business owner was a painter at Mercedes-Benz for 15 years and worked on W201s in period. 
    • New OEM under bonnet mat
    • New OEM indicators
    • New OEM front grille assembly
    • New OEM new OEM wiper and mechanism
    • New headlight wiper arms and blades
    • New OEM badges all around
    • New OEM dash vents
    • New OEM gear knob
    • New OEM door hardware
    • New OEM seals
    • New OEM front windscreen
    • New OEM lap timer gauge
    • New OEM thermometer gauge
    • New OEM door mirror glass both sides
    • New OEM bonnet washer jets
    • New OEM Aerial
    • Even new OEM Mercedes-Benz number plates, to appease the inner anorak
    • New window sweep seals (both internal and external)
    • Wheels properly stripped and refurbished by First Aid Wheels in Hampstead
    • Car undersealed
    • New black over mats
    • The car went to Car Audio Security in Hayes who fitted a Blaupunkt Bremen SQR46 (old looking/modern functioning) head unit, powered front and rear speakers and an amplified subwoofer in the boot. It sounds phenomenal.
    • Car Audio Security also installed a Clifford Alarm, immobiliser and remote central locking for me. 
    • Ceramic Pro UK have detailed the car and reconnolised the leather sides of the seats and the steering wheel. They are pristine. 


    There will be more stuff that I’ve forgotten too. 

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