maidhc Registered User
#1

After doing some research I note that the final drive in the 190e 2.6 auto is the same as the 2.5D auto.

Would I be insane to convert my 2.6 to a 2.5D and use as a daily driver? If not, who might do it? I don't really feel like taking the job on myself.

The car is an interesting original Irish 2.6 Sportline with lowered suspension and cossie bits. I assume the 2.5 diesel weighs something similar to the 6 pot petrol, and the swap should be relatively straightforward and reversible.

bbsrs Registered User
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maidhc said:
After doing some research I note that the final drive in the 190e 2.6 auto is the same as the 2.5D auto.

Would I be insane to convert my 2.6 to a 2.5D and use as a daily driver? If not, who might do it? I don't really feel like taking the job on myself.

The car is an interesting original Irish 2.6 Sportline with lowered suspension and cossie bits. I assume the 2.5 diesel weighs something similar to the 6 pot petrol, and the swap should be relatively straightforward and reversible.


You would be insane , if you want a 190d daily driver buy one cause it will work out cheaper and a lot lot lot lot less hassle.

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shawnee Registered User
#3

The cost of change including purchase of engine and gearbox would probably come in at around 1500. I have seen a number of these changes and a friend is currently doing one on a 123 . With lpg back in the fore again , did you consider a price for a conversion to same. I would think the cost would be around the same and the performance and originality of the car would be maintained

2cv Registered User
#4

maidhc said:
Would I be insane to convert my 2.6 to a 2.5D and use as a daily driver?


It would be completely insane. The 190E 2.6 is one of the nicest cars i've ever driven, and you'd be mad to ruin it. If fuel cost is an issue, buy a 190 diesel, but please don't butcher the 2.6.

w124man Registered User
#5

2cv said:
It would be completely insane. The 190E 2.6 is one of the nicest cars i've ever driven, and you'd be mad to ruin it. If fuel cost is an issue, buy a 190 diesel, but please don't butcher the 2.6.


Exactly

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pmg007 Registered User
#6

a friend is currently doing one on a 123
what engine is he fitting?

tc20 Registered User
#7

look no further maidhc (granted its in dublin)

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4084247

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w124man Registered User
#8

tc20 said:
look no further maidhc (granted its in dublin)

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4084247


Too good to be true!

Basil Fawlty Registered User
#9

Convert it to LPG, its making a come back with more and more stations opening up. Im in the process of converting two of my cars.

shawnee Registered User
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ciarancapri said:
Convert it to LPG, its making a come back with more and more stations opening up. Im in the process of converting two of my cars.


What's the cost of converting to lpg at present

tc20 Registered User
#11

w124man said:
Too good to be true!


could it be? i'm not sure what a decent 2.5 190D would fetch...the bodywork looks decent at a glance, perhaps the drivers seat is raggy (hard to tell from the angle of the photo), engine bay has had a steamclean by the looks of it..
Surely it would be a onceover at that price?

maidhc Registered User
#12

tc20 said:
could it be? i'm not sure what a decent 2.5 190D would fetch...the bodywork looks decent at a glance, perhaps the drivers seat is raggy (hard to tell from the angle of the photo), engine bay has had a steamclean by the looks of it..
Surely it would be a onceover at that price?


I rang about it, it was taken as a trade in against a commercial. Sounds fairly OK, I'll take a sconce on monday.

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Capri Registered User
#13

maidhc said:
I rang about it, it was taken as a trade in against a commercial. Sounds fairly OK, I'll take a sconce on monday.


Not gone on diesels, but I WOULD jump at that if he'd swop for my S320

Basil Fawlty Registered User
#14

shawnee said:
What's the cost of converting to lpg at present


On a car like that about €1300. LPG is making a come back. At present it costs €0.79 a litre

shawnee Registered User
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ciarancapri said:
On a car like that about €1300. LPG is making a come back. At present it costs €0.79 a litre


Thanks !

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