Looking for books and basic tools
Last week, I became the proud 3rd owner of a 1989 190E 2.6 ... less than 95Kmiles when I got it, runs great, looks great, and I feel great behind the wheel.
I bought it "As Is" at a fair price, but it still needs some minor fix-ups to pass NJ State Inspecition, mostly electrical.
I've been trying to find a shop manual for this model, preferably Haynes, but they don't seem to publish the 190-series later than the '88 model year. Any ideas why Haynes stopped in '88? Or where else can I go to find a tech book on this specific model?
The Chilton's are more money than I wanted to spend, and they go into waaaaaay too much detail for the driveway mechanic like me. I haven't looked for the official MB book, yet, but its probably more than I want to spend.
Also, what would you recommend as basic tools to get me started? The car came with the original jack and lug-wrench, but that was it. The MB tool-kit that fits inside the spare tire was missing, as was the First-Aid kit that fits under the rear shelf.
MB quoted me $107 for a replacement 190E tool kit, which I though was reasonable, although I don't know exactly what it contains. I have basic screwdrivers, metric socket sets, and VOM electrical testers, but I'm turning to you more experienced owners to advise me if I should have anything else to get started.
I'm not getting much help from the local after-market retail joints, but
that's not surprising. I'm glad to find this forum, where I know I can get good advice and helpful hints from the communityl
Thanks for being here!