You can get a brand new radiator for your Mercedes that is the exact same
one the dealer would sell to you for $249! Carradiator.com sells them with
the same one year warranty as the dealer or for $20 more, a lifetime
Before I got into the MB karz, I never had heard of replacing a radiator and
that is in 50 years of car owning! Sure am glad to have an MB!
mcbrue coolly under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
Maybe because none of your other cars ever lasted that long? I once bought
a 15 year old Ford from my grandmother - it had 24,000 miles on it. When I
blew a radiator hose the mechanic coudn't believe the car still had the
original radiator. He said, "They design radiators so they won't last this
Yes 24,000 - that's what I said. My point being that it was in extremely
good shape for a 15 year old American car, yet the radiator still wasn't
expected to last that long (in years) according to this mechanic.
What are you guys putting in your radiators? I have
170,000 miles on my Volvo's original radiator, 200,000 mi
on my 928's radiator, and 40 years and god knows how many
miles on the scout's (although I did have to solder a bit on it.)
Bernard, who would expect 100,000 min. from a radiator.
I've only replaced one radiator in all my cars, the 83 300SD. After
180K miles (that I put on it, I got it at 180K) road salt had
corroded the outside sobadly I was surprised the MB coolant stayed
inside. I should get the 280Se rad rodded; 35 years of non MB
coolant has taken its toll and it gets warm on summer days when
stuck in traffic.
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True, but it still had coolant sitting in it all those years. And don't
forget - I was just replacing a blown hose. The radiator itself never did
give me any problems and I sold the car years later with about 75k miles on
Have driven amerikan kars over 120,000 miles and never had the problems the MBs
have had. Of course there were the newer amerikan karz that lasted only till
the warranty expried and then were dumped cause they spent a month a year in
the shop! Looks like it has come full circle now and may be time to go back to
Amerikan Karz ?!
mcbrue confusedly under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
Go to the Chrysler dealer and drive a new Hemi powered 300 C Chrysler, and
then tell us what you think. For about $35,000 it looks like you can have a
large, comfortable, rear wheel drive American Hemi powered car again.
Hey Larry under the Oak Tree - how is the Chrysler expected to last? And the
next question regarding Chrysler is how long they will get propped up by the
great Jerkin Shrimp's company. If Ole Jerkin pulls out, what will happen to
Chrysler? And yes, I have already been thinking of the 300C. Gotta get time to
go test it out.
mcbrue thinkingamerikanly under the bridge in the trailer down by the river
Chrysler's reputation for longevity and reliability in modern years hasn't
been all that good, and this is a new model which is never good in the first
On the other hand, I think they're doing 7 year 70,000 miles warrantiies,
and I don't think Chrysler is going under. I think it depends on if you
like the car.
I'd be intererested in reading your test ride results.
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