I have a 7/88 build 300SE with 166,000kms and recently had to have a new
radiator fitted - a new Nissen brand (made in Denmark). What surprised me is
that last week I again had dripping coolant on my driveway which I tracked
down to the original factory thermostat housing which was made of PLASTIC !
??? I had a new genuine one fitted ..... but this time an alloy one - at
only $AUS30. (one of the cheapest genuine parts I ever bought).
Does MB still fit plastic housings to their new vehicles?
Is there any other "hidden nasties" that should be changed? ...... I count
myself very lucky that I found and fixed the thermostat problem at home and
before I cooked the engine .......I could have been greatly contributing to
some country town economy if I lost my coolant out bush!!