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Old 01-01-2002, 11:06 PM
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Not sure if they use the same type of radiators, but I know classically on the W124s, the radiators crack at the joint where the inlet hose from the water pump is attached. This is where 99% of the radiators fail, and usually at over 100K miles.

The upgraded OEM radiators are reinforced with a steel shim inside the plastic intake junction.

New ones are around $300, and the install is pretty straightforward, even for a DIY'er with basic skills.
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
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