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Old 12-21-2008, 09:06 AM
Ferdman Ferdman is offline
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nestorb98, if I were you now I would ask the MB dealer how they determined the old radiator was plugged ... actually I would have asked that before replacing the radiator. Many young techs lack the diagnostic skills of the seasoned veterans and simply throw parts at a problem. If their electronic diagnostic machine can't tell them what electronic module to replace they're lost. With overheating situations always suspect a malfunctioning thermostat first. Within the past year I replaced the thermostats in our 1992 300CE and 1995 E320 because the engines were running hotter than normal. It's always best to try the simplest, most economical fix first then proceed from there. Presumably you used MB coolant when you refilled the cooling system.
Fred Hoelzle
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