I had intended to replace it, to make sure that my daughter did not have any problems while driving her car (uber-Dad here).
But that was back when I assumed that it was of original vintage...Now that I see that it has the reinforced neck I won't replace unless it has a real problem or goes bad. Anyhow, the car now has new hoses and new thermostat and it runs very cool and smoothly.
It does have the infamous gurgling sound. I vote to have the dealer anti-gurgling kit installed. My daughter thinks that the gurgling is cute, that it gives her car personality, like it was a real person...what do kids know anyhow???
I guess it was more a matter of idle curiosity as to when Behr began to sell radiators with reinforced neck
1989 300TE "Alice"
1990 300CE "Sam Spade"
1991 300CE "Beowulf" RIP (06.1991 - 10.10.2007)
1998 E320 "Orson"
2002 C320 Wagon "Molly Fox"
Res non semper sunt quae esse videntur
Not in this weather!