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Old 06-26-2003, 11:32 PM
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Exclamation M103 thermostat housing explodes...

My Dad was in Calgary today driving the 'ol 1990 190E 2.6. The temp sudeenly shot up, so he headed for the off-ramp. Just as he got off the freeway, the car started steaming.

The thermostat housing (the metal part) had blown to bits! Fortunately, he got it fixed this afternoon and got home safely. I was surprised that the dealer had the right part in stock. Anyone else have this happen? Seems kinda freaky to me! If this happens with age, folks might want to replace that housing as a high mileage item...
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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