Jason and MBStars,
Thank you very much for the pre-consultation with my mechanic.
Just got back my car today from the workshop, and the following were carried out:
1.Radiator assembly replaced with new BEHR radiator.
3.Water pump assembly replaced.
4.Had the hoses, fittings and fan clutch tested. No faults detected.
5.Engine gasket was deemed to be OK. I hope.....
Total costs (both parts and labour) came to approx. US$330. Quite a bit on the high side, but at least it's done. I wished I could D-I-Y, just like many of the fellow members here.
Lastly, I have 2 questions:
1.What is the normal operating temp.? My mechanic says it should be about 90-95 deg. celsius.
2.Does Water Wetter harm the radiator? I'm intending to get one.
3.Is it possible to further cool the engine by adding an aux. fan? Mine is the M110 engine in a W126 chassis. Any advice on this?
Once again, I appreciated all your help, cheers!
1983 W126 (280SEL)