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Old 03-28-2001, 11:50 AM
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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.
2.Thermostat replaced.
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)
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