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Old 09-26-2006, 02:56 AM
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Cracked Behr Radiator Neck, L.A., CA.

I was given this shop as a lead to repair a cracked Behr Radiator Neck.

I called them on 9/1/06 and they told me that they can replace the Behr radiator top tank on a R129, flush, and refill the system for $361. Note: They do not refill with MB coolant. So you may want to provide your own.

That is a big savings over a R&R a new Behr Radiator at $580.00 MSRP and labor for a 2000 SL500.

Rick @ 818-761-5195
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:22 PM
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$850.00?

I replaced my radiator with a new behr radiator and mb coolant and it cost me less than $300.00

I guess it depends on the car though.

I believe the radiator brand new costs anywhere from $200 - $500.00 Max.

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Old 09-02-2007, 03:22 PM
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$850.00?

I replaced my radiator with a new behr radiator and mb coolant and it cost me less than $300.00

I guess it depends on the car though.

I believe the radiator brand new costs anywhere from $200 - $500.00 Max.

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Thats more like it
Had to pick myslef up off the floor

$850 for a radiator...

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Old 09-02-2007, 06:41 PM
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There is a kit to fix this available...

If the neck is cracked, but the rest of the radiator is OK, you can TRY the kit from Merscedessource that comes with a piece of metal pipe that will fit in the neck and epoxy to glue it in.

Personally, I would just spring for a new radiator. Mine cost just 200 bucks for the 300SD and took less than a half hour to R&R...
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:56 PM
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Are the radiators for the Euro 126ers different?

And if so, whee would you get them?
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:03 PM
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Yeah, they're different, depending on whether or not your vehicle is equipped with an oil cooler.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:34 PM
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Thanks Jim!\
This one interests me...

Oil cooler?
Hmmm
There is another radiator in front of the main radiator
It also has a fan
Is that AC related?

My 83 500 SEC radiator is a Behr

Part number begins w 126.. I have a pic


Just got the car
Its not really been used more than 300 miles in over 4 years
Been trying to resolve a hot engineproblem
but thinking it could be a gauge malfunction
sinc eI have seen a waivering oil temp guage...

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Old 09-03-2007, 01:38 AM
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There is another radiator in front of the main radiator
It also has a fan
Is that AC related?
Yeah, that would be your AC Condenser.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:41 AM
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Guess there is not a oil cooler
unless it doesn't look like a radiator

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Old 09-03-2007, 01:48 AM
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Nope, some gray model versions were so equipped, but no U.S. versions.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:38 AM
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So if my Euro was not equipped with a oil cooler
does that mean that it takes the same radiator as the US version?

Thanks

I have a BEHR 126 505 0155

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/attachments/tech-help/47455d1188422722-upgrade-83-mer-500-sec-88-volvo-gle-mbradiator.jpg

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Old 09-03-2007, 02:30 PM
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Yes, that's right.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:42 PM
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