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Old 11-16-2012, 10:50 PM
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Copper Radiator

I have an all metal radiator from a W116 300SD, shorter, wider, larger companion oil coolerl, lI was going to put it in my 1982. Sent it to the shop, they tested it, cleaned it, tested it again and it's full of holes. $400 to re-core it. ? is, is it worth it to run an all metal radiator, and the larger oil cooler that fits with it?

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:30 PM
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I guess it depends on how much better the copper one might be and how much $ the aluminum one is. Copper is great at transferring heat but how much better is something very hard to figure out as the construction of the radiators differ. Of course, if I could get a copper radiator for my 1995 E300D for the same price and the stock aluminum one I would do it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:15 PM
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Hmmmm....If you went with a 'quality' plastic/aluminum radiator, then you should be fine, but what is 'quality' anymore????
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:39 AM
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don't forget that copper & alum produce different chemical reactions, and that is another factor to take into consideration

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:18 AM
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Plastic reacts to heat and goes Pop!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:03 PM
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maybe i'll shelf it till my plastic and aluminum one pops...
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:12 PM
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Overtightening the clamps are tough on the plastic tanks too, FWIW....
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:57 PM
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Overtightening the clamps are tough on the plastic tanks too, FWIW....
yeah, my overflow nipple is already cracked... I was going to pull it, thread the inside of the radiator, make a threaded fitting for the nipple, clean everything like it's going in for surgery, smear it with JB weld and rock on....
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