Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3
Radiator for a 1986 300sdl

After doing a search on this forum, the only radiator available seems to be by wizard cooling, all aluminum for $717.00 shipped. This is out of my price range at the time as I am working part time minimum wage. Has anyone looked at using the radiator out of a 81 to 85 300d,300sd and 300td? (Behr1265003503) I know the mounting would have to be modified and the smaller lower hose fitting would have to be plugged. I cant seem to find the exact dimensions of this radiator. Is it big enough to cool the 603? It did ok cooling the 5 cylinder turbos.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-08-2014, 10:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Beachwood, NJ
Posts: 462
1. Both engines are the same displacement. Could work.

2. Another SDL owner replaced the engine fan with a electric one. This enabled the routing of the upper hose to the right side. Used a gas radiator.

3. If a brass gas radiator was located, the hose neck could be moved from the right to the left.
__________________

Present
1987 300SDL
1991 300SL
1990 560SEL
2001 ML320

Past
1969 200D 1979-82
1983 300SD 1984-85
1972 250C 1982-02
1995 S350 2011
1997 S320 2012
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3
Thanks for the input NJ300sdl. I ordered a gas radiator (1989 560sel) with the top inlet on the opposite side. There should be enough room to run a hose to the other side. I got my hands on a radiator from a 5 cyl and it is 5" narrower. To small. I'll get the radiator this Friday and let everyone know how it works.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-18-2014, 06:36 PM
daw_two's Avatar
diesel enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 5,438
If it doesn't work, I've got a good used one that I will sell you.

__________________
daw_two
Germantown, TN

Links:
Current Car --- 05/2012 1984 300D Light Ivory, Red interior
Cluster Needles Paint
New Old Stock (NOS) parts

Past:
3/2008 1986 300SDL "Coda"
04/2010 1965 190D(c) "Ben"
& many more
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page