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Old 04-20-2005, 11:24 AM
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Nissan vs. Behr Radiator

Anyone have experience using Nissan radiator vs. a Behr.

Price difference was substantial, and I was told that quality was equal.

This would be going into a 16V 190E

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Due to a small accident with a truck's hitch, we had to replace the radiator in my wife's TD. I went with a Nissen (made in Demark) radiator. That was last year, have had not problems since.
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Nissen is very good quality - some think higher than Behr South Africa.
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Behr is the OE radiator so they must be pretty good. Do the Nissens have the metal sleeves in the necks?

If I were planning on keeping the car I would buy the Behr.
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How much are the BEHR and Nissen radiators for your car? Could this be another option? Click on the following link and then Catalog and then Radiators. :
http://www.evanscooling.com/main25.htm
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How much are the BEHR and Nissen radiators for your car? Could this be another option? Click on the following link and then Catalog and then Radiators. :
http://www.evanscooling.com/main25.htm
Cool I bookmarked that link..............
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Behr is the OE radiator so they must be pretty good. Do the Nissens have the metal sleeves in the necks?
I can't find it right now, but I read that the Nissens radiators have metal tanks. If that is the case, they don't need metal sleeves in the necks. I would certainly opt for metal tanks if that is an option.
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The Nissen was $185 locally. The Behr was $250 locally, $155 on ebay (buy it now) with a $25 shipping fee. The price for the Behr at the dealer is $450.

The parts side of this website had the Behr at $330 I think.

That link for the Evans product - I didn't see a radiator for less than $250, though it was not easy to navigate.

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There seems to be a quality difference between Behr Germany and Behr South Africa - both of which are available on the aftermarket.
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using Nissens 3 yrs now.perfect fit.
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The Nissen was $185 locally. The Behr was $250 locally, $155 on ebay (buy it now) with a $25 shipping fee. The price for the Behr at the dealer is $450.

The parts side of this website had the Behr at $330 I think.

That link for the Evans product - I didn't see a radiator for less than $250, though it was not easy to navigate.

Bob
The lowest price I saw was $225 on the Evan's site. I never owned a Evan's radiator, but I know that my oem Mercedes failed in 2 of my cars, one because of a broken neck and that was a BEHR. I do remember that Mercedes oem BEHR has an updated part number for their rads. I know this because I saw one for sale on Ebay and called the dealer to verify the part number and the number of the rad for sale was superceded by a new part number.
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I just put in a Nissan and no problems. The Behr at the dealer was $550. The nissan was $225. It is a Denmark high quality radiator. Behr is getting ready to start making theirs in CHINA.

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