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Old 07-24-2001, 05:00 PM
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This is in regards to a 1984 123 chassis 300D. Iíve been giving some thought to the replacement radiator that I installed. I installed a Behr brand radiator, since it is essentially an OE radiator without the ĎStarí.

I understand that the newer 124 (and 126?) chassis radiators have a metal tube inserted as a reinforcement for the neck. My new Behr radiator for the 123 chassis DID NOT have this reinforcement tube, the neck is *only* plastic like the original one. I am thinking that perhaps this radiator missed a step during manufacturing, or worse, is possibly some type of ďsecondísĒ type merchandise.

My Question to anyone that has used a Behr replacement radiator in a 123 chassis 300D:
Did the new radiator have the reinforcement, or did it not have the reinforcement?

Thanks in advance for your replies!


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Old 07-25-2001, 12:59 AM
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The ones I've replaced OEM's did not have the reinforcement. Does't seem right.
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Old 07-25-2001, 10:56 AM
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For the 107 and 126 chassis cars, the Mercedes radiators have a metal sleeve in the upper radiator hose connection. I don't think they ever bothered to do that with the 123 chassis cars. Nothing is missing, just use MB coolant(correct pH, won't hurt the plastic) and don't over-tighten the hose clamp.
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