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Old 09-21-2001, 08:50 AM
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aftermarket radiators versus recoring

I have a choice between recoring my all-metal MB radiator (hardly anybody does this anymore - there are very few shops to choose from) or buying an aftermarket radiator (MB wants 3x the aftermarket price for an OE radiator!!).

I've found that the price of a recore is about that same as the price of a new copper-with-brass-tank aftermarket radiator...the aftermarket radiators I've been quoted prices on so far include CSF, Wolverine, Accent (swedish?), and Visteon.

The radiator supply houses I've called are basically telling me that aftermarket radiators are all pretty much the same in terms of construction (e.g., they meet or exceed MB specs), price, and warranty (e.g., most lifetime).

Has anybody heard of any of these brands...had any experience with aftermarket radiators?

Should I recore my old radiator or go with a new aftermarket radiator (and from which manufacturer - or does it really matter)?

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Old 09-21-2001, 11:07 AM
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I own a '77 300D and replaced my old OE radiator with one made by Performance Products (at the time it was called Impco & located in Houston, PP bought them out). I bought the aftermarket non-OE radiator that is all brass instead of the Behr brand that has the aluminum core with plastic tanks OE type for $100 less than the OE (bought about 3 years ago). The brass radiator has performed as well as the OE and has a 24 month transferable warranty. PP sells both types for your 300D: Behr OE type for $313.30 and aftermarket for $225. PP phone # 800-243-1220.

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