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Old 12-14-2010, 07:54 PM
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I just wanted to get some thinking on the purchase of a new radiator. Would the Behr line be worth the extra bucks over the Nissen? There both aluminum with the plastic tanks. I didn't see a spec. on the Behr, but I think there both a two row. They seem to not be over designed on cooling the M103's. This is my second time to remove it. I had it repaired about 3 month's ago, and the tanks are leaking again. Not intending to make that mistake a 2nd. time!

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Rebe, recommend buying a new Behr radiator. Installed a new Behr radiator (with the metal-reinforced hose connectors) in our 1991 300CE 10 years ago and have never had any problems since.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:25 PM
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Don't forget to use the correct recommended coolant.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:19 PM
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I appreciate the information. I was thinking about replacing the serpentine belt while I was at it. Do you know how long they are supposed to go. It was replaced at 69K & it's got 80's on it now? It kind of shows some cracks on the underside, but none of the splines are broken out or gone.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:41 PM
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Cracks are bad. The belts aren't that expensive.

Hopefully your belt tensioner is still O.K.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:42 PM
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both Nissens and Behr are almost identical in quality. I've used both. I would personally recommend Nissens. New radiator + water pump with A/C on and 115F here in AZ a few months ago, car never goes above 95C even in traffic. Quite incredible.

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