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300sd2000 05-24-2002 02:00 PM

New BEHR radiator question
Just bought a new radiator from you (BEHR) for W126 300SD. Question: there's a white button like piece on the radiator it there for a reason (certainly my old car didn't have anything there). If its supposed to be removed, do you just pull it out. I appreciate a fast reply on this if possible as Im installing it this morning. I'm pretty sure its probably just put in for shipping purposes or something.

Thanks in advance.


engatwork 05-24-2002 02:02 PM

Leave it alone - you could possibly damage the radiator fins if you try to remove it. I do not know what it is there for.

G-Benz 05-24-2002 03:45 PM

Yes, leave it there. Saw the same thing when I swapped out the units in my W124. The OEM unit still had it in place, so I left it alone.

Perhaps someone knows exactly why it's there? Or is this along the same lines as mattress tags?

300sd2000 05-24-2002 04:42 PM

Thanks for the reply guys...again, maybe somebody knows what its for

i went to start to pry it out....but then decided to leave it alone.
If you don't know what you're doing......don't do it!

TANK 05-24-2002 06:22 PM

I still have this on my behr and it was installed some time ago.

chowpit 05-25-2002 01:12 AM

If you remove the button the whole radiator will come apart! :D :D :D :D :D

Ashman 05-25-2002 03:02 AM

well I didn't know what it was, so I removed it. no harm done.

But if its meant to be there. leave it.

I havent had any problems because of it

Maybe it has a date code or something on it


Thai GI 05-26-2002 11:53 PM

watch the fan shroud
1. Take extra care when pushing the fan shroud back in it could get caught on this button. :eek:
2. I remember when doing my 87 190E it was a yellow button at that time…
3. I think Ashman was right it was a date code thing.

Thai GI sends…

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