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Old 06-13-2002, 04:08 AM
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190E Radiator Cracked

The search engine must be down. I have a crack in top plastic tank. Local radiator shop said
we usually replace them. They quoted me an outragous price of $300+. I seem to remember that
you could get them for about $130 at Jim's radiator shop. Called toll free number and it's
disconected. Does any one know of a radiator shop that I can get one for reasonable price,
either by mail order or that can fix it in the Seattle,WA area.

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Old 06-13-2002, 11:10 AM
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Location: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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All cars have plastic rads now, and all cars experience rad failure. MB makes a special coolant that extends life, but it's gonna happen.

Before you go off on the $300 price for a new MB rad, price one out for a Japanese car. Our Mazda rad priced out at $942 for the rad alone, plus install.

Anyway, Lebenz is from Seattle, try giving him a PM or e-mail to see if he knows anyone in your area...
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1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K
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Old 06-13-2002, 11:47 AM
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The top plastic spout is not replacable on the radiator, you need to replace the entire radiator. This was a MB design flaw and the replacement radiator's now have metal sleaves to prevent this problem from happening.

On the same note, Nissen makes a OE type MB radiator that is all metal, even the spouts. The has them for around $255 or so.
1993 500E
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Old 06-13-2002, 12:35 PM
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Thanks for replying. I will look into it the nisson radiator seems like the ticket. I called
a friend of mine up and he recommended a place
in CA. He mentioned Reseda Radiator, never heard of it anyone used them ever? I am now a student
after graduating 30 years ago, so bux, is a prime
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