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Old 03-01-2003, 08:43 PM
jack baker
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radiator leakage 420 sel

I guess this is a problem in the mercedes i bought, seems like a i developed a leak along the bottom tank,,,,any of ya have insight on new or stop leak quick fix???thanks jack
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Old 03-01-2003, 09:13 PM
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I have used Stop-Leak and it worked for me. The problem is that basically you still have a hole. Taking the radiator out is not that big a deal. The a/c condenser generally does not need to come out. I have never taken one out of your style car and don't know what encumberments there are but generally the radiators come out without too much hassle. If you take it out, take it to a radiator shop and get them to rod it out. They take off both tanks and clean out the core. You can tell if it needs to be cleaned before you take it off by putting your hand over the bottom hole. Get someone to fill the rad. and leave the cap off. Remove your hand and if the water comes out in one fast, steady flow then you are probably good to go. If you know how to solder and can see the leak you might be able to fix it in place, but the chances are not with you.
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Old 03-03-2003, 07:07 PM
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I have, in the past, had some success with a teaspoon of medium grind pepper. I have NOT done this to any of my Benz's.
(I think it was 2 Ford F250's, that I tried it on, and it worked on a couple of pinhole leaks)
Buy the new radiator. I may need a new one in my 420SEL soon too... I might just try some pepper just for grins, to see if it works. Note: whatever is used to stop the leak, is only a temporary fix.
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Old 03-03-2003, 10:06 PM
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I just replaced mine with a Nissens [Was under warrantee by p/o] .It took my 1hr. I just hope it dosen't give me any cracking problems around the neck.It does not have the metal sleeve inside.
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