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Old 08-13-2003, 08:49 PM
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Dealer radiator defective?

I bought a new dealer radiator to replace the leaky one in my 1987 300D. The dealer rad has NO holes to mount the transmission cooler line like my old one. Both are 124 500 0002. Is the one I got defective or have they changed the way they secure the trans cooler line? Open to ideas before I return it or take out the drill! I'm trying to get out on vacation in 2 days.

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Old 08-13-2003, 09:08 PM
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Sounds like you got a manual transmission version.

Keep us posted,

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Haasman,

I don't think so. The part numbers are identical & the 124.133 is only available as a auto trans. Unless it was stamped with the wrong part number? The trans cooler is there, but the bolt holes that are used to secure the cooler line to the rad are what's missing.

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Old 08-14-2003, 04:09 AM
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Brian,

Weird, I agree, but I wouldn't start drilling.

What does the dealer say?

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It was too late to ask the dealer or indy last night when I discovered the issue, I'll ask today.

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Old 08-14-2003, 09:16 AM
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OK. I have to clarify this.. Are you saying that there are no fittings to screw the trans. cooling lines into????

Or are you saying that there are no holes to secure the lines with a clamp to keep them from moving around???
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:23 AM
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Is the radiator Behr Germany OR So. Africian?
Is the Behr # 11.038.1??
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:36 AM
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Made in So. Africa, 1/28/03.

Cannot find the Behr number on the radiator like that.

It says:

BEHR AMA 7082 AA 2M
124 500 00 02
Serial No. 00385


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Old 08-14-2003, 01:39 PM
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MB has tried to cut THEIR costs by supplying "cheaper" So. Africian units. Have seen several of that quality that wouldn't "cut the mustard" in comparison with the OE German units!

BET that is all that you can get from the dealer, on that car.
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Old 08-15-2003, 10:27 PM
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Thanks M.B.DOC. I returned the dealer radiator and found a used German OE Behr that is leak free so far.
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