Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Well.. I drive long enough to learn the market changes.
Years ago buying new radiator for $120 was not a big deal. Even the dollar was going much farther 20 years ago.
But when I got quote for radiator for my bus conversion at $2600, I figure out that even spending $26 for a gallon of commercial coolant is cheap
I had coolant tank failure on my Ford Supeduty pickup this summer. Even the truck has over 200k on it, I didn't want to refill it with green stuff. I bought 6 gallons of distillate water, radiator flush and the most expensive coolant I know for diesels.
Maybe it will work, maybe not, but I am planning to drive the pickup in the year of 2020.