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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2014, 01:53 PM
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He retired and sold the company.

I hope the new owners keep the quality up.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2014, 04:47 PM
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As I stated above, I already have the dimensions of both radiators. To summarize my above comment, I believe the capacity of the thinner (but otherwise identical) 300SD radiator would be insufficient, and I am continuing the search.
1 thinner doesn't necessary means less rows of cooling so that is worth checking.
2 the cooling system on those cars is design for towing 5000 lb trailers on Sahara desert, or driving to ski resort 15,000 feet up in the Alps.
I replaced radiator on my 1998 model about 6 years ago and Behr is so efficient that I drive with engine fan removed for 4th year and even on 114F deserts don't have overheating problem.
Locally we do have shops who re-core original radiators. I had the dilemma on my vintage Prevost and local shop did new core for 1/2 cost what special order from Prevost would cost me.
That was all metal radiator, when with plastic sides it gets more difficult.

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