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Date registered: Jan 2005
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Oh come on!!!
Got everything running smoothly after the engine transplant with not even the slightest hickup.
Then I'm coming home one day and notice the water temp goes right up when its cold, hits a spot then dives down to normal. Then I notice that it raises itself a tad again and stays there, higher than what its been but not hot, however still enough to make me skeptical. So, let it go cold and try it again... Sure enough, temp sours, hits a spot then drops dramatically. Must be the thermostat thinks I... Call MB, get a new thermostat, pull out the old one, theres heaps of remnants (sp?) of rusty water so I clean it all up, dump the radiator water, fit the new thermostat, mix up new coolant and anti corrosion then put it all back together (after a block flush), fill her up and off I go to visit my girlfriend. After getting part of the way down the street the temp has sky rocketed, shut her off, pull the bonnet and jump out cursing everything thats resonable in the universe. The overflow is pissing out coolant so I pull the cap. Out bubbles lukewarm water, then after its hemeraged itself there is a small amount of steam. I refill the radiator from someones hose left in a strangers front yard and leave it for awhile. Come back later, turn it on, temp hasnt subsided, drive it the couple of hundred metres to the safety of my driveway where I again pull off the cap and let more pressurised lukewarm water out, swear alot and contemplate setting the car on fire...
Calling up some places in the morning about getting the radiator reco'd.[:(!]
This car has caused me soooo much stress and cost me way more money than what the thing is even worth. Starting to wonder if its even worth it[:(]