Date registered: Oct 2011
Vehicle: '71 250, '78 450SLC 5.0, '78 450SL, '81 380SLC 5.6, '89 260E, '15 Kia Sorento
Location: Houston, TX
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W114 Coolant Hoses
I think I know what the answer is going to be, but I want some feedback from the forum.
First some background, after about 9 months of ownership I got my 1971 250 running and driving, but it would run hot after about 5 miles or so and I was getting some squealing from the front of the engine that I couldn't isolate. I decided to change the water pump with a Laso as it is the most highly recommended on the BW107 forum, where I spend most of my time. After tearing into everything I have decided to replace all the coolant and heater hoses. Now for my question. I have always had a pretty dim view of Uro brand products, based on feedback I have read on BW, but their hoses seem to be the most widely distributed and even autohausaz.com only carries Uro hoses for this car. Does anyone here gave personal experience with the Uro hoses? Is it worth giving them a shot or should I order factory hoses? If this was my 450SLC 5.0 I would order from the Classic Center and be done with it, but I wonder if I am being overly concerned.
Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.