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Cooling system lasted about 15 years! :)

Had radiator, upper and lower hoses, bleeder line, and expansion tank all totally swapped for brand new stuff.

Apparently the expansion tank is lovingly referred to as the 'explosion tank' by the auto techs. Eventually they'll just burst from the constant expanding/contracting with the heat and pressure, etc.

Should be all set for at least another 15 years, I guess. I suppose it's definitely suggested that if you're replacing the radiator just go ahead and do all those other items as well so you don't need to go back and drain/refill and replace the expansion tank when that decides to go.

Hopefully that was the largest repair bill I'll have to deal with for some time.

Matt

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1996 W202 C220
1996 W140 S320 L
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