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Originally Posted by tjts1 View Post
What about the water pump?

Currently in the middle of swapping out the E320 radiator for an E500 radiator. Also doing hoses and water pump at the same time. The E320 radiator is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen. Its the same thickness as the AC condenser. The E500 radiator core is more than double the capacity.
You know, after I got home I thought... the water pump is basically the only thing that was not changed. I wonder how long those usually last? They did a full inspection of the car and didn't say anything about it. I presume it's perfectly fine.

I'd imagine the bigger engine requires a larger radiator? My E320 stays dead center on the temp gauge at all times, without having done any hill climbing (yet) ... seems totally fine to me.



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