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Along this line--and I don't mean to hijack this thread--is $600 reasonable to replace all the radiator/heater hoses? I was quoted this by my indy who is an older MB specialist.
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Along this line--and I don't mean to hijack this thread--is $600 reasonable to replace all the radiator/heater hoses? I was quoted this by my indy who is an older MB specialist.
Sounds high, but so does everything else on these cars.

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Along this line--and I don't mean to hijack this thread--is $600 reasonable to replace all the radiator/heater hoses? I was quoted this by my indy who is an older MB specialist.
If the engine is anything like on my car, then yes it is. I can easily access all of the hoses minus the one going to to thermostat pretty dang easily. I wonder if 400$ of that is getting to that hose
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If the engine is anything like on my car, then yes it is. I can easily access all of the hoses minus the one going to to thermostat pretty dang easily. I wonder if 400$ of that is getting to that hose
That hose is a real bugger. During the install of my new thermostat, I must have taken the housing off 4 or 5 times because it wasn't sure the housing seal stayed in place due to all the contortions I had to go through to get that short piece of hose in it's proper position.

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I hear you my friend. This is going to be a good hit against the savings account. I would normally DIY this entire list, but much of it is under the car in tight spots, especially the sub-frame work, drive-line and steering coupling. With the exhaust being welded into one piece the entire system needs to be removed, sub-frame partially dropped, etc. If I had a lift in my garage and a free month I would be doing this.

I know what you mean about this not being the end of it, this is our 3rd old benz (2nd 107), and i've done all the work on them so far. This is the first time putting one in the shop, which is why I was a bit shocked at the labor costs. But hopefully this takes care of the major stuff under the car for a while. The next jobs go back to DIY mode. Sometimes you just gotta throw a couple grand at it. Besides, in Texas, the riding with the top off weather is just weeks away!
I have space in my warehouse with at least one lift available for you to use if you want to DIY it. The only challenge is my space is in Spring TX... PM me if you have any interest.
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I have space in my warehouse with at least one lift available for you to use if you want to DIY it. The only challenge is my space is in Spring TX... PM me if you have any interest.
I may take you up on this next time I need a lift! I'll bring the beer, if you drink of course.
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