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OK, as usual, it often helps to consult the instructions !

WSM states that the 352 engine uses coolant spec 325.
I also found a TSN on the other side of the tracks.

Like oils, this is a seriously mal-informed subject. Make of it all what you will, but I will be sticking to MB spec.
I posted a link to that list in post # 4 if your looking for a list
 

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I posted a link to that list in post # 4 if your looking for a list
Your right Trev - 10 out of 10 for you :grin
I did not click on that link as any website that starts with a non-word like "bevo" followed by what looks official, I treat like the plaque :wink
 

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Your right Trev - 10 out of 10 for you :grin
I did not click on that link as any website that starts with a non-word like "bevo" followed by what looks official, I treat like the plaque :wink
It's Mercedes's approved fluids list. All of them. Lots of info if scroll through the spec numbers. Even washer fluid!
 

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Well, the news is not good - due to the extensive damage caused by the cleaning that was done when I imported the mog, it has sprung several leaks in that area - now I am up for a recore. However, the local radiator specialist want $1200 for a recore !!! I suspect the does not want the job hence the high quote. I can buy a new one from Germany for that price !
Ian/Nashy, have you ever had a recore done ? If so how much - I am happy to ship this thing accross the country if need be if the recore can be done at a more respectable cost.
 

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I have two second hand radiators here that were both removed from working vehicles. If you email or SMS me I will send you some pics. I can also have the radiator assessed or serviced if needed.

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I have two second hand radiators here that were both removed from working vehicles. If you email or SMS me I will send you some pics. I can also have the radiator assessed or serviced if needed.

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Thanks Ben, I might take you up on something - as long as it fits - the U1000
radiator is a bit smaller than the U1200 & up types. Have one of those ?
 

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Thanks Ben, I might take you up on something - as long as it fits - the U1000
radiator is a bit smaller than the U1200 & up types. Have one of those ?
I do have one out of a U1250 424.126. if you send me some dimensions i will measure before we go further.

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Radiator dimensions

Pieter, as far as I know, the cab dimensions are the same on all the mogs, so any mog radiator will fit. Yours being a baby U1000, so I guess MB fitted a little radiator to it. Let me know if you need any dimensions from mine, it is easy to get to.
Thanks Ian, I believe it is all to do with the lower bonnet (hood for our US friends).

I will be picking up the radiator later today, but from the frame, it is roughly 640 wide, 490 high. There is added height from the shroud that makes it 100mm taller.

I have a planB - adapting a new radiator from a V8 Holden - I already have a GM clutch and Holden seats - so what the heck ! but I will have a go at fixing the radiator myself first.
 

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Radiator recore

i have had mog rads recored here in canada and its about $600 CDA
Thanks Tmax - good to have the comparison - that is in the ballpark compared to what a recore costs in Germany and UK. Still about 1/2 of what they want here. I guess it is inevitable given the decline of old world craftmanship !
 

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Here's some photos of mine, measures 640mm wide x 540mm high.

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Core measures at 595x480x55mm

The silver bracket replaces the OEM support to stop it rocking forward, works with the OEM threaded rod to the mudguard support. .

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I have an a/c condenser and pusher fan on the front of the radiator, and it all just fits behind the grill.

I can't see any differences between my cab and yours, just the grill/bonnet. How high is your grill? Mine is 420mm max (next to to where the U1250 badge is)
 

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Hello Ian, thanks for that. Just back from town.
As I suspected, the only difference is height - my core is only 400mm high. It is that sloping bonnet that does it :grin

I dug into the damaged area with gusto - I think I can at least do a temporary repair whilst I explore my options. They had the bottom tank off - for inspection/cleaning I trust. I just hope they managed to seal it back properly - this could be the reason they just gave up as the damaged tubes can be tied off with too much hassle.

I will need to clean the area a bit more and then take my time. Fortunately, time is something I have a lot of :smile

All in all, I will have lost 5 tubes - not a big deal in the overall scheme of things. This is a 3 row radiator for those who might be interested. So, 49 columns gives 147 tubes. So I have lost 3.4% of my capacity. I can live with that.
 

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