R129 500 SL 1991
Copper scourer in the top hose was an unconventional idea, but it appears to have helped thank goodness
Actually, it was perfect. The pad needed to be scrunched up to stuff into the hose, but water flowed freely and the mesh was fine enough to catch the debris. I suspect there might be a little something left in the system, but what came out was significant and surely caused the overheating and the erratic sensor movement. A lot of junk moving through, but with pressure from the heat and pump, i am sure material passed through, the temp dropped, but then went right back up when clogged up again. Very frustrating to say the least, but finally over! Thanks very much for all of the expertise and insight and also staying with the issue throughout.Copper scourer in the top hose was an unconventional idea, but it appears to have helped thank goodness
Thanks! I am too. What a pain to get there, but its over now. After doing the copper mesh filter, I went online to see if there are any available filters for radiators, and I find out there is, $70-90. I like my $1 DYI.To me is like yesterday, for others.....
Long time ago the radiators had copper, soldered tanks.
If it was clogged they would acid bath, rod /clean.
Hole in center.
No problem, solder it.
Would last forever.
Now days, plastic, aluminum.
That is why I said use the hose and rag trick,
So you can control, check volume...
you got me on the copper scouring filter pad. Loool.
Thithasko ae thithaskomenos.
I preach, I learn.
Not exact, but you get the idea.
I'm glad it worked.
Both ramps and jackstands come in all levels of quality. I never could understand why people buy cheap jackstands.I do have ramps, for years, I haven't used.
Most of the time have to remove the wheels.
I have replaced, steering gear box, struts, ball joints, engine mounts, brakes, etc. Etc.
In some cases, had to remove the exhaust.
For me J stands are much, much easier.
For other jobs, James uses a pit, Rob ramps.
It all depends on the job, and preference.
Many ways to skin a cat.
I would love to have a lift.