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Charles 230SL

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Radiator for 230SL
« on: February 04, 2019, 21:20:10 »
hello all, looking for a new old stock (NOS) radiator, part no. 113-500-06-03. If you have any ideas or leads, I'd sure appreciate it.
thanks,,
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 01:08:15 by Charles 230SL »

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 21:37:04 »
Auto or standard?
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 22:52:31 »
its a standard shift, thanks

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 03:59:29 »
I have used radiator, untested, for manual transmission. Let me know if you would consider via PM.
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 18:00:26 »
If Igor's radiator doesn't work out try Gernold at SL Tech...

http://www.sltechw113.com/parts.html
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 01:44:01 »
thanks Kev, I just sent Gernold an email.


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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 05:38:41 »
I don't anticipate much luck finding a new (NOS) radiator so looks like I'll need to get mine re-cored.
Bud's Benz sells re-cored 'high-efficiency' radiators; https://www.budsbenz.com/catalog/230-250-280-sl/f-cooling/F232-001A.

Anyone in this group tried one of these?

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 13:35:20 »
You should be able to get yours re-cored for a lot less money.
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 14:58:19 »
I had mine re-cored for $400.  The untested used ones I found were all close to $1000.
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 00:42:49 »
I agree, $400-500 is probably the going rate for re-core. They paint it too, making it look brand new.

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 03:26:13 »
Just in the process of recoring mine in readiness for its 10,000 mile drive in the USA in a few months time.  I hope it is only 4-500 dollars
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 04:29:54 »
you guys probably think I'm nuts but my primary concern is how the radiator fits after it's re-cored.

My present radiator fits perfectly between the baffle plates and if the tanks and brackets are not aligned/soldered correctly around the new core, I'll have to bend the baffles to accommodate the misalignment. I also have AC on the car and the condenser coil is mounted to the baffles.

I was hoping that whoever does the re-cores for Buds' would have done enough W113 radiators by now to know how to get it right the first time. I'm probably being too picky..

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 04:59:36 »
Just had mine re-cored and I had the same concerns.  Like you, I have A/C, so the fit has to be right.  Unless you are having them install a "thicker" core you will be fine.  I believe any competent radiator shop will make sure the critical dimensions are held tight.

Oh...... mine fit perfectly and I hope yours does too.
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 01:09:59 »
thanks Don, that's good to hear.
I dropped the radiator off today and I'll keep my fingers crossed. thanks, Charles

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2019, 02:46:24 »
just an update,,,I picked up my re-cored radiator yesterday and it looks and fits great. The radiator shop installed a 3-row core and the total cost was $477.00 - not too bad.   

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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 17:12:45 »
Great, Charles!  Thanks for the report.
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 21:02:41 »
just an update,,,I picked up my re-cored radiator yesterday and it looks and fits great. The radiator shop installed a 3-row core and the total cost was $477.00 - not too bad.   

You should get better cooling from the 3 row as well.  I know I did, but then I also replaced the water pump so that may have helped as well.
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 23:28:38 »
Some things are best rebuilt and other things are best replaced with a new part. Of course, most of this has to do with how serviceable any given part might be. A steering box you would have rebuilt; a drag link, not on your life.
Same thing goes for chrome plating. Door handles you would re-plate and a trunk star you would buy new. You can certainly have a used trunk star plated and it will never look right because all of the sharp edges will be removed during the buffing process. Much of this is a mater of cost and availability of any given part. 
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Re: Radiator for 230SL
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2019, 02:09:57 »
yes
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