Radiator Repair Shops
I was told this morning that I may need to replace my radiator, and was told that a replacement OEM unit is
$1300. Please tell me there is an alternative.
'84 928S 5-speed
If the plastic end bottles are still good, then you can have a new OEM Behr radiator core installed for
Tanks 'N Tabs
423 enos Reed Dr
Nashville, TN 37210
He seems to be the only one I've talked to who knows the various 928 radiator configurations and he is a
Behr authorized service facility.
I used Jim's Radiator Repair out of Oklahoma. http://www.webtek.com/jims/
They put on new side tanks and gaskets and the radiator has been fine since.
Cost was just over $100 and they did know about 928 radiators. They had been
recommended by people on the Mercedes list.
'83 928 S 5-speed (U.S. spec)
'88 928 S4 5-speed
The Behr radiators in our cars have plastic end tanks on each side of the radiator. One failure that seems to be common is a deterioration in the gasket between the plastic end tank and the aluminum radiator core. This may be evidenced by a leak in the upper right (US passenger side) of the radiator. In such a case, it is possible to replace the end tanks with their integral neoprene seals and reuse your old core. This repair should cost about $300 in parts and labor. Because of the heavy crimp ring that secures that side tanks, this is not a typical "do it yourself" job. Radiator shops, however, seem to have the proper tools to do it.
'87 928S4 5-sp
Most 928 radiator failures are the plastic passenger end tank. Most of the failures occur after 10 years plus. We offer a new replacement tank and gasket for $100. The tank is held on by a crimp strip and can be replaced by most home mechanics. The aluminum radiator with plastic tank is a very common and most good radiator shope know how to replace them. If you buy a new radiator, we'll give credit for your old radiator even if you don't get it from us.
My 86 5-speed developed a slight leak at the top passanger side plastic tank of the radiator. I removed the radiator and took it to several places in the Northern VA-Washington DC area attempting to get it repaired. Several shops were not interesed in trying to fix it after finding out that it was a Porsche radiator.
I discovered a radiator repair shop located in Rockville MD, Loopers Service, that was able and willing to repair the plastic side tanks and warrant the work for a resonable fee. They actually specialize in antique radiator repair but do a lot of service on MB's that just happen to use the same type Beru radiators the 928 uses. They even had a 928 replacement plastic tank and gasket in stock! They repaired my radiator in less than one day for $84.00 (I supplied the replacement tank that I ordered from 928 International-thanks Mark)
I spoke with Pat Gauss (from Motor Week) on his radio program last Saturday and he recommended Loopers. I do as well! Great service, the radiator is repaired and now has over 1000 miles on it----no leaks, running cool.
Their website is at www.loopersc.com
86 928 s
I had a tank seal replaced in my '83 and it seems to be holding fine after 3yrs. I used a place called Jim's Radiator that was recommened by various people on the Mercedes list. I think they go by Tulsa Radiator now - 800-598-2809 4119 South 87th East Ave, Tulsa OK 74145.
'83 928 S 5-speed (U.S. spec) 59K miles
'88 928 S4 5-speed 112K miles
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