Author Topic: Getting Radiator out of W116  (Read 117 times)

SIP6A

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Getting Radiator out of W116
« on: 19 June 2019, 12:09 PM »
I'm trying to get the radiator out of my M-B W116 1980 SD Turbo Diesel.

This is a barn find I'm getting back on the road after 15 years sitting. The problem I am having is that the Radiator is stuck in the car. This radiator has rubber blocks on each side of the radiator that fit into steel channels. The rubber is still fairly soft but is stuck in these steel channels.

revilla

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Re: Getting Radiator out of W116
« Reply #1 on: 19 June 2019, 01:01 PM »
Hi
Have you removed the 2 metal brakets on each side that clip onto the rubber pieces?
Have you removed the 2 transmission oil hoses on the lower part?
Other than the 2 water hoses, the 2 brackets, the plastic fan frame and the 2 oil hoses there’s nothing else holding the radiator.
Hope that helps
Robert
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Re: Getting Radiator out of W116
« Reply #2 on: 19 June 2019, 01:50 PM »
LOTS of PB Blaster, and LOTS of elbow grease is generally needed.  Years of gunk makes that sucker stick in there good.  Wiggle-wiggle, spray-spray, you get the picture ;)
Daniel
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Re: Getting Radiator out of W116
« Reply #3 on: 19 June 2019, 05:08 PM »
79 W116 300SD 'Stormcloud' new as of 10/22/2017
78 W116 300SD 'Desert Rose' new as of 01/26/2014
83 W126 300SD 'Rena 2.0' with engine from 82 W126 300SD Rena' (SOLD and crushed 11-20-2017)

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Re: Getting Radiator out of W116
« Reply #4 on: 23 June 2019, 07:11 PM »
1980 300SD Worn out Engine
1979 280SE Euro Spec Import Crank Windows and Cloth Seats, needs head rebuild, and WUR rebuild
1979 300CD


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