www.W116.org - All about the Car!
Started by Mr Sherrers, 05 July 2023, 02:35 PM
Quote from: daantjie on 05 July 2023, 03:55 PMI'm sure other members will chime in too. I see part number 1162000215 which is the 84C one then there's also 1102000515 which is 87C.
Quote from: UTn_boy on 06 July 2023, 01:06 PMI've never seen or owned a 4.5 or 3..5 that didn't approach 100 degrees C while sitting in traffic on a hot day with the air conditioning on, or 90-95 degrees without air conditioning. Bear in mind that the cars I had were treated to new/rebuilt engines, cooling systems. Just stay away from aftermarket thermostats and water pumps. Both have tendency to be calibrated incorrectly, and the aftermarket water pumps usually have the impeller placed in the wrong position, which will either inhibit coolant flow or decrease it. Though, for your climate, a thermostat that opens sooner would be ideal. Remember that the other thermostats only open at a lower temperature, but they all open the same distance. So you may still experience what you are currently seeing. And remember, as long as it's not in the red on the temperature gauge, no worries. Here in the U.S. when these cars were new, (both the W108/W109 and W116 with the 3.5 and 4.5 engines) people were constantly taking their cars back to the dealership because the temperature gauge went up to 100C on a hot day. It was funny to see or hear their reactions when they were told it was normal. Some people accepted it, some argued, and many got rid of their new Mercedes because of this. It was a s*%t show in the early 1970's.
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