Buying advice - C220 - Behr/Valeo rad issue.

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Hi - just looking for some informed advice please fellas. I'm well aware of the issues surrounding the radiator issues on the c 220 cdi but am looking to buy a car maybe 5/6 years old - 51 plate through to 04. Would this problem surface early on in the cars life or can it happen anytime. Say I got a car that had 80/90 k on it but it had the Valeo rad - would the problem have been more likely in the earlier years or could it still be a potential problem now.

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Hello Steve. because it has not happened it is no guarantee that it will not. Can you tell the owner/ garage of your concerns and get the price down to allow foe a new rad.

I have heard in the pipe line that a firm is bringing out a mod kit tat uses a separate cooler for the box fluid
 
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Any idea of cost involved to change rads by an indie - just to factor this in as a bargaining tool ??
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I cant Steve prices are not my line,,someone should give an idea later in the day.

You could do a web search,,a firm in Ireland was selling them at £110
 
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