OTOH, we owned an 84 XJ6 sedan that was remarkably reliable - even drove it
to Cincinnati and back w/o incident.  Local techs weren't all that
expensive either.  This was back in the 80s.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:08 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> My Suburban has one of those in plastic that ended up failing up by the
> airport last year.  Luckily mama still had AAA coverage on it so got it
> flatbedded home after it puked all the coolant on the airport access road.
> It was a bugger to replace, and really annoys me that a cheap
>
> plastic fitting can cause a fatal error.  Oh well, the first one lasted 15
> years, maybe this one will go a few more years, but I wonder what other
> fatal parts lie within.
>
> --FT
>
>
> On 9/22/16 7:45 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
>
>> I know that hose on the firewall of the XKE. I believe the XJs had them
>> too. Imagine my surprise when I found the W140 has a very similar tee
>> fitting just like the Jags! They fail just as catastrophically in Mercedes,
>> too.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>
> --
> --FT
>
>
>
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