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Old 11-14-2013, 04:59 PM
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High mileage indeed!

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Originally Posted by andrewjtx View Post
I'll check mine. I haven't noticed any coolant loss. Possibly only a problem with high-mileage cars?

As I'm fond of posting, my car is only 50k.
You are fortunate to have a "nearly new" Mercedes. As to what causes the crack/leak problem, the answer so far is "we don't know." My personal suspicion is that whoever supplied the plastic to Bosch got the formula wrong on some of them. Most monovalves don't have this problem, especially cars that still have the original monovalve. Maybe Bosch moved the production line to China?

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