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Old 02-10-2003, 06:14 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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Originally posted by ctaylor738
The green stuff has been blamed for many problems, but sudden cataclysmic overheating in the middle of winter isn't one of them.

If it were me, I would add a 50-50 mix of water and green stuff and drive it to the mechanic.
Yeah, and have the green stuff flushed and replaced with regular MB coolant.

I know this coolant thing is about as hotly debated as synthetic vs. dino oil, but Stu Ritter in the Star Magazine is pretty sanguine that MB coolant should only be used in Mercedes engines. It has a neutral ph, which green coolant does not. MB coolant also has conditioners in it that keep the seals in your water pump and the hoses in your car healthy.
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2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
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1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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