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Old 05-08-2003, 10:07 AM
Kestas Kestas is offline
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Location: Motor City, MI
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It's understandable

Originally posted by suginami
I just don't understand why anyone would want to "risk" their car with a different coolant when Mercedes specifically recommends against it, especially when we're only talking about a difference of $1 - $2 per gallon, in a car that is worth about $10,000.
Mercedes has a habit of insisting on using their expensive products. Aftermarket sales can be so lucrative in the automotive business that I wonder if car sales are simply a loss-leader for aftermarket service!

If we can get hard data on issues like this coolant, perhaps everybody on this board can save a few bucks and have the convenience of buying from somewhere other than the dealer. Where I live, compared with the local auto supply houses, the dealer is inconvenient to get to and has limited hours.

Jay, could you please expand on the research you've done?
95 E320 Cabriolet, 131K
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