Thanks, Blackmercedes. Time was a limitting factor today as it is every day. Since I drained approx. two gallons and the fluid "looked" almost new (ie. no settlement, origional color etc...I know all about oxidation) I passed on the block drain.
Are you saying that the fact that I did not drain the block has resulted in overheating?
1) Why has this never happened to me before?
2) How do I correct?
1996 (W210) E300D 86K - Traded in for a Lexus
1992 (W124) 300D 2.5 Turbo 202K - Sold
1983 (W123) 300D, 146K - Sold
1970 280S, 263K - Sold - Beginning of addiction