Don't mean to stir up the waters here in the midst of the great coolant debate, but I do have a question for someone on the list with a REAL chemistry background.
If non-MB coolant will destroy "plastic" parts in the MB vehicle, how is it that this nations chemical mfgs. are able to ship extremely corrosive chemicals in "plastic" bottles?
I use MB coolant just to cover the bases, but like Bill, I'm leary of this MB coolant debate. I may not be comparing apples-to-apples, but I believe that most of the aluminum used in autos is pretty much the same. How is it that 2 of my Japanese vehicles have gone 550,000 miles collectively on Prestone(evil green stuff) without replacing the radiators,
losing a head gasket, or any of the other things that can happen?
Just a thought.
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