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Old 10-14-2008, 03:53 PM
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Gotta love all the cast iron! My dad overheated my SD once.We let it cool down, put a new water pump in it and refilled just by filling through the upper radiator hose and it was all good!
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:30 PM
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First of all to fill back up your MB you should always reconnect everything and fill it by the Expansion tank! no other way!! It is Slow BUTTTT no over heating problems!!! i have done countless OM617/M-B engine coolant flush and never had any problem"or overheating problems" so, fill it with 55%Mercedes-Benz coolant/45% water or at -37/-39 freezing temps.

I strongly suggests that you should use M-B yellow coolant, it is the best and the right thing that is supposed to cool your engine! not that green crap Zerex is OK but it is not the Real M-B coolant.

So like i said open up a beer, relax and take your time it is long to fill it that way throught the expension tank, BUT you wont any problems......
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:35 PM
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Thumbs up oooops i forgot

By the way if you do not want to remove the "block collant drain plug" you could, just remove the water pump and thermostat housing. So from the hole of the thermostat casting where the coolant temps switch is, pour some water until clear water comes out. That way you will get most of the old crap out! i did this many time over and over again without any hassle!

Good Luck! TAKE YOUR TIME do it right, the Mercedes-Benz way the right way! (Beer + patience will get you through it!)
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:34 PM
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I filled it from the expansion tank, and that's what caused the problem. From now on I will fill from the upper radiator hose. The car still starts quickly, runs fine and has no pressure in the cooling system when the car is cold so I think it's OK.

Good ol' cast iron 617!
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:57 PM
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I wish I was overheaded.

Good to know no harm was done.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:18 PM
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Stupid edit post feature won't change the main thread title.
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