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Old 02-06-2010, 08:47 PM
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What color is MB coolant?

I looked at coolant in my '05 E320CDI and it looked bluish green best I could tell is why I was wondering. I had figured the rusty colored stuff like G5, anyone here know?
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:52 PM
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:08 PM
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I looked at coolant in my '05 E320CDI and it looked bluish green best I could tell is why I was wondering. I had figured the rusty colored stuff like G5, anyone here know?
The coolant in my moms 05 CLK is also blueish green. hmmm...

MB coolant is orange/yellowish like TheDon said.
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I think factory fill coolant in the new MBs is the green/blue formulation.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:56 AM
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Don't all newer cars use that universal coolant (bluish-green I believe).
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:42 PM
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Mine's a yellowish white

I need to check to see what type was put in.
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Don't all newer cars use that universal coolant (bluish-green I believe).
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Don't all newer cars use that universal coolant (bluish-green I believe).
No, VW's coolant is pink.
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Zerex G-05, which is the mb equivalent, is very pale yellow, almost clear. Hardly any color to it at all...
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Zerex G-05, which is the mb equivalent, is very pale yellow, almost clear. Hardly any color to it at all...
I pulled out the receipt and that is what he put in. I can *2 on that comment.
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Zerex G-05, which is the mb equivalent, is very pale yellow, almost clear. Hardly any color to it at all...
Same color as the coolant pressure bottle, making it difficult to ascertain the coolant level.
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I've noticed that Febi coolant is a light straw/yellow colour.
The Lemforder coolant is blue/green.
I've used both at various stages... obviously not mixed together, but flushed out with clean water.

I prefer the lemforder because you can see how full the expansion tank is.
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Same color as the coolant pressure bottle, making it difficult to ascertain the coolant level.
That means you need to replace the bottle. They are white when new.
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That means you need to replace the bottle. They are white when new.
"New" is the operative word. My new bottle did not stay white for long.
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