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Old 08-29-2002, 12:47 AM
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Coolant problem with W124 300E

My engine is spraying coolant everywhere <=\

The house came off (under pressure??) and it sprayed it all over my engine. After having my car towed home, that's when I found out.

Anyone have this problem before? I've always had coolant problems with my car...
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Old 08-29-2002, 07:23 AM
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well, if it's a hose that came off you just secure it properly. if it's that little elbow fitting up top, you gotta replace it...
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Old 08-29-2002, 10:20 AM
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Which hose and where?

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Old 08-29-2002, 04:22 PM
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the coolant hose leading to the radiator

it's loose, I put it back on but it's not a tight seal

Anyone know how to tighten it?
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Old 08-29-2002, 06:29 PM
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Unhappy If it is the top radiator hose...

check the neck of your radiator. It may be cracked. Common failure in these cars.
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Old 08-30-2002, 12:02 AM
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ok, thanks! it's on tightly but still dripping down...
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Old 08-30-2002, 12:15 AM
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This may sound like a dumb question, but did you check to see if the hose clips were still installed? Normally, when a hose leaks, all you have to do is just tighten the clip a little more; if your hose completely let go, I could see how one might have fallen off onto the roadway, and there's no way you'll be able to stop the leaking.

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Old 08-30-2002, 12:55 AM
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This may sound like a dumb question, but did you check to see if the hose clips were still installed? Normally, when a hose leaks, all you have to do is just tighten the clip a little more; if your hose completely let go, I could see how one might have fallen off onto the roadway, and there's no way you'll be able to stop the leaking.

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Old 08-30-2002, 04:21 AM
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the hose clips are still there. I tightened it. It all looks ok now...

with all of these problems, turbo/NOS ing it will look bad...
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Old 09-02-2002, 01:42 PM
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UH OH, i had this same problem with my car, I would drive and all the sudden the upper radiator hose would pop off, coolant everywhere. here is what I would have checked out

1. If u havn't done so alreay, replace the thermostat housing with the upgraded metal one for better fitting.
2. Check upper radiator neck for cracks or completely broken,
3. Have the water pump checked out...Mine started leaking from taking too long to repair the radiator.
4. Be sure to have all your radiator hoses replaced when getting the radiator done
5. One last thing, refill it with MB Coolant


I never really knew what went first, the radiator or the water pump, but i'd just get them both checked out...Soryy to say this cost me a total of around 1100, and ALOT of frustration
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