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Old 03-17-2001, 01:54 PM
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The recent coolant conversation shook loose this question, I have a green (happy St. Pattys day) coolant gage indicator thing that shows freeze temp/boil temp. Would it work on Mercedes coolant?
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Old 03-17-2001, 02:45 PM
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Refractometer versus Hydrometer

Jim, if your green coolant indicator gage thingy contains several "little balls," that is a hydrometer. Hydrometers are designed for a specific coolant chemistry. They would not be truly accurate when measuring the freeze point of a different chemistry.
For any coolant, your best measurement tool is a refractometer. Better cooling system service shops keep one in their tool box.
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