Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2001, 07:38 PM
Registered User
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Diamond Bar, CA
Posts: 73
Just replaced coolant and flushed the radiator with water over the weekend. I can only refill about 8 quarts of 50/50 water/anti-freeze mixture into the system. As per owner's manual, the capacity should be 10.6 quarts. Assuming there is 2.6 quarts water in the system before refilling (because I flushed the system with water), this makes the overall water/anti-freeze mixture 62/38. How do you guys deal with this problem?
Harry (94 C280)
Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2001, 09:02 PM
Posts: n/a
I just had the exact same experience on my "95 C280. To try to correct it I drained about a quart of coolant mixture out and replaced it with a quart of 100% coolant. This will get you close to the 50/50 mixture. Actually 60/40 is ok. It will actually transfer more heat at 60/40 than at 50/50, but the freeze point will be slightly higher and the boiling point will be slightly lower. I would still shoot for the recommended 50/50 to ensure that the anti-corrosives are right.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C280 Coolant Temp High at Idle vince Tech Help 31 08-07-2015 06:16 AM
'95 C280 coolant flush dprestayko Tech Help 6 11-30-2007 12:08 PM
Coolant leaks and general weirdness. rwthomas1 Diesel Discussion 10 05-30-2003 05:49 PM
engine coolant plug on C280 Boborann Tech Help 2 06-16-2002 09:50 PM
96 C280 Coolant Change Martineau Gauda Tech Help 2 09-23-2001 10:13 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page