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Old 01-04-2002, 05:06 PM
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Question 300e Head Replacement Sucess!! Coolant?

Thanks to all who offered me assistance and guidance thru this process. Yes I made a few rookie mistakes going thru it.(Stripping the bolt for the rotor plate into the cam: cost me a week)
Put it together last night and turned over and ran well , no smoke and fluids were clean!! Also lots of power.
My idle is about 1600 rpms but I think that because I broke the little black sensor with the two vacuum lines on the top, front of the head.

Question I put plain water to start it up but want to flush the cooling system. Any suggested way to do this and also recommended antifreeze for 300e.

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Mike V
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Old 01-04-2002, 05:24 PM
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Here we go with the antifreeze wars. I think the best insurance is a gallon of MB antifreeze from your MB dealer. Since you just got through working through this job, I expect $12 for a gallon of antifreeze as insurance might be palletable(sp?).

Congrats on a job well done,
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Old 01-04-2002, 09:46 PM
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Mike:

Drain the water from the block and radiator and refill with a mix of Shout! (from local grocer) and water. The Shout is an excellent de-greaser and doesn't foam -- works quite well and run it thru for a few minutes, then drain, then repeat with plain water and drain again. Use MB coolant as MikeV recommended -- might as well since you've come this far.

Make sure you fill entire block by removing the 14mm bolt next to the oil dipstick (there's 2 of them side by side -- I use the one closest to cabin). When coolant starts to overflow from this hole, screw bolt back in and finish filling radiator.

Good luck and nice work!

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