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Old 02-04-2002, 12:34 PM
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Question needed....pic of what the coolant should look like

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone can post or email me what the coolant should look like.

I had the head gasket replaced awhile back and I was just checking things out and when i looked inside...i saw what seemed to be some oily looking thing.

I remember from the research about the head gasket problem that one of the symptoms is oil in the coolant tank....wonder how throughly the garage i took it.....did a coolant flush.

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Old 02-05-2002, 12:23 AM
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I don't have a pic, but MB coolant should be light orange in color. There should be no oily residue in the coolant.
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Old 02-05-2002, 01:33 AM
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Old 02-05-2002, 10:05 AM
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when they do the head gasket, they should have changed the oil and flushed out the coolant. if they didn't flush out the coolant and just topped it off afterterward, oil could have already gotten into the coolant. i suggest you flush it out as described in the DIY section...
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Old 02-05-2002, 10:19 AM
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I think I will re-flush the coolant

The reason I even looked was I saw some green fluid on the driveway. So I thought maybe it was the coolant or something because MB has a different colored coolant....from what I read.

I was just concerned when I saw oil deposits....but didn't see the milky color people often said about when they had the head gasket problem

Now looks like I'll have to change the transmisson fluid and filter.

Last week we had some major snow and ice and I think the car bottomed out trying to get out the parking lot @ work. Ever since then I've noticed some green fluid from the front end of the car.

-ren

PS transmission fluid is green right?
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Old 02-05-2002, 11:17 AM
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green is coolant - and not the recommended one at that. MB coolant is either red or straw colored...
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Old 02-05-2002, 03:12 PM
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thank you all!!!
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Old 02-06-2002, 12:06 AM
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MB Coolant is orangeish yellow, Transmission fluid is red. If you saw green it's coolant (not MB).
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