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Old 04-16-2002, 08:16 PM
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radiator capacity

i have a 1982 mercedes benz 300d turbo- diesel with over 300,000 miles on it it still has the original radiator, however i starting to have overheating problems.
a friend of mine wants to flow check the radiator to see if its clogged, but he needs to know how many quart capacity does the radiator hold.
can anybody help me out on this one ?
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Old 04-16-2002, 09:02 PM
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Basicly 3 gals. I just flushed and filled my '83 300TD. It actually takes 11.6 quarts, again, basicly just about 3 gals.
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Old 04-17-2002, 10:08 AM
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Are you referring to just the radiator and not the entire cooling system? I am not sure of the exact number but the radiator will hold conderably less coolant than the entire cooling system holds.
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Old 04-17-2002, 11:06 AM
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The radiator holds about 3 1/2 to 4 quarts - about 1 gallon. The rest of the coolant, about 8 qts., is in the engine.

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