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Old 05-14-2002, 09:27 AM
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Coolant question...

I have a question regarding a particular brand of coolant used in MB's. Until now I have used distilled water until I change over to MB coolant. I've wondered why most techs I've talked to (in Georgia) have recommended PEAK antifreeze as the coolant they use if not MB brand. Two indies only use PEAK in the MB's they service ...Is there a specific reason for this? Of course I've flushed and filled my system with the PEAK pre-mixed formula (that states not to add water on the bottle) and bought like another four bottles for my other cars because they were clearing them out at Target for a buck each instead of the regular $5. My question (after the fact) to anyone in this forum is what kind of antifreeze do you use (if MB coolant is NOT used) ? Is PEAK's formula decent for the use in MB's? Just wondering.

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Old 05-14-2002, 12:17 PM
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What color is it?
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Old 05-14-2002, 02:13 PM
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Its orange in color and even on the container it says safe for all metals...
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Old 05-14-2002, 02:23 PM
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Well it actually says all metal protection on the container
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Old 05-14-2002, 10:52 PM
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Coolant

The orange stuff is usually the new "extended mileage" generation of coolant which is supposed to be better than the old green stuff. It usually say's Dexcool compliant or something like that on the label. I used the Prestone version in my '88 260e and have confidence that it will do just fine. Sounds like you got a deal on the Peak.
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Old 05-15-2002, 09:19 AM
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I'll probably try to get like another dozen or so containers for the heck of it because its on sale until the end of the week. I'll probably use it for my bikes to. I was thinking it should be alright since MB coolant is also orange-ish in color. Thanks for the input guys.
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