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 05-21-2002, 10:46 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Joliet Illinois
Posts: 309
Coolant Flushing

I recently changed the coolant in my '88 260e which is basically the same motor as your 300e. First I drained the coolant from the two drain valves mentioned in the previous posts. Then I took a garden hose with a spray nozzle and flushed the remaining coolant out through the reservoir and radiator cap, then removed the hose from the monovalve and flushed through that. It seemed to get all the old coolant out. I poured about 1/2 gallon of distilled water through the radiator and buttoned everything up.

When refilling, make sure to use equal parts of water (I use distilled) and coolant. Too much coolant and you lose cooling efficiency. Refill slowly and keep squeezing the upper radiator hose to burp all the air out. There is also a small bleeder screw on top of the head but I didn't find it very helpful.

I didn't find the process any more difficult than other cars except for the monovalve setup which causes some difficulty in flushing the heater core.
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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 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