Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-29-2002, 03:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 178
is it SAFE to pour coolant into a styrofoam cup?

Hi all!

This morning I checked my coolant level on my '90 190E (cold). I see that the level is about 1 inch from the "arrow pointing at the line" mark. I remembered during my last major service, the tech told me to add water if the coolant level is a little low. Using a styrofoam cup, I poured about 8-10oz of (filtered) water into it and then poured it into the resevoir. I then decided to add some coolant. Again, using the same cup, I poured about 5-6oz of M-B orange coolant into it and then poured the coolant into the resevoir. The coolant level was now just slightly above the arrow mark.

For some reason after I had done this, I remembered something about how styrofoam cups tend to melt, degrade, or deform when they come in contact with certain chemicals. I immediately inspected the cup I was using but didn't see any degradation or deformity. The cup looked and felt no different than in its unused condition.

I used a styrofoam cup because it was disposable and allowed me to eaily add water/coolant without spilling. Does coolant have any effect on styrofoam? And is it SAFE and OKAY to pour coolant into a styrofoam cup and then pour it into your resevoir? Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-29-2002, 03:37 PM
Swedish Diesler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sweden
Posts: 106
No problem whatsoever.
__________________
/Per

MB E300TDT -98
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2002, 11:45 AM
PaulC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Just don't use it for your morning coffee.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2002, 11:47 AM
csnow's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,127
Just don't try that with gasoline! Or, do try it with gasoline just to see what happens, but be careful.
__________________
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, 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