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Old 05-14-2003, 01:51 PM
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Dreaded oil in coolant

The '91 300E (125K) I recently purchased had a head gasket replaced and the head overhauled before I bought it.

I just checked the recovery tank and it' milky and light brown. Is it common to have to flush the system several times to get this to go away, or do I need to take it back to the guy who repaired it?
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Old 05-14-2003, 07:31 PM
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I would take it back either way...

if he did it. You should have some warranty on the job. Don't you?
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Old 05-14-2003, 08:54 PM
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Benzmac or MBDOC has posted that they have to flush out the cooling system repeatedly with a citric solution to get rid of all the traces of oil.

I think it was Donnie that made the post. He said it's real hard to get rid of all of the residue.

Hopefully, that's your problem...
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Old 05-14-2003, 09:29 PM
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I think suginami is right. I called the gut who did the work and also my tech. Both said it's common to have to do repeated flushes to get the last trace of oil out.
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