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Old 09-30-2003, 07:19 PM
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Angry Anti-freeze leak on 300E

Could I please get some help and advice,
My 300E 1990,has a serious antifreeze leak from under the engine.I noticed it 2 days ago after I had parked the car,only to come back and find alot of green stuff beneath the engine where I had parked.A friend thinks it might be the Waterpump.
Please give some advice on probable problem and price of fixing.
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Old 09-30-2003, 07:32 PM
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I would suggest opening the hood and trying to find it before worrying too much about the cost. It could be anything from a radiator or hose to the water pump. Water pumps don't cost too much but are a pia to change out. Make sure whoever you get to do it has done one before unless you diy. A fella here in town had a water pump go out on him right in front of a local "generic" auto repair shop. He ended up paying them $1200 and they it took em about 3 weeks because they boogered up the back water pump fasteners trying to get it off.
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Old 09-30-2003, 07:37 PM
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Could be anything.
If not obvious:
1) Make sure coolant level is ok.
2) Run car until it is at normal operating temp.
3) Look for source of leak.
4) Avoid getting hit by fan.
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
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Old 09-30-2003, 07:45 PM
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Thanks alot engatwork and csnow 4 yo advise and hints,feel better already,I'll try out your tips pronto.
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Old 10-01-2003, 04:36 AM
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This thread might be of some use in tracking down the leak if it's the water pump:

Finding a coolant leak M103

Hope this helps

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