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#961 of 1173 Mercedes vs. Prestone Anti Freeze
Oct 08, 2007 (6:25 pm)
I just changed the anti freeze in my 2001 E430 with 90K miles. The MB coolant has such a faint pink color to it, it is hard to see in the expansion tank where the level is.
Does any one really think that the engine/gaskets will be damaged if the system is completely is flushed out of MB coolant, and latest version of Prestone coolant is used?
I have a very tough time believing that every car maker out there must have their own coolant. The cost difference is like $12 a gallon. The money is not the issue, I don't care for the MB's clear color.
#962 of 1173 Re: Mercedes vs. Prestone Anti Freeze [jodar96]
Oct 09, 2007 (11:33 am)
I have owned three MB vehicles over the years and I was informed never to use the regular antifreeze as it doesn't meet MB specs and contain the necessary anti-corrosives and
ph neutrality that MB coolant does......Is this true? I have no idea, but I don't care to take the risk! Good luck!
#963 of 1173 1992 300E upgrades for headlights & radio
Oct 11, 2007 (5:54 pm)
I just inherited my mother's '92 300E. A really nice--and very gently used--car with only 68,000 miles.
I've always been a Mercedes fan-- especially back when these cars were built to a standard, rather than to a price.
But can anyone offer suggestions for upgrading the radio and the headlights for a pre-facelifted W124? (The headlights are dim, and the radio has poor sound, lousy ergonomics, and no CD player).
I would appreciate any recommendations for aftermarket products and/or potential replacement pitfalls.
PS: Does anyone read this forum? Seriously, there are still tens of thousands of these cars on the road....
#964 of 1173 E320 parts - cupholder
Oct 14, 2007 (9:22 am)
The crappy plastic cupholder assembly in my center console is not working on my 2003 E320. I was able to remove it but hate to pay the outrageous cost that the dealer charges for a new one. Are there any sellers of Mercedes parts for this kind of item? The MB parts places I found on the net don't carry this kind of item. Any ideas would be appreciated.
#965 of 1173 Re: E320 parts - cupholder [zeen]
Oct 14, 2007 (12:50 pm)
Have you tried performanceproducts4benz .com?
#966 of 1173 Re: E320 parts - cupholder [heywood1]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Heywood: Thanks. That site sell primarily accessories, not replacement parts.
#967 of 1173 Re: E320 parts - cupholder [zeen]
Oct 17, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Performanceproducts4benz sells replacement parts and accessories, depending upon model. Also, MBCA members receive a discount. Full disclosure: I do not belong to MBCA.
#968 of 1173 Re: Mercedes vs. Prestone Anti Freeze [jodar96]
Oct 24, 2007 (8:10 am)
Latest issue of the MB Star magazine covers this subject. The article stated that ONLY MB coolant is to be used because of the complexity of the differant components in the system.Also do not use "works with any system" type of coolant.
If you want to keep on top of the latest info recommend that it is a good idea to join MBCA. Only $45 per year.
#969 of 1173 Re: drgnfly [microrepair]--Yoko Tires
Oct 24, 2007 (8:23 am)
Back in June you posted that you liked Yoko tires. Am in the market for my 2005 CDI.What type of tire did you refer to? Need an all season tire. If anyone else has a recommendation would appreciate the input.
#970 of 1173 Re: E320 parts - cupholder [zeen]
Oct 31, 2007 (1:26 pm)
How about trying a few local junk (er, recycling) yards..
Oh, sorry, MB's don't wear out, do they...!! But there must be one or two someplace that had accidents!!!