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Which Antifreeze for an E220 CDi

Discussion in 'Engine' started by tamrsoft, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. tamrsoft

    tamrsoft Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Does anyone know the recommended spec for current MB cars, I have heard that you should only use the MB product (expensive), however Halfords expensive brand is quoted at MB spec 325.3 and is a more realistically priced product (about £15 per 5 litres)
     
  2. KLP 92

    KLP 92 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I use either the MB antifreeze or Mobil 1 antifreeze in my cars.

    I doubt there's much difference in other brands of antifreeze apart from the make and price.
     
  3. nickmann

    nickmann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The MB coolant is about £7.50 for 1.5 litres, which you then dilute 1:1 to give 3 litres for £7.50
     
  4. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    ANy antifreeze designed for mixed metal engines should do. The three year life stuff is better.

    Blue = 2 year life
    Dark green = 3 year
    red = 5 year
     
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  5. AMGBoy

    AMGBoy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    MB coolant is as good as any for 5 litres its about £20
     
  6. janner

    janner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not sure about the newer engines but I know if you use cheap antifreeze in older engines the waterpump and headgasket are far more likely to fail.
    For the tiny difference in price I'd stick with the MB stuff.
     

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