Date registered: May 2003
Vehicle: 81' 300SD, 82' 300D
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RE: Is the MB dealership right?
The reason you must use MB or Xerex G-05 coolant is that they contain special additives to preserve the plastic parts in your cooling system and contain corrosion inhibitors to protect sensitive aluminum parts from corrosion. If you see a MB with a broken plastic radiator neck or radiator troubles, odds are it was using green non MB approved coolant. Change the coolant out every 2 years and the brake fluid once a year.
1981 300SD DB881 ext./code #236 leather int. aka: thistle green ext./olive int.
1982 300D, DB877 ext./code #135 mb-tex int. aka: petrol green ext./creme int.