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what' happen if i dont mix coolant with water?

i bought coolant on saturday, for my c240 automatics, years 2003, servive part man told me it is allready mixed just pour it in. yesterday, i drain it and pour it in, now today i find out by reading the intruction that it recomment that 50/50 mix. i did trust service part man for his advice now iam in problem. now what should i do? does heater will work (it was not hot like before or not event hot at all), my budget is extremly tight so i can not afford another coolant and do the job again. what happen if just leave it like that? is it necessary for me to redo the job again. i am confused. please help!!!
the red drainage bold under radiator can not be take off ? is it right? some how all i can only loose it and let it drain out, please tell me whether or not the drain plug can be take off completely, Thanks!
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i bought coolant what happen if just leave it like that? is it necessary for me to redo the job again. i am confused. please help!!!
the red drainage bold under radiator can not be take off ? is it right? some how all i can only loose it and let it drain out, please tell me whether or not the drain plug can be take off completely, Thanks!

what You can do is just add water to the Radiator you don’t need to redo all of it Coolant have to mix. it is no good fore the water pipes of your car neat

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Thanks, what do you mean by this " it is no good fore the water pipes of your car neat"? would you please explain!

what should i do to reset the message "check coolant" because i just fill up and it is full. i read owner manual and try to do it but the message still there. Thanks
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Water has more specific heat than coolant so coolant alone doesn't cool as efficiently. We are entering winter so it is not a big deal. It is not as important if you are living in cooler climate.
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thanks for clarifing! now i understood! do you have any idea how to reset "check coolant" message? thanks! i acttually let coolant drained out of my car overnight and refill it the next day. does it have any thing to do wlth the message "check coolant" which i doesnt go away when i try reset it or i may not know how to reset?? please help! Thanks!

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we mited understood u mores if u writed in corrected englishes,,,,i confuse!!!!!
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i sorry for my bad english! my car is fine before i changed coolant but after i changed coolant there is a message "check coolant level" in instrument pannel. would you please help me how to reset. FYI (for your information) i drained coolant and and left radiator empty over night. now iam wondering is it bad to leave radiator empty that long? if i leave empty radiator for long period of time does it register in computer as code (so i cannot reset normally) or it burnout the sensor or the dirty cover the sensor??? please help me to reset it or give me differential diagnosis and how to fix it. i really want do much care to my car but now i am frustrate because i cann't be more helpfull to my car! Thanks!
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Well, if one writes the best English he/she can do, that should be enough (I'm not native English speaking myself, I hope it is OK). "On line" spelling checker with firefox is one of my best friends, even if it can't cope with my most complex typing errors)

On the topic, no problem to have the engine coolant drained for a day. The fact that you have a warning indicator sounds like a bad sensor or sensor wire. Have you checked the sensor? You don't need to reset it, just have the radiator filled to the correct level. Did you check the coolant level after running the engine a while?

By the way, are you sure you did use the correct coolant type for your engine?

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Thanks your complement, your patient on my behalf and spelling checker with firefox advice!

as i mention, i followed advive from servive part man that i don't need to mix the coolant and just poor it in. i did poor into my radiator with concentrate coolant ( coolant from mercedes benz) however it was not full it just got to bottom of reserve tank, at this moment (the message "check coolant level" in intrument pannel is on), i read the intruction on the bottler which recomment 50/50 mix. i got frustrated and confuse because i am in short of budget and can not afford to buy another coolant. i decide to fill up the rest of reserve tank with distill water (i fill it to the black top cover of reserve tank as owner manual indicate, i pour the fluid exactly the amount i draind out because i measure it just in case). servive part men told me that their coolant (orange color fluid) use for any kind of mercedes however my original coolant color is blue??? did servive part man screw me up again??? please help!!! Oh, how do i check sensor??? i did not do that.
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i just called servive part man about coolant, he confirm me that is correct coolant, however he dont know anything about the different color??? did distill water (inside reserve tank) do any harm to the sensor or the residue cover the sensor?? please tell me the location of the sensor and how to check it please!!!
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