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New to Benze. Waht's the green grease.

I am looking to purchae my first Benze (2001 E320 wagon AWD). I found one that looks perfect in and out and ran great with 102k miles. After my testdrive I opened the hood and say a significant amount of green grease on the cross member. Could this be something serious or just a a simple seal?
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I can't answer that but please join us on the W210 forum (that is what what MB calls what you are considering). Just scroll down from this general forum and you'll find us in the sedans section. Welcome to BenzWorld.org

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Depending on where it is, it could possibly be AC refrigerant with the UV dye that someone put in to try to locate a leak. Here's an example on mine.

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That is the color. The A/C lines coming out of the comnpressor look clean and dry. This has just collected on the corssmember just in front of the engine. The owner is going to let me put it on a lift for a final inspection before purchase. I was worried it might be something cominmg from the AWD transfer case. I have no experience with MB (yet) and could not think of what else other than antifreeze would come in that color. Thanks for the reply.
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Proper MB antifreeze is not green.

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