Date registered: Dec 2008
Vehicle: w204 (C350ELE)
Location: Miami, Fl and Mar del Plata, Argentina
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There are several antifreeze formulas meeting MB Sheet 325.0. In the US, Zerex 05 y G48 are the ones listed by Bevo Daimler.
As for the use of other formulas, account should be taken to the materials involved in radiators, engine, etc (aluminum, iron, magnesium, carbon steel, copper, plastic polymers, rubber...). Specially, knowledge should be had of the reaction of the different materials, e.g.: aluminum forms a sacrificial coat to protect it from rusting (gray film), this, with the fluid circulating, can be carried along the galleries or the serpentines in the radiators.
Why be penny wise, pound foolish? Or is it plain laziness?
A car would show appreciation for preventive maintenance by never leaving his owner stranded.
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