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Coolant Change

So here I am, preparing for a trip from the South to the North, so I get this crazy Idea to change out my Oil. So I did, Mobil 1, 6.2 Quarts. I also had the Tires Rotated and then Rebalanced.
Then I get this other crazy Idea. Coolant Change. So I did. DIY.
I flushed the Radiator for 30 Minutes, off and on, off and on, car on, car off, with heater on. I spent a good long time on her. I installed the Factory Anti Freeze along with Distilled water, a 70/30 Mix.

I took her for a short drive, no Oil leaks, no Coolant burps or anything.

So I take a 25 Minute drive to the Bank, and what happens?
She starts SPUTTERING! Gagging! I could barely get 25MPH on the local highway! Temperature Gauge is where it should be. Check Engine Light comes on. ( I should have pulled the Codes BEFORE I wrote this yes? )

Guys: Is there an Air Bleed Screw I do not know about?
Do you think, there is Air trapped in the system?
Could that be causing the chugging?

Can anyone share any pictures of the possible air bleed screw/bolt?

Ref: 2000 C230 Kompressor, 108, 238 Miles.


Mea culpa, Mea Culpa. Somebody help!

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Assuming you did nothing wrong in the process, that wouldn't account for those symptoms. The most likely thing is that either you accidentally knocked something loose (or maybe cracked a connector that broke) while you were doing your maintenance, or else it's something unrelated that was just a mere coincidence.

Either way, you're right, you should have first checked for codes.

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gregs210-yeah, I knew I was going to be busted on that note!
I will wait for the ol' gal to cool down some bit and get the codes.
Your right about knocking a hose loose here or there.
Hopefully CEL Code will let me know and I will quickly find out!
Better here, locally, at home than on the road!

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