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WHEN TO REPLACE COOLANT?

Just joined forum today-20003 CLK 320 Cabriolet 48K original miles
Dealer told me coolant looked a little dirty and weak and should flush/replace($190).Manual says 15 years or 150K miles.What would you do?
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LOL, what would you do? erm I would find a different dealer for starters. I take it this car is a prototype judging by the year 20003 Welcome to Benzworld.

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Thanks Eric,I just remembered a different dealer flushed/refilled coolant on 11/06 @22K miles because of rodent damage to hose and wiring.So..its been 6 1/2 years/26K miles since last change.I'll get a second opinion.
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A simple test of the coolant using the correct equipment tells us what we need to know, and telling a customer it looks dirty and weak is not the answer I would be looking for.

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