04 CLK500 temperature gauge reads 100 degrees Celsius - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jul 2013
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kajtek1 View Post
Good luck figuring it out.
MB never had green coolants. The older coolants were pee color, the new ones are pretty blue.
I'll have to withdraw some to figure out it's true color, but until then, how do I replace the fluid? Is it a difficult task to do?
rsoheilian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 05:21 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Kajtek1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
Posts: 31,752
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1119 Post(s)
You will find about 1000 recipes, but what I do is buy about 3x the system capacity of distillate water and radiator cleaner.
I usually add cleaner to the old fluid and drive with it for few miles while using heating.
Drain using radiator drain, refill with DW and drive again. Repeat 2 more times before refilling with MB coolant. I don't have to worry about low freezing point, so I usually buy 1 gallon of MB coolant and top it off with DW.
Kajtek1 is online now  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jul 2013
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
So, I was wrong the coolant was that yellowish color that you stated, and it was genuine mercedes coolant, but even then I wanted to take extra precautionary measures, so I had another coolant flush. The mechanic switched out the coolant with the blue MB coolant, but it still hits 100 when stationary and through traffic.
rsoheilian is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 08:52 AM
Outstanding Contributor
 
keyhole's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
Posts: 10,451
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 356 Post(s)
My CLK service manual advises to change the coolant at either: 15 years or 115k miles.

Why are you changing yours?
keyhole is online now  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 08:12 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Kajtek1's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
Posts: 31,752
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1119 Post(s)
It was about 2003 or 2004 when MB started to install chem pack in coolant reservoir, therefore extending the coolant life to 15 years.
Those models with no chem pack still have 3 years intervals. I am extending it to 5-6 since I have no freezing, but that is about all.
Now rsoheilian I have to repeat my advise to get infra-red thermometer and do some troubleshooting.
Kajtek1 is online now  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 11:32 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
Date registered: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 1967 250S, twin Weber carbs, automatic trans, power windows, A/C, R134a conversion
Location: Texas
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Note: I believe he referred to his OIL temperature, not his engine coolant.
Kitaka is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 01:22 PM
DrX
BenzWorld Elite
 
DrX's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2003 A160
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3,460
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 456 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kajtek1 View Post
The shop lied to you about OEM fluids.
Note to anyone checking their coolant: MB coolant is blue with a greenish tint. The shop didn't lie.
DrX is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Outstanding Contributor
 
keyhole's Avatar
 
Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
Posts: 10,451
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Quoted: 356 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitaka View Post
Note: I believe he referred to his OIL temperature, not his engine coolant.
No - the engine oil temperature is not displayed at the cluster. The coolant temperature is.
keyhole is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome