Date registered: Jan 2016
Vehicle: 1998 ml320
Location: Sacramento California 95608
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After coolant cap fix my radiator blew up! will post pictures soon
The passenger side of my radiator where it is plastic busted open after driving while i was in park, but the engine did not over heat, i had 30 min to fix it, because i still had to drive. Thank god i had JB steel on me, i sanded the radiator down and filled in the crack, and drove for 3 hours non stop with no issues. Now it is stronger than the original part, but i need to replace the radiator now that i know it is weak. I think i know what is happening, any weak part in the system is failing under extreme driving conditions. After the upper and lower hoses blew a year ago. Then the coolant tank blew, after that the coolant cap failed, & now the radiator. I realized on hot days like 104 Degree temp, running my AC on max, and running my rpm's to 5000 - 5500 when i am in a rush is just way too much for my ML320. She is 18 years old and i can't drive her like she is a Porsche anymore, or like i am in a lethal weapon movie! I also noticed that any time i fill the coolant to the cold line the Ml320 hates it, and something goes wrong. In fact i was having no issues until i decided to fill the coolant to the proper level. it is just strange? Oh yea and having tap water in my system did not help matters either i think?
Last edited by Tyrone Williams; 07-25-2016 at 01:43 AM.