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Hello i want to change my coolant here in Australia Adelaide
my 1999 w202 c180.
it currenlt has a slight brown yellowish clear colour.
i want to drain complete and put new coolant
can some pls tell me if i can use a blue coolant 325.0 MB aproved.
many thanks in advance
 

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Hello i want to change my coolant here in Australia Adelaide
my 1999 w202 c180.
it currently has a slight brown yellowish clear colour.
i want to drain complete and put new coolant
can some pls tell me if i can use a blue coolant 325.0 MB approved.
many thanks in advance
Welcome to the forum.
Click on 'Forums' on the top toolbar, and from the drop down menu scroll down to W202, the correct forum for your car. I already copied your thread there.

Here in US, the original MB coolant fluid is made by Valvoline and almost clear in color. Their Zerex Z-05 is said to be the same fluid with some yellow coloring.
I have read before, that Valvoline AUS makes the same coolant but in blue or so coloring.

Mercedes coolant systems have plastic parts (like the top and/or bottom of some radiators + more), so the regular blue or green stuff like Prestone is a no no.

You need to do a little bit of research. In the meantime, on W202 click top right 'Search this Forum' followed by clicking 'Advanced Search.'
In the left column under Keywords, type 'coolant,' checkmark off search topics only, or search entire posts on top. Make sure you clicked corresponding 'topics' or 'posts' on the bottom as well. That should get you everything from the archive.
Also on W202, there is a 'google special search box' top right.

It also would be a good idea to complete your profile (as seen to left of each of your posts) with location (AUS) and car mod (W202).
Daimler Benz made different versions of same mod/chassis cars for different parts of the world. So, to get the correct advice on an international forum, location can be important.
I attached 'how to' for both search and profile
 

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The correct coolant to use is the blue Benz coolant. Mix 50/50 with water. Takes approx. 9 litres. I always buy 3 x 1.5L bottles.
 

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Here in US, the original MB coolant fluid is made by Valvoline and almost clear in color. Their Zerex Z-05 is said to be the same fluid with some yellow coloring.
I have read before, that Valvoline AUS makes the same coolant but in blue or so coloring.
Thumb up for the Zerex Z-05. However, if you don't have access to that (I noticed it's not sold everywhere), BASF Glysantine G48 is another good option, with mercedes 325.0 MB approval
 
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