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Old 20-12-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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Which Antifreeze for an E220 CDi

Does anyone know the recommended spec for current MB cars, I have heard that you should only use the MB product (expensive), however Halfords expensive brand is quoted at MB spec 325.3 and is a more realistically priced product (about 15 per 5 litres)
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Old 20-12-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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I use either the MB antifreeze or Mobil 1 antifreeze in my cars.

I doubt there's much difference in other brands of antifreeze apart from the make and price.
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Old 20-12-2005, 10:24 AM   #3
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The MB coolant is about 7.50 for 1.5 litres, which you then dilute 1:1 to give 3 litres for 7.50
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Old 25-12-2005, 04:23 PM   #4
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ANy antifreeze designed for mixed metal engines should do. The three year life stuff is better.

Blue = 2 year life
Dark green = 3 year
red = 5 year
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Old 27-12-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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MB coolant is as good as any for 5 litres its about 20
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Old 28-12-2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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Not sure about the newer engines but I know if you use cheap antifreeze in older engines the waterpump and headgasket are far more likely to fail.
For the tiny difference in price I'd stick with the MB stuff.
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