Mercedes 2.9 5 pot Sprinter 1999 - red or blue anti freeze please? Thanks in advance ! Toby

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  1. Crusty jack

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    Mercedes 2.9 5 pot 1999: can one of you kind folks please tell me if it uses red or blue antifreeze; I think blue. Thanks in advance, Toby.
     
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    i only use red in all car and vans,red lasts 5 years blue 1 year.
     
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    Green!

    Sorry can't help! Refer to owners manual......
     
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    Red diesil is ok ! Haha
     
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    Manual is no help, doesn't say anywhere. Can't easily see what is in there. Wouldn't feel happy using red if he has run happily on blue; don't pre cdi models run on blue usually? Toby
     
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    Your Sprinter will be unable to cope with the so called oat5 (some red anti freeze's) antifreeze, so I'd stick to blue & that'd be playing it safe.
     
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    The last I purchased from Mercedes for an OM602 lump they supplied me green!?
     
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    wrong in so many way's.:xdoh:OAT5 means organic acid technology and the 5 means years,it keeps the anti freeze alkaline, perfect for mixed metal engine's.

    http://autorepair.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/aa052601a.htm
     
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    We live & learn. All I know is that I made the mistake of putting oat5 into my Land Rover Discovery, it melted the head gasket & pretty much every other gasket on the car. Mucho expensive & never again. When I drove the car forward I left a puddle of pink goo & never even saw it til the smoke cleared.
     
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    strange i had a 1994 disco used red antifreeze all the time i owned it sold it with well over 180,000 miles on the clock.
    how can using a coolant melt a head gasket? air lock is more likely the reason?
     
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    Sorry, just dont mix both
     
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    I really dont know what went wrong. The Discovery only had 28k on the clock, the stuff was a nightmare & totally unsuitable for that car, I thought I was taking care of the car with the best of stuff.
     
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    what was it a v8 or tdi? not that it makes a difference .
     
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    TDI & it was the local Land Rover dealership that told me what had went wrong. Never heard of it before or since. I've owned 3 Discovery's & one Range Rover L322 which did run on that pink stuff very happily!!
     
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    i think your land rover dealer was telling porky's,there is absolutely no reason for red antifreeze to damage a tdi engine,its a coolant with added corrosion inhibitors that is all,and will last 5 years or 150.000 miles.
     
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    Green ?????? Serious??????
     
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    Yep it comes in green too!
     
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    Blue and green are the same,apart from the color:xThumb:
     
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    Yep, Volvo always supplied green too.
     
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    I use green here. There is also a blue & a red as well as a sort of 'mushroom soup' colour.
    I've read up on the differences & don't mix & make sure it's flushed if going from one to another & ....................I lost the will to live.:xblink:
     
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