Just sit the car idling, and crack the bleed open until you get coolant. Close it. Let it idle and warm up, and just crack the nipple open every now and then until there's just liquid. Once it's warm enough that the thermostat's been open for a minute or two, and you've cracked the bleed open again, you should have got everything out of there.jh180iq said:So you crack that bleed screw open until coolant is streaming out of it?
Drive once and then bleed again?
I have no clue if Mercedes-branded coolant is any different or better than any other decent quality coolant. But an 82deg 'stat is too cool. I put one in when I did my HG. I've changed it back to an 89.abdukted1456 said:the townsend site mentions mercedes coolant and 82C stats making things trouble free. Good "upgrade" for any c900 turbo?
In a big pan under the car. You will spill some/plenty.also, do you really flush with a garden hose/water? How does one collect and dispose of all that fluid? Or the coolant drained intitally?
Depends on your local water. But bear in mind your car's probably had the coolant filled with tap water for the last decade and a half...finally, will the water from municipal systems do damage to the motor if there are high mineral contents?
I tip mine into the big drum marked "used coolant" at my local workshop... If you've not got a trade mate, then your local garage will probably take it for a folding drinking voucher.abdukted1456 said:so how do you dispose of spent coolant (properly)?
Please do your best to find a suitable disposal place. Ask your parts shop, local garage, town office, etc.How does one collect and dispose of all that fluid? Or the coolant drained intitally?
Yes. Use premixed coolant (if you can find it) or mix on your own with distilled water.finally, will the water from municipal systems do damage to the motor if there are high mineral contents?