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Old 01-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Question coolant services

Hi i HAVE A 2008 sterling truck with MBE460 can you suggest how often should. I services the coolant?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hi i HAVE A 2008 sterling truck with MBE460 can you suggest how often should. I services the coolant?
the correct answer is "it depends"...if you run a coolant filter w/ SCA tablets & TEST the coolant you may NEVER have to change it.

whats the mfg suggested maintenance interval ? personally on my autos & pickup (diesels & gas) i never follow the mfg suggested intervals...i generally 1/2 those suggested intervals (mostly cause i drive my vehicles HARD).

regarding my OIL changes intervals - i test them all to determine what i can safely get away with.

are you certain about the engine model number ? ive not heard of the 460 but i have heard of the 4000.

this maybe helpful - http://www.ddcsn.com/cps/rde/xbcr/dd...C-MAN-0056.pdf
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My son used to drive a company truck, '05 Columbia with the MB450 Mercedes motor. Rotted a piston away with something like 460k miles on it. They think the coolant hadn't been tended to properly causing cavitation or something. What little I know about these big trucks the coolant thing is complicated. There are all sorts of coolants and additives and filters and such. I decided to let the dealer that services my truck handle that part.
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cavitation can cause over heating pockets (as i understand it)...and ive been told that SCA's can help to minimize that.
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