My 98' C280 just had a full check-up at the MB dealer 3 months ago. It drove
fine to work this morning. The coolant warning light came up when I drove it
again from work back home. There were small puffs of smoke coming out of the
hood at redlight. The fan worked non-stop and the engine temp reached 120C
with a bad burning smell. Has the damage been done to the engine? Do I need
to take it back to the shop or just fill up the water level should take care of
the problem? TIA!
I found a leaky and dripping coolant pipe somewhere near the radiator while I
was refilling the coolant tank with 50/50 MB antifreeze and water. Is it OK to
drive 15 miles or so to the nearest dealer with some coolant still visible in
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