Mercedes Benz ML500 Coolant Reservoir
Problems Commonly Found in a Mercedes Benz Ml500 Coolant Reservoir
Car engines tend to deal with a lot of heat. The longer the travel time, the hotter it gets. So what keeps the car engine in check? It's the cooling system. The coolant reservoir is a part of the cooling system. Its importance lies with the fact that it acts as a holder for the engine coolant when it's currently not in use. The problem, though, is when the coolant reservoir develops an issue. Most of the time, this is characterized by your engine having a tendency to overheat even more often than it's normally supposed to. To avoid this scenario, look at these signs that your coolant reservoir may be going bad.
Empty coolant reservoir
The problem with overheating engines is that there is not enough coolant to cool it down. It could be that or that the coolant is completely absent. The thing to look for when you experience this problem is leaks in your coolant reservoir. The problem with overheated engines is attributed to a coolant reservoir that is faulty. If this is the case, a quick fix would be to replace the faulty reservoir with a new one.
There are times when your engine's problems may not be attributed to a bad coolant reservoir. Look for signs that there are leaks in the coolant reservoir. If not, then the problem may have been with your neglect. The level of coolant in the engine needs to be kept at a constant in order for the engine to keep the temperature at a normal level. Keep the coolant low, and this could lead to some serious problems for both you and the engine. In order to avoid this, simply pay attention to the level of coolant within your engine.
Puddle of coolant
Sometimes, when your car comes in from a long drive or when you turn in for the night, you see a small puddleform under your car. If this is water, then it's just fine, but when it has a greenish hue, is slippery and is sweet-smelling, you may have a problem with your coolant reservoir. Cracked coolant reservoirs often leak coolant which trickles down and forms a puddle below the engine of a car. Look for this sign to remedy your bad coolant reservoir.
If there are no leaks or anything else wrong with your coolant reservoir, the problem may lie deep within your coolant's connections. Hoses supply coolant to different parts of the engine. One loose connection may be the reason your car is leaking precious coolant. Check all the connections of your car in order to find out what's wrong and act on it.