Yesterday, for the first time my car had a trail of (dried) leaked coolant beneath it so I thought it was about time to go for replacement.
Today I summed up my options:
1. Abdul Mateen (G-12 Kashmir Highway, near Shinwari Restaurant, probably a big mercedes star visible from main road) - half cut = Rs.15,000.
2. Nissen, Waheed Autos, need to order and would take 3 - 4 days, Rs.26,000.
3. Papu Ustad (Benz Auto Works, Peshawar Road) - half cut - Rs.17,000 with fitting (after bargaining, had prior experience with them so wanted to go to them).
Finally, I went to Papu Ustad.
The removed Behr radiator (part number 2025002203) was pretty rusty and looked cracked from where the pipes begin. A torch light shone into it showed catastrophic rusting. The guy there (Junaid) said this happens when you do not use proper coolant!
An exact replica Behr radiator they got from their godwon, looked in a pretty good condition. Rest Allah behtar janta hai. There might be ways to get them look good!
Now the question is:
1. How many flushes to have and for how long before I switch to the coolant?
2. Which coolant?
They had G48 and said it costs Rs.2150 for 1.5L. They said only one bottle is enough but I want to know what is right.