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Old 11-09-2000, 06:39 PM
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I double checked the Haynes manual and the owners manual for my father's '82 240D (stick shift). Page 28 of the Haynes recommends Type A ATF for the gearbox, 90W hypoid gear oil for the diff, and ATF for power steering fluid. The MB owners manual (p. 88) specifies 1.4 qts of 10W/20 engine oil for the gearbox, 1.1 qts of 85W90 hypoid gear oil for the diff, and 1.5 qts of ATF for ps fluid. Obviously, there is a discrepency between the Haynes and the owner's manual on what type of fluid to use in the gearbox. I used ATF in the gearbox of my other cars mentioned in the above post and never experienced trans leaks. However, its best to follow the recommendations of the Owners Manual.

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'82 300D Turbo 222k miles
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