Thread: Right gear oil?
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:46 PM
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I will not use ATF in manual transmissions unless it is specifically called for.

I had a '79 240D that would grind in 2nd gear right after I bought it. I was told the transmission was worn out and it needed a rebuild.

I changed the transmission oil from ATF to the oil (I forgot the weight) that Mercedes called for, and it never had another problem. I drove it for over 85,000 before I sold it.

'03 E320 Wagon-Sold
'95 E320 Wagon-Went to Ex
'93 190E 2.6-Wrecked
'91 300E-Went to Ex
'65 911 Coupe (#302580)
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