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Old 03-25-2006, 05:27 PM
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As Brian said it doesn't take much to overfill these trans. Since mine has a leak I made the mistake of adding about 1/2 a quart when it was at the 1/4 mark. Just a little overfilled!

Anyway make sure that MB fluid is compatibal with the older trans. It isn't that new stuff that all the sealed for life trans use? I don't know if that stuff is backwards compatibal.

I think I added 6.5 quarts total last time I changed it.
How do you tell if it's compatible? All the words are in German on the bottles...
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:34 PM
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The dealer should have a chart somewhere. Like a spec sheet.

I can't find a pert number for the MB fluid in my FSM, just says initial fill 7.3 quarts, change 6.

Their must be a chart somewhere that says what fluids work in a 722.321??
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:14 PM
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If you are going to change it anyways why not switch to a synthetic? I use Amsoil Synthetic in my 87 TDT this stuff is good for 100,000 miles under normal service and 60,000 under severe service. Meets all MB spec and reduces friction increases fuel mileage. Check it out here:
http://www.synthetic-oil-tech.com/d.cgi/1359048/index.htm
a direct link to trans fluid specs here
https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:49 PM
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If you are going to change it anyways why not switch to a synthetic? I use Amsoil Synthetic in my 87 TDT this stuff is good for 100,000 miles under normal service and 60,000 under severe service. Meets all MB spec and reduces friction increases fuel mileage. Check it out here:
http://www.synthetic-oil-tech.com/d.cgi/1359048/index.htm
a direct link to trans fluid specs here
https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx
You read my mind. I didn't use amsoil, but decided instead to try Mobil 1 ATF. I'd been reading on here and other boards where it makes your shifts smoother and all. Just got things buttoned up about an hour ago (yes, I work very slooooooow) and took it out for a test drive. The transmission shifts very smooth and the engine knock is almost gone. Well, engine knock is probably a result of the Delvac I put in. It seems to reduce the knocking better than synthetic oil did and it only cost $15 for 2 gallons. All in all I'm pretty pleased with things. Tomorrow I get to clean up the garage, some fool made a mess in there today...
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Old 03-25-2006, 11:32 PM
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Tomorrow I get to clean up the garage, some fool made a mess in there today...
You ought to see the second bay in mine. Some fool did the oil cooler housing.......oil cooler lines.......cylinder head........exhaust manifold and turbo with oil lines.........exhaust system...........the floor looks like a minefield.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:33 AM
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If you are going to change it anyways why not switch to a synthetic? I use Amsoil Synthetic in my 87 TDT this stuff is good for 100,000 miles under normal service and 60,000 under severe service. Meets all MB spec and reduces friction increases fuel mileage. Check it out here:
http://www.synthetic-oil-tech.com/d.cgi/1359048/index.htm
a direct link to trans fluid specs here
https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx
Is it okay to double the change interval w/ this stuff? What about the filter? I am always looking for ways to safely get lazy!
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:48 PM
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Certainly, you can change as often as you like. But it is not necessary. You could go with severe service interval of 60,000 miles
The whole idea of extended service is to save $
In Europe recommended oil changes are 7500 miles. The same car in the USA is 3000. Why? So you will spend money buying oil simple as that. Our petroleum oils don't meet Europes standards but synthetics certainly do. Most car manufacturers will tell you not to use synthetic so to keep you changing oil and to have engine failure at a relatively early age. This keeps you buying cars and oil and parts. Brand new petroleum based oils will not perform as well as a good synthetic with 10000 miles on it.
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