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Old 11-06-2006, 12:46 AM
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Trannsmission success story!

My new 80 300SD would not go into reverse until it was at operating temp. I drained some fluid out by way of the tranny oil cooler line. I then poured a whole bottle of Seafoam flush in the trans and drove it awhile. Then I drained the fluid (while hot) and changed the filter and cleaned the sludge out of the pan. I used gasoline to clean the pan it works great. Then I put in mobil one trans fluid ($6.40 a quart!) along with a can of Trans-X. The Result, an even more smoother shifting transmission and reverse now engages instantly. I'm very pleased.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:11 AM
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Thanks for posting this archive info.

Was this car not maintained very well? Stored unused for a long time?? I am wondering why it was so dirty inside.

1979 300D 199 K miles
1995 C280 95 K miles
1992 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 57K miles
1979 240D 140Kmiles (bought for parents) *SOLD.
1989 300SE 148 K miles *SOLD
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:15 AM
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car sat

The car sat for the better part of two years in a garage. It wasnt a very thick sludge or anything just a black film covering the pan.
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