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Old 09-12-2008, 06:20 PM
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Transmission Fluid 300D

Can someone please provide me with the correct auto trans fluid type,for an 82 300D. The owners manual does not help. Thanks

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Old 09-12-2008, 06:33 PM
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Any Dex-III/Mercon.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:54 PM
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:26 PM
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Any Dex-III/Mercon.
This is correct. I was at the dealer, and noticed an invoice for a customer, they wanted $14 a quart for MB atf.
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M-1 ATF works out really good, extends life and improves shifting.
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I normally think thank most additives are a waste and possible even harmful but this ATF additive called Lubegard ( red bottle ) which may be worth using . Sold at NAPA and online at www.bulkpart.com

http://www.lubegard.com/automotive/trans_atf.html

Also adding an additional ATF cooler is never a bad idea and really a must for towing and mountain driving (see Long Mfg stacked plate ATF cooler at www.bulkpart.com )

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Old 09-13-2008, 11:48 AM
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The Mobil 1 Multi Vehicle Formula Synthetic is not good for the old transmissions. A better choice would be the Valvoline Dexron VI Synthetic, it works great.
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The Mobil 1 Multi Vehicle Formula Synthetic is not good for the old transmissions. A better choice would be the Valvoline Dexron VI Synthetic, it works great.
Elaborate, please.
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I normally think thank most additives are a waste and possible even harmful but this ATF called Lubegard ( red bottle ) which may be worth using . Sold at NAPA and online at www.bulkpart.com

http://www.lubegard.com/automotive/trans_atf.html

Also adding an ATF cooler is never a bad idea and really a must for towing and mountain driving (see Long Mfg stacked plate ATF cooler at www.bulkpart.com )
That is completely true there have been several company's vw and ford that i know of that have used this product in problems of noise and other concerns. I put some in my 300D at first didn't notice much but after about a month or so it seems to have helped it's ailing performance.
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Also adding an ATF cooler is never a bad idea and really a must for towing and mountain driving (see Long Mfg stacked plate ATF cooler at www.bulkpart.com )
All four automatic transmission MB's I've owned has/had an atf cooler in the bottom of the radiator.

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