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Old 11-03-2008, 10:22 PM
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Red Line ATF

Since Mobil 1 changed their formulation and does not include Dexron 3 I've been looking at alternatives, ended up buying Red Line Synthetic ATF Type (D4), it still has Dextron 3 in the description. It's $30 per gallon.
Elf also has fully synthetic Dexron 3 ATF available, but it's hart to find, I've been using their engine oil fr my CDI and it's excellent, already bought 2 gallons for my 87".
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:09 AM
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Funny, i was at this point 2 weeks ago. I love redline, works great in my 4runner. I will put it in later once I get the shifting issues taken care of. I'm using the cheaper Valvoline 75k hi mileage ATF for now.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:18 PM
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I thought you weren't supposed to use synthetic tranny fluid in a MB??
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:31 PM
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I thought you weren't supposed to use synthetic tranny fluid in a MB??
Says who?
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:10 PM
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The syn atf should be fine for your 87; but not for the CDI. It would use MB fluid only as it is the ONLY fluid containing the proper friction additives designed for use with that trans. Its a Dex 3 based fluid; not a syn.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:03 PM
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What is the cut-off year where synthetic shouldn't be used? I've been thinking about switching over to Red Line also, but I'm not sure if it's recommended or not for my model year.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:11 PM
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Proprietary MB fluid came about with the 722.6 trans. That trans, pending model, showed up in 96 or 97.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:11 PM
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Proprietary MB fluid came about with the 722.6 trans. That trans, pending model, showed up in 96 or 97.
Thanks, I'm I'm good to go...
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:13 PM
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Says who?
Lovecr@p is the only one I know of. They say not to change the tranny fluid at all, ever.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:53 PM
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In a CDI I would use whatever fluid the 722.6/9 calls for, which is sold at your friendly local MB dealer.
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