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Old 09-04-2011, 02:48 PM
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alright so i may have found another issue. just for verification, i double checked the trans oil level the other day when it was cold, and found that the oil is double the heighth of the full level. the previous owner had said that he just had the oil chaged..... the oil was red and looked new, but this was rather alarming. i will check it again when it is warm, but what kind of levels should i be expecting when the trans is cold?
It can be a pain in the backside performing the simplest of things - I sympathise.

You are meant to check the fluid when it is warm - on a level surface - after wiping the dip stick (with extra special super expensive lint free yak hide from the Alps) several times when the engine is running and the transmission oil isn't foamy...

Have a look at this thread

Transmission Fluid Capacity (w/o draining TQ)

And scroll down to post #14 made by bobodaclown who's put in the best bit of information I've seen yet on the subject...
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:00 AM
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Ok this has got to be a major part of my original problem. I checked the fluid level after I drove it and let it sit for a bit...... It was over by a full empty to full line!!! It looks like the fluid was changed recently because itis very clean. I think I'm just gunn a change it and be safe. What kind of fluid and what is the proper amount?

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:43 AM
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Ok this has got to be a major part of my original problem. I checked the fluid level after I drove it and let it sit for a bit...... It was over by a full empty to full line!!! It looks like the fluid was changed recently because itis very clean. I think I'm just gunn a change it and be safe. What kind of fluid and what is the proper amount?

Thanks in advance

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Did you check it with the engine running? The engine is supposed to be running when you check it. From the 'let it sit for a bit' I get the impression the engine was not running.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:20 PM
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Did you check it with the engine running? The engine is supposed to be running when you check it. From the 'let it sit for a bit' I get the impression the engine was not running.
you are correct. i was unaware of this; i thought it was supposed to be turned off to get away from the "foaming of the fluid" that i have seen talked about. i will check it after my morning break after i take it for a drive.

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Old 09-18-2011, 02:21 PM
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you are correct. i was unaware of this; i thought it was supposed to be turned off to get away from the "foaming of the fluid" that i have seen talked about. i will check it after my morning break after i take it for a drive.

thanks

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Sorry that is probably my fault - sometimes I get confused with negatives - (when they say no they mean yes etc) I've corrected my post above to when the engine IS running...
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no big deal haha. so i checked it when it was warm and running and it looked to be ok. kindof decieving tho because it did have a few bubbles showing.... its that foam again . hmmm i think i have the adjustment of the shift arm just about right. it is strange though how 2nd into 3rd gear revs a little higher than when it shifts 3rd to 4th.... you guys have this same situation?
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You can fine tune the shift points with your foot on the accelerator pedal.
"Floor it" and it tends to rev out longer and hold gear longer.
"Ease off" the pedal and it tends to shift earlier.
This is assuming the transmission to throttle rod is set correct.
You may have to play around with the length of the rod to get it perfect, or at least where you're happy with it.
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right now if i floor it, it has a very slight delay/flair shifting from 2-3 but 3-4 it shifts perfectly. i still feel so weird that this motor revs so high. even when its in the proper shifting point if you floor it, it revs out way higher than lets say a chevy V8 diesel.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:33 PM
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So you are saying you have a 722.118 with a "Bowden rod"? (Terrible expression but I must go with the flow!)

Would you take a photograph of that for me please?
I'd like to see it too. The .118 on my 1980 300TD sure didn't....
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:34 AM
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I'd like to see it too. The .118 on my 1980 300TD sure didn't....
That has more or less been cleared up

722.118 Automatic transmission rebuild (Monster DIY)

Merc 1979 posted it for us back on page 2



It isn't the bit circled! you can see the rod sticking out of the casing on the other side of the brake band piston housings.
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:17 PM
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That has more or less been cleared up

PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum - View Single Post - 722.118 Automatic transmission rebuild (Monster DIY)

Merc 1979 posted it for us back on page 2



It isn't the bit circled! you can see the rod sticking out of the casing on the other side of the brake band piston housings.


so when i went to make an adjustment on the screw behind the cap circled above, i unscrewed the cap and noticed a copper crush washer. unsccrewed it a little more and trans fluid started to come out. this is not the drain plug right? and why if this is just an adjustment screw, is there fluid coming out of there?
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You only need to unscrew the end bit (end cap). Not the whole thing. You may need to use two spanners to prevent the whole thing turning when you remove the end cap.
This will expose the adjusting screw. Use a large flat blade screwdriver for the adjusting screw.
Best to make small adjustments at a time. Say a quarter of a turn.
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How did you go??
Did you figure it out?
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Use a large flat blade screwdriver for the adjusting screw.
Good luck getting a large flat blade in there, they barely left any clearance to get anything in there for the adjustment.
I had to use a flat head socket and slowly turn it with vise grips. I'd love to hear if anyone else has a better method for this adjustment.
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