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Old 09-16-2018, 05:53 AM
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1974 240D automatic transmission fluid

Team,

I am on to the next stage now and I have done the following to the transmission:
1. Cleaned outside to get rid of all the baked stuff;
2. Drained the transmission fluid from the converter and transmission;
3. Changed the filter element;
4. Purchased new linkage bushings and working on them; and
4. Cleaned the cooler pipes.

Now, How much ATF do I need to put in it, and what grade?
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:36 PM
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Post 722. ATF

I'm sure someone here will give you the details but I was told to use Valvoline ATF of a specific typ, it came in red gallon jugs, I bought two gallons .

Were I anywhere near it I'd go look at and tel you the specifics but I *think* the store only had one typ of Valvoline ATF in red jugs .
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:45 PM
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The original was Type B, Dexron B; superseded by Dexron/Mercon II; superseded by Dex/Merc III
Refill 4.6L
Go slowly, avoid overfilling.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:14 PM
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Thanks vwnate1 and Frank for the info. Just for kicks, painted the converter yellow ochre... Why not?
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:52 PM
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Thumbs up Looking Good !

Why not paint it how you like ? .
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1978 300CD back from the dead&1980 300CD ~ SOLD
1984 300CD KEEPER ! 430,XXX miles
1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
1974 350SLC 4 speed stickshift SOLD & missed
Krazy Kommie Ural Motos (3)
BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
1959 VW #113 Deuxe Beetle, 36hp engine, stock
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:19 AM
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Why not paint it how you like ? .
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:51 PM
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Thumbs up Paint Choices

I'm serious here ;

I've been a Mechanic for 50 + years and owned an indie shop, I have seen all manner of interesting drive line and vehicle painting done, in the end whomever is paying for it is right .

My self, I like original ,looking paints, I don't just spray everything under the hood black like the lazy used car lots do to hid the damage .

The contrast of alloy and brackets painted colors looks really good to my eyes and makes me smile and want to take better care of the machine whenever I pop the hood .

I've had more than a few Customers who painted their cars purple or harlequin ~ GAH to me but then _I_ don't have to be seen driving them, right ? .
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1982 240D creampuff 370,000 miles
1978 300CD back from the dead&1980 300CD ~ SOLD
1984 300CD KEEPER ! 430,XXX miles
1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
1974 350SLC 4 speed stickshift SOLD & missed
Krazy Kommie Ural Motos (3)
BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
1959 VW #113 Deuxe Beetle, 36hp engine, stock
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:58 PM
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I'm serious here ;

I've been a Mechanic for 50 + years and owned an indie shop, I have seen all manner of interesting drive line and vehicle painting done, in the end whomever is paying for it is right .

My self, I like original ,looking paints, I don't just spray everything under the hood black like the lazy used car lots do to hid the damage .

The contrast of alloy and brackets painted colors looks really good to my eyes and makes me smile and want to take better care of the machine whenever I pop the hood .

I've had more than a few Customers who painted their cars purple or harlequin ~ GAH to me but then _I_ don't have to be seen driving them, right ? .
I agree... I painted the brackets and other external items silver or black, but now I plan to paint the engine bay and I purchased the original color 623. I am in the masking stage now. Thanks for the info.
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