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Old 10-01-2003, 07:52 AM
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300 TD Turbo 1985 - Maintenance Recommendations?

I like to do all I can between services to keep my cars running well, and keep an eye on things. I am trying to find official MB recommendations for products (engine oil, hydraulic oil, anything else) for my 300 TD Turbodiesel. Is there anything that lists specific recommendations (including fluids) on maintaining this model?

For example, the Hydraulic Oil for the self-leveling rear suspension is low, but I don't know what to use to top it up, or where to get it. With no load on the rear, the hydraulic oil is at the "min" level.

Can you direct me to some technical info for maintaining this car?

I do have the Haynes Manual, which is excellent, but it doesn't seem to have this kind of information in it.

. 300 TD Turbodiesel 1985-W123
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Old 10-01-2003, 08:07 AM
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fluids etc...

The owners manual should be pretty good about what fluids to use where and in what conditions.
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Old 10-01-2003, 10:12 AM
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Use only mineral based hydraulic oil on the wagon rear suspension self leveling system(SLS). Anything else could ruin it. You can buy it right here on FastLane. It's expensive so if you have a leak fix it first.
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:10 PM
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Thank you for that information. I have a lot to learn.

This is a fantastic forum.
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Old 10-02-2003, 03:10 PM
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You can also buy the Bilstein (a.k.a. FEBI) hydraulic oil (I believe they are the manufacturer [O.E.] for MB) from Performance Products in California. It's $10 per liter and you need about 4 liters to do acomplete flush of the system.

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