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Old 09-24-2004, 10:48 AM
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ATF oil for '85 500SEL

Does anyone know what the proper type of ATF is for use in an '85 (german spec.) 500SEL's transmission? The previous owner has been using Dexron/Mercon III.

The car has long had a small ATF leak from the transmission's front seal area.

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Old 09-24-2004, 07:59 PM
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That's the right stuff. Actually it's Dexron III/Mercon.

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Old 09-24-2004, 11:46 PM
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Atf oil for '85 500SEL

Thanks for the information.

I wonder if some of the new ATF formulations that promise to reduce leakage would work? I have been hesitant to try them fearing it might make the problem worse. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 09-24-2004, 11:54 PM
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Do a search on Trans-X and Lucas transmission additives.

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