Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-17-2006, 10:05 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 77
Cheapest place to buy Tranny Fluid for my '97 E420 eith 722.6?

Just got quotes from $17-26 per liter for the tranny fluid from the local dealers and $90-107 for the dipstick tool. Is there a cheaper place to get these? Can I use some other synthetic from Red Line/Mobile 1? I checked on Mercedes Shop and they do not list the fluid and don't have the dipstick tool in stock. Thanks

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-17-2006, 11:39 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Posts: 2,463
Here's your dipstick - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercedes-722-6-Transmission-Fluid-Dipstick-Repair-Tool_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ35625QQitemZ4631006626. Just bought one from them - good service and the best price I could find.

Try these guys for your ATF - www.importec.com, although I see many of the World Pac guys say it is temporarily unavailable. Give them a call. I think it was $12 or so when I bought some a month ago.

Also, look here http://www.***************/search/productx.aspx?sid=2n5vss45p1t3ybzmynwo2045&makeid=800016@Mercedes&modelid=1376175@E300D&year=1999&cid=98@Fluids%20%26%20Chemicals&gid=2222@Miscellaneous%20Fluids/Treatments

Len
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2006, 12:14 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
The latest 722.6 fluid MB part number 001 -989-21-03-10 has a list of $12.50

The NEWEST trans fluid for the 722.9 & 722.6 is MB part number 001-989-43-03-10 and has a list price of $7.50...
__________________
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-17-2006, 01:15 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.B.DOC
The latest 722.6 fluid MB part number 001 -989-21-03-10 has a list of $12.50

The NEWEST trans fluid for the 722.9 & 722.6 is MB part number 001-989-43-03-10 and has a list price of $7.50...
Is this new number for 722.9 and "722.6" a new number or does it only work for 722.6 from some point in time. Can it be used to replace 001 989 03 10?
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-17-2006, 02:18 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Tucker, Ga USA
Posts: 12,153
Steve, dealers are using the 722.9 fluid to "help" 722.6 unusual (poor) shift qualities

This info is from 722.9 training pdf from www.mercedestechstore.com
Attached Files
File Type: pdf 722.9 trans fluid.pdf (32.2 KB, 888 views)
__________________
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
ASE Master Technician
Mercedes Benz Star Technician (2 times)
44 years foreign automotive repair
27 Years M.B. Shop foreman (dealer)
MB technical information Specialist (15 years)
190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
1986 190E 2.3 16V 2.5 (sold)
Retired Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-17-2006, 02:41 PM
uberwgn's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 979
Phil has the dipstick tool for around $37, IIRC. Also, don't forget your red locking clips.
__________________
1998 W210 diesel (wiped out by a texter)
Baum spring compressor "for rent"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 77
Actually Phil just e-mailed me back and he does have the tool and fluid. The fluid seems like a steal at $9.75 per liter.

Last edited by tmorales; 04-17-2006 at 04:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-17-2006, 04:17 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.B.DOC
The latest 722.6 fluid MB part number 001 -989-21-03-10 has a list of $12.50

The NEWEST trans fluid for the 722.9 & 722.6 is MB part number 001-989-43-03-10 and has a list price of $7.50...
So are you saying that the new, "cheaper" fluid would be OK for my '97 5 speed 722.6?

On a similar note, does anyone know what "non-conductive" transmission fluid is?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-17-2006, 06:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.B.DOC
The NEWEST trans fluid for the 722.9 & 722.6 is MB part number 001-989-43-03-10 and has a list price of $7.50...
In the 722.9 trans fluid pdf, the MB part number for 1 liter bottle is 001-989-45-03-10. Is the MB part number 001-989-43-03-10 for 1 quart ?
__________________
'00 E430 Brilliant Silver/Ash
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-17-2006, 06:33 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
Should be for a liter and according to the training manual noted the fluid works in all MB trans 722.3, .4, .5, .6 and .9

Just went back to confirm the .5 tranny and it does say a liter. Check page #9:

http://www.mercedestechstore.com/pdfs/286_722.9/286%20HO%20722.9%20062504.pdf
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-17-2006, 09:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Posts: 2,463
That's a great pdf on the 722.9. Got one like it for the 722.6?

Thanks.

Len
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-21-2006, 12:48 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
Thanks Steve,

So the correct part number is A001 989 45 03 10. My '00 E430 is 6 years old and 73k miles, it is time to change the transmission fluid.
__________________
'00 E430 Brilliant Silver/Ash
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-11-2006, 12:36 AM
apb apb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 450
Just read on another forum that the transmission oil is ATF+4 used by Chrysler.... ATF+4 is what is used in Chrysler cars that use the 722.6 transmission.... Does that make sense to anyone else?
__________________
2008 S550
2010 GLK350
1997 E420 (retired)
2005 CLK500 (retired)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-11-2006, 11:09 AM
apb apb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 450
Also, which Mercedes fluid should I use for the 722.6
I still have 5-6 bottles of the 722.6 fluid from 3 years ago. Should I add more 722.6 fluid or the new 722.6/722.9 fluid? If the latter, are they compatible?
__________________
2008 S550
2010 GLK350
1997 E420 (retired)
2005 CLK500 (retired)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-17-2006, 04:07 PM
Hirnbeiss's Avatar
ich fahre, also bin ich
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,664
MBUSA is against the new oil

The dealer refused to sell me the oil, and the tech at 1-800-FOR-MERC said "Nein, nein!" when asked about using the 45 03 10 (7-speed 722.9) oil in the 722.6


Any idea why? Has MBUSA learned that it's not backwards compatible?

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page