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Old 01-28-2007, 12:40 PM
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Transmission Fluid

I have a 85 380 SL, automatic. What is the correct type tranny fluid to use.

Thanks in advance. Denis

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Old 01-31-2007, 11:45 PM
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Vehicle 1985 Mercedes Benz 380SL
Part: A/T Fluid
Note: Mercedes Benz - 1 Liter
Trans: 722.312
Z8001-70150 A/T Fluid Febi IN STOCK

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Old 02-10-2007, 05:28 PM
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You can't use dextron or dextron II from local automotive store, or Mobil 1 ATF etc. ?
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:20 PM
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Denis, sure you can. As my local mb dealership told me," just use the cheapest Dexron III- Mercon you can find".
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:36 PM
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Thanks Dave.

FYI I had this same question at "Our SL" forum site for over 2 months and never got an answer. This is the second or third time I've had a question on this site and have had responses to all that are helpful and work.

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Old 02-17-2007, 04:06 PM
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Supposedly, Mobile-1 ATF works great as well. It's more expensive, but you don't need all that much of it.

I can't say from experience though. I have some of the stuff in the garage, but I'm waiting for it to warm up before I change the fluid. Hell, I'm waiting for the snow to clear from the roads before I drive the car again.

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