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Old 04-24-2007, 12:54 PM
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1989 300E transmission fluid change

I have a 1989 300E and I need to do a trany fluid flush.

How many foot pounds do I tighten the bolts when I put the pan and gasket back and in what pattern do tighten them?

Also how much fluid does the transmission take and what kind should I use?


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Old 04-24-2007, 01:01 PM
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"Foot pounds" are too much for these small screws.

Pattern is meaningless, as Mercedes doesn't use crappy gaskets.
Kent Christensen
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:16 PM
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i use mobil 1. the cost amortized over 30k miles isn't that much.

i don't know about torque... i kind of do it by feel, but don't overtighten.
1989 300ce 129k
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:45 PM
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The torque spec is 60 inch-pounds. Unless, you have a inch-pound torque wrench, just use a 1/4 drive ratchet and go very light. You are just trying to compress the gasket enough to seal it.

Be sure to drain the Torque Converter and the transmission .

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