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Old 07-03-2011, 03:38 AM
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W124 Transmission Fluid which one ?

Hi i have a 1995 w124 e220 estate and i need to buy a good automatic transmission fluid as the current box has broken which i am replacing with a second hand one with 52000 miles on it,
The thing is there is so many recommendations out there i just dont know where to start.
I need 6ltr so i want to try and avoid 1ltr bottles due to cost and also some people and sites say dexron 2 or 3 and others say not which has gone straight over my head as i just dont have a clue.
Please help as i have spent so much on repairs in the six months i`ve had the car and want to try and get it right the first time to try and avoid spending out in the future because i made the wrong decision.

many thanks steve

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Old 07-03-2011, 02:32 PM
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Just saw my Mercedes Transmission Specialist two days ago to seal a leak I had and he said just to use any ATFIII or higher as they are all good enough now for these w124 transmissions. He was using a Merc/Dexron IV fluid that came in a gold 2 gallon container (Valvoline I think). Just do a search for your car and approved Trans Fluid. You'll get a lot of options.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:32 PM
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if you are going to drain the torque convertor and the pan, you need 7 qts of dexron. good luck, chuck.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:02 PM
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The type of fluid is called "DexronIII/Mercon", any brand should be fine, any name brand is what I would recommend.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:51 AM
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I decided to go with Redline synthetic in hopes of prolonging transmission life. It shifts better. More positive and quick shifting. Feels better. My $.02.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:24 AM
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Redline D-4 Synthetic ATF
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:45 AM
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That stuff is suppose te be the "shizzle" of maintenance fluids!!!

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