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Old 03-22-2000, 12:39 AM
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I've got an '84 500SEL Euro that I unfortunately don't have all of the service records for. The other day I noticed what looked like a couple of drops getting ready to fall to the pavement from the tranny bell housing. At first I thought maybe it was oil from my lower oil pan, because I need to replace my oil pan gasket, I had just driven the car and I thought perhaps some oil had blown back towards the tranny while in transit. Anyways, I reached under and took the drops with my fingers. As I examined it, it didn't smell like oil, or look like oil. It was a very light yellow.


My question is-Does MB use a non-pink transmission fluid? I could have sworn that I once overheard or read somewhere that this is the case.

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Old 03-22-2000, 10:34 AM
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What did it feel like? Was it slick? Possible fluids that are a yellowish color.
1. Brake fluid (at least when new)
2. Some power steering fluids
3. Possible condensation dripping from
somewhere.
4. Someone left a can of beer under the
hood and didn't tell you about it


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Old 03-22-2000, 11:36 AM
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The consistency of the fluid was not oily. Somewhat watery. Hey, I just thought of something. I think the windshield washer solvent in my Benz is a possible answer. I haven't filled up the reservior yet and if I recall the fluid that is in there is not the typical blue.

Whadaya' think?

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Old 03-22-2000, 12:40 PM
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The windshield washer fluid is sort of orange. Go to the dealer and buy an ampule of concentrate for about $3. If this is the fluid you found it should feel like soapy water.

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