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Old 08-05-2003, 07:06 AM
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Right gear oil?

Had my gear oil changed today after having done +170.000 km's.
Shop poured 1.9 litres of this stuff: Mobil ATF Dextron 2

Any good?


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Old 08-05-2003, 07:32 AM
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If you're talking about an auto transmission, 1.9 litres is way too little. I seem to remember the capacity is about 6.5 litres.

Check the level again using the procedure recommended in the handbook.

Dextron 2 or 3 is fine for your transmission.
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Old 08-05-2003, 08:23 AM
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Ooops: its a manual gear box...

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Old 08-05-2003, 08:24 AM
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1.9 liters sounds like the right amount for the rear differential but Mobil 1 ATF is not used in Mercedes diffs. Are you sure they didn't use Mobil 1 75W-90? If not, that would be more appropriate for the rear differential.
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Old 08-05-2003, 12:46 PM
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I will not use ATF in manual transmissions unless it is specifically called for.

I had a '79 240D that would grind in 2nd gear right after I bought it. I was told the transmission was worn out and it needed a rebuild.

I changed the transmission oil from ATF to the oil (I forgot the weight) that Mercedes called for, and it never had another problem. I drove it for over 85,000 before I sold it.


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