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Old 10-28-2003, 10:15 PM
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What tissue or cloth do you use for checking AT fluid dip stick?

1992 Mercedes 300D.

The manual says that the Automatic transmission is very sensitive to dust particles.

So I think I need clean lint-free cloth or paper to check the transmission fluid level.

What do you use?
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:22 PM
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I always use my fingers. No kidding
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:42 AM
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I'm a finger man also, my Euro manual says to use a piece of leather .Oh well finger leather will do...........
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Old 10-29-2003, 01:44 AM
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Fingers. I'm not afraid to get dirty!


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Old 10-29-2003, 09:34 AM
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As I once asked my always clean CPA son-in-law:

"What DO men who don't work on their own cars do with their worn out underwear?"
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Old 10-29-2003, 09:50 AM
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Don't use a rag (or even old underwear ).

Use paper or your fingers. The cotton or synthetic materials in a rag can jam things up, but the paper fibers in a paper towel the valves in the transmission can disintegrate. (This is per MB)

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Old 10-29-2003, 09:52 AM
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After seeing a technician(mechanic) at a MB dealership pull a dirty rag from his hip pocket to check ATF fluid, I never went back.

Last edited by Bud; 10-29-2003 at 04:11 PM.
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Old 10-30-2003, 06:29 AM
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Shoptowels. Dey are da shizznit :p . Use them for everything.

Thinking of replacing the paper towels in my house with them because they are so robust.
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:58 AM
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What about napkin and kitchen towel (paper)? Do they belong to paper towel?
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Old 11-03-2003, 02:16 PM
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Chamois

I cut a piece of chamois and keep it in a tiny ziplock in the trunk.
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