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Did you happen to notice how old this thread is?
I did, and it's only been 9 months since the last post. My ego needed a couple of strokes today anyway

mlfun, snake oil might be a bit harsh but I wouldn't advise trying anything else. Chances are that some of the other posters will answer your question with a bit more authority.

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Thread from Hell.. Just service it!!!

M.B. Special trans. fluid..
I remember my wife going to dealer to check on the taillight recall.
I asked her to see if they would check trans. fluid "pro bono" with the "special tool" (dipstick) outa curiousity..
Service writer told her she needed trans. service, car was at 50k miles then, he explained they used a special "electronic fluid"
O.K. guys heres the deal again. I have rebuilt many ZF transmissions, I do not profess to know everything, I just share my experience.
Heat and Friction causes wear and tear, which equals contaiminated fluid!! I have no idea where the phrase "sealed for life" came from? Or special fluid?
I have used mobile 1 synthetic & royal after rebuild. Worked fine!!
Recently It occured to me that the ZF trans. moving the Chrysler vehicles, in the Chrysler/Daimler company use +4, so I switched to that..
Why is it that the same transmission in another make of vehicle uses +4 but if its in a M.B. it needs the "special fluid" which costs about 4-6 times as much?? research it.........
If your transmission is working fine and you are doing a regular maintenance trans. service and you think it will cause it to fail? It won't!
Usually when someone is considering a service its because there is some problem with trans. and at that point its too late!! So when trans. fails after service, the service gets blamed....
Only problem I see is sealed converter after 99, You might think about drilling and tapping hole in it (8-10mm). Look at the plug on your hydralic jack where you add fluid and get one like that in metric. Its not rocket science.
Anyway my last post on this thread from hell.. This is just my opinion and experience..
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I did, and it's only been 9 months since the last post. My ego needed a couple of strokes today anyway

mlfun, snake oil might be a bit harsh but I wouldn't advise trying anything else. Chances are that some of the other posters will answer your question with a bit more authority.
The trouble w/ restarting a thread this old and this long is that no one can remember how or why it started, let alone the 200 posts in between. I can barely remember much about it and I am not about to try and reread everything over again.

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Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk, K.U. vs. Boomer Sooners..

Sooner Born, Sooner Bred,, When cut I bleed sooner Red!!
BUT, How about those Jayhawks!! (football team)

Closet Jayhawker basketball fan here..
Props to Football team..

Maybe talking about college teams will kill this thread?
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Sooner Born, Sooner Bred,, When cut I bleed sooner Red!!
BUT, How about those Jayhawks!! (football team)

Closet Jayhawker basketball fan here..
Props to Football team..

Maybe talking about college teams will kill this thread?
Our football team scores as well as our basketball team. Did you see the score yesterday against Neberaska? 76-39 KS!

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The trouble w/ restarting a thread this old and this long is that no one can remember how or why it started, let alone the 200 posts in between. I can barely remember much about it and I am not about to try and reread everything over again.
Generally, I agree with you but since it was "my thread" I paid very close attention to it.

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...Anyway my last post on this thread from hell.. This is just my opinion and experience
You broke your promise to chat about college dumball?

Anyway, I think most of us appreciate hearing the doop from someone who has hands on experience rebuilding trannys. When you rebuild a couple of 722.6x perhaps you'll be kind enough to break your promise again and relate your observations and/or experience?

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I think MB trans fluid is snake oil.
Consider this... use the special MB juice and the trans is likely to
conk out after 50K miles.
What's so special about it then ?
Would you please cite some support for that statement? It sounds like something BMW would say...

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I totally understand...

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