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722.6 Transmission Oil Level Tool

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Is there anybody near Palo Alto, CA that might have the transmission tool for rent? I would rather pay someone to use it for a few minutes than buy something I would probably use once. I could measure the fluid level right away. Should only take a few minutes of your time.
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Concurrent with using this tool, it is nice to have a laser temperature tool to facilitate estimation of actual temperature of the fluid. Makes a difference as to how you read the dipstick.

RTEMPB3A, Thermometer, Infrared, Laser

A bit of a "catch 22," I'd think, and suggestive that you might want to measure fluid cold. 'Cause if you think it's low or high, you might not want to drive it enough to get if hot. At least 5 liters in it according to Mercedes.
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Kent,
Thanks for the advice. I was pretty careful to accurately measure the fluid removed from the transmission when I changed the fluid. I do have a laser thermometer. I just want to make sure the level is correct.
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You can use about 4 feet of 1/8" steel cable as the tool. It cost couple of dollars at HD.
We do have pictures of the dipstick scale in W210 stickies. Hope your class has the same?
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I ended up using the coiled spring housing for a manual choke. Worked OK, just a bit difficult to determine oil level. I did add 400 ml.
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There are 2 ways I use to help in reading the oil on cable.
1. wrap blue masking tape on the end of the cable, but make sure it holds well because if you drop it in the hole you will end up pulling the pan.
2. After pulling the cable out, lay it on the clean piece of paper towel lining the ends. The oily spot will give you measurements.
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Two things on the 80° temperature deal:

1. I have heard that one exists, but have never actually seen a TSB that indicates that the cold reading on the dipstick should no longer be used. Only use the 80° measurement.

2. I have a digital temp tool, but rarely use it. It is my understanding that when the transmission fluid is hot, that it is 80° so measuring it after a nice drive there is no need to shoot the temperature.

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