|05-25-2010, 09:32 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Date registered: May 2010
Fluid Capacities for 1976 450SL
New to the forum as a new owner of a 1976 450SL with 29,500 miles. Based on replies to my previous post about changing the fluids, I would appreciate if someone can tell me the oil, automatic transmission, and coolant fluid capacities. Also, should I use 10W- 30 or 5W-30 for summer driving in Northeast Pennsylvania. What type and brand of automatic transmission fluid should I use. If there is an easy way to find this info on the forum I would appreciate your help. By the way, I am really enjoying this car! I have found that it is a real head turner wherever I go!
|05-25-2010, 10:13 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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(And even with 170K miles and no engine work, it passes emissions with the same specs as it had when new - these engine are bullet proof)
Sorry, I don't remember capacities off the top of my head, and my idea of an oil change is writing a check to the place that does it for me. For $110, each time I do it, because these things take way more than 5 quarts. And I use Mobil 1 synthetic.
|05-25-2010, 10:31 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: '83 280 SL 5 speed - The PIG
Location: Barrie, Ontario, CANADA, eh?
Check the last page. Everything is there.
|05-25-2010, 02:41 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2010
Vehicle: 1979 USA Model 450SL 68,000 miles
Location: Brooklyn, Earth
Consider upgrading your 5 quart oil drain pan. My 79 just took about 8 quarts of oil in my first oil change as owner. I don;t know offhand the trans capacity but you should get the Haynes manual at the very least. It's not a quick spin off spin on oil filter, and the trans torque convertor has its own drain plug separate from the pan ( a great feature likely to missed by someone without knowledge of the car, I'd assume)
79 Mecedes Benz 450 SL
73 Olds Delta 88 Convertible
01 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
95 Ducati 900SS/SP
93 GMC Suburban K1500
|05-25-2010, 04:04 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: '80 450SLC Afro RHD Ikonengold, '77 280SE Aus RHD Milan Brown
Location: ɹǝpu∩ uʍop 'ʎǝupʎS
Engine oil: 7.5 litre or ~8 litre if filter changed
5W for permafrost, 10W if mostly frozen
15W for -15┬░C upwards
20W if never freezes
-20 or -30 if max temp +/- 20┬░C around freezing point (eg. Canada)
-40 and -50 if max temp above 20┬░C in warmer season
Optimal multiseason 10W-50 for temps ranging from -20┬░C to above 30┬░C
107024/044 with 722.004 transmission (99.99% of the cars): full capacity 8.9 litre (torque converter too), oil change 7.9 litre
Coolant: until full, 15+ litres of antifreeze no less than 30% by vol
|08-06-2010, 09:56 AM||#10 (permalink)|
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Dextron III is what I use.
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