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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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What type of transmission fluid?

We just purchased a 1998 slk230. I'm a doit-yourselfer. The car is an automatic, what type of tranny fluid do I use? Example " dexronIII, Type F, Etc." If you have any advice to help make the fluid change go smoothly certainly would be appreciated. Da'wiz.
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Genuine Mercedes transmission fluid. Go to your dealer, remind the parts guy to give you the "club member" discount. It works!

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Yes, you need original Mercedes fluid. It's not like engine oil where Mobil1 is all you need. There is something specific about that fluid - so i need to pay extra to get the proper stuff.

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Dont forget to put Loctite on the pan bolts, change the filter and drain the torque converter - my old fluid was like drinking chocolate by the time the Benz reversal of policy on changing fluid came out - Nothing in the pan but a slight dusky haze on the filter - Oh what a feeling!!!!

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