Date registered: Apr 2004
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the right !! transmission fluid....????????
a quick one....
on my 1978 450 SLC I was told to use Dexron IID specifically and NOT Dexron III....
checking the net various manufacturer do produce Dexron IID (chevron, gastrol, quaker state, penzoil..).. when I was at the local MB dealer asking him for a Mercedes approved list of transmission fluids he told me to use any Dexron III....
hmmm that is VERY strange to me. I know that in Germany there are complete lists of approved lubricans and transmission fluids / hydrylic fluids not only based on viscosity but by MFG and MFG sub type........
based on the tech spec there are differences between the IID and the III (mainly in the better high temp stability of the IID), making me question the MB garage here.... They said they use Dexron III on ALL Mercedes they service, even 107's... and he said Dexron III is just better in any way to the IID.
So know.... what to do? Go with a local (HUGE!) Mercedes store.... or the recommendation from this German mechanic?
Unfortunately I could not find any list of approved MFG or type of transmission fluids online or even at the MB website......
I feel very uncomfortable just putting any fluid in there...... any one of you has expirence with this?