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Help - Doing some maintenance..
Continuing to do some needed maintenance on the 75' 240D. I got the Chilton manual, but as we all know there are things that Chilton is not so clear on. I like Haynes much better, as they do not cover such a wide range of cars and years in one manual as Chilton seems to do.
I have a couple questions.
1. Injection pump oil. It says to remove the level screw and fill until oil is just up to the edge of the hole. Problem is, I'm not sure which screw to remove to check the level.
2. Looking to change the manual transmission fluid, it appears I need a 14mm allen wrench to remove the drain and fill plugs. It that correct? I used a caliper and that's what I measured. It also looks like there is a crush washer on the drain bolt. I'll have to get that from the dealer, but does anyone have any idea on a torque setting for the drain and fill bolts?
3. I thought I would drain and fill the differential. The manual says use Hypoid gear oil SAE 90W. I can't find any straight 90W at my local Autozone or Advance Auto parts. I even went to TSC, a farm and fleet place, and they did not have straight 90W. What should I use? Also are there any crush washers back there that I will need to get? And again, how about a torque setting?
4. Lastly, a few weeks ago, while driving it home, I noticed that it was a little rough getting into 2nd gear. There was a small grind if you tried to shift too fast into 2nd. If you shift really slow, it didn't grind. I was told by the guy I bought it from that this was adjustable. While I was under the car looking at the transmission, I noticed that there are 3 rods coming from the gearshift lever to the side of the transmission, and they are adjustable. Has anyone messed with these to get rid of this grinding while going into gear problem?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help! I'm excited to get this old girl back on the road.