Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: ML320,C230, F250, Bayliner, Mountain Bike, Fleetwood Motorhome etc...
Location: San Bernardino Ca
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ATF Mobil 1 full synthetic vs MB ATF
Well I have decided to use Mobile 1 full synthetic ATF in my ML. I have used the MB ATF from the dealer. I noticed a few things.
#1 the Mobile1 amd MB come in the same exact bottle.
#2 they smell exactly the same. It is a very distinctive smell, not like Dexron or Mercon ATF
#3 The Mobile 1 has Mercedes specs printed on the back of the bottle
Now I know there are going to be nay sayers but Mercedes does not manufacture their ATF they buy it and put their lable on it.
I did a fluid change last weekend and the transmission feels the same as before.
I will keep you all posted. My ML just went over 190000 miles yesterday and that is the first time the fluid has ever been changed...
I know Mercedes recommend using only their ATF it's a sales gimic...
Where I work we have hundreds of MB Sprinter vans with the same 5 speed automatics, and we use Penzoil ATF+4 and it works just fine. Some of the vans have over 200000 miles on them already...
For those of you wondering where I used the MB ATF it was in my C 230...
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Last edited by rudedude; 10-23-2008 at 08:26 PM.