Hi Rob, sir
Most of the time I am impressed with your mechanical skill and knowledge but this time I have to disagree. Please check this Mercedes sheet, it actually says that 722.6 is sheet 236.10.
and then the Valvoline spec says that it Maxlife ATF meets sheet 236.10.
On top of that the correct bottle of Mercedes ATF #A001 289 21 03 10 that I bought also say it's sheet 236.10
I do believe they are compatible. It's not about the saving (well a little bit about saving) but more about the different choices that one can have servicing the 722.6 AT - Knowing anything that meets sheet 236.10 is allowed.
Hi, Jeffrey. I'm not Rob (who is Rob?
) but I think the point is that MB no longer specifies 236.10 for the 722.6xx. The spec has been superseded to 236.12. Since the MaxLife meets .10, it no longer complies with CURRENT MB specs.
Since it met the standard at one time, my guess is you would be fine with using it since your transmission was fine with the .10 fluid. IIRC this is the fluid Kajtek1 put in his high-miler and with which he's had no problems.
However, from a purely technical standpoint, the MaxLife does not comply with CURRENT MB specs for fluid in the 722.6xx transmission.
I hope that helps clear up the confusion.
This is the second thread we've had on this exact topic in as many weeks. Since I can't imagine there is anything else useful, perhaps the mods will merge the threads into one and then close the resulting one.
Take care and enjoy the ride,