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slc 350 1974 manual transmission, what fluid?

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Just bought a slc 350 with a manual transmission with 200,000 km or around 125,000 miles. The car have been garaged for the last 20 years, and did not come with much documentation. So before i put any more miles on it i was thinkning changing the fluids might be a good idea. Having trouble finding any information about what fluid goes in the transmission and differential. Anyone got an idea?

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If you have the owners manual....it is listed there.

I use Dexron III for my manny tranny and I think 80W90 gear oil for the diff.

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Thank you. Guess I should get one of those manuals.
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I'm surprised you don't have one with a low mileage car.

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85W90 Hypoid gear oil.

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I was suprised you called it low milage, until i noticed i missed a zero. 125000 miles is more accurate.
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If you have the owners manual....it is listed there.

I use Dexron III for my manny tranny and I think 80W90 gear oil for the diff.
I thought all manual transmissions took standard gear oil (90W). I can see Dexron III in an automatic trans.

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I thought all manual transmissions took standard gear oil (90W). I can see Dexron III in an automatic trans.
Not Mercedes. Owners manual states Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Type A Suffix A.
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Nope.

And I have 215,000 miles on mine....I change all fluids at about the 5 year mark / 25,000 miles ish.

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