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Anyone can point me to a compatible ATF brand/type with Mercedes i.e., what other than MB fluid still works good with my 90 300 SE trans?
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any DM III, type F works as does B&M trick shift etc...

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slightly, but if you want your slightly worn clutches to grab like new, Type F works great, or if you just like to drive spiritedly. It's not Quite as nice as B&M's trick shift, but it's pretty close!

Have type F in 3 of my cars and about 5 clients. I've personally put about 20-30K on type F filled 722.3's.

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yes, it is an old ford spec, to make their undersized clutches/transmission survive behind engines they never should have been mounted too.. worked great...works great:)
 

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Since Dextron III is getting out dated on some shelves, cant we go with Dextron VI since its supposedly the replacement for III?
 

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According to GM the Dexron VI spec is backwards compatible with Dexron III. It doesn't meet the Mercon spec. The maximum viscosity is below the Mercon minimum.

"Dexron VI now replaces Dexron III and II, and can be used in GM or import transmissions that formerly specified Dexron III or II."
 

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yes, it is an old ford spec, to make their undersized clutches/transmission survive behind engines they never should have been mounted too.. worked great...works great:)
Do you have any experience even anecdotal with Swepco 714 in the 722.3? In old trans B&M may be best to keep the clutches but just wondering.
 

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have any of you used B&M? Did you mix it, or use straight B&M? if so, what type(#)
B&M did you use?
 

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the swepco isn't readily available from my vendors, so can't comment as to how it works.

I've used straight B&M (ie, in my track car) and mixed it in cars w/ Tired transmissions.

Their trick shift conventional/non synthetic works fine on the street.

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