MM has given you the proper spec to look for; however your comment about "picking some up" suggests it will be a short search. Other than online there's really no place to get any; the dealers now only stock the 236.14 fluid, and though some stores stock the Valvoline MaxLife fluid, MB has not recognized it as meeting spec (though Valvoline says it does).OK, I'll take your recommendation and get the 236.10.
Thanks a million!
GREAT. Merci!napa carries german febi-bilstein atf which is a 236.10 fluid (from febi), it even carries the 236.10 part # (0019892103). NAPA AUTO PARTS . it's around $11 and that would be my first choice.
also napa carries pentosin atf1 but it costs $15 NAPA AUTO PARTS .
regarding maxlife atf, i have it in my cars but maxlife has changed their formulation and now it is a thinner fluid making in closer to 236.14 spec rather than 236.10 spec. either way it would be perfectly fine to use in our transmission, just the fact that few members have complained of harsher shifts with the thinner 236.14 fluid. next fluid change i'm using febi atf from napa.
How do you know you're low, other than that you have a leak? Do you drive around with the dipstick tool? These transmissions are really sensitive to fluid level, so be careful about overfilling.GREAT. Merci!
I do have the dipstick tool, and it is very low.How do you know you're low, other than that you have a leak? Do you drive around with the dipstick tool? These transmissions are really sensitive to fluid level, so be careful about overfilling.
Is your leak the infamous connector/pilot bushing? Is there a Chrysler dealer around? They'd have the part and perhaps wouldn't charge too much to change it.
Good luck and safe travels, and a tip of the hat to tirona for the Napa info. :thumbsup:
I've read the whole post, and still confused. I would like the drain and refill my '99 E320 tranny. should I use Wal Mart tranny oil? Or NAPA? Huge diff in price!
shell134 transmission fluid is reasonably commonly available at many good auto parts store. (good= NAPA etc., NOT wallmart etc.)"If you buy a car from a Shell distributor?" Please explain, and where would one buy Shell oil?