320SL Auto Trans Problem

Dyno Des

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I have a unusual problem on my 95 320sl,
The Automatic Transmission is perfect ! It shifts perfect, it drives perfect,
it's absolutely perfect.

My problem is the trans fluid is a little bit low and I want to top it up.
Now on every auto box I've had in the past the fluid has been red, on my 320 it's a beautiful gold almost clear colour.

It's not brown, it's not burnt, it does not smell and it's definately not red !

I have spoke to a couple of Merc agents and they say there stuff is red,
well mines not and has it has done thousands of miles with gold stuff in and it works perfectly, I can't believe it's the wrong stuff, so what the hell is it !

As you may tell I am getting a little frustrated, as everybody keeps telling me it should be red, I know it should be red ! unfortunately it's a lovely clean golden colour,

Any help would be appreciated in identifying what gold trans fluid is used in Mercs,

Thanks, Des
 

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My garage uses castrol oil. ATF is red, and the later boxes use the gold stuff - transmax.
 

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Just put in the correct fluid to top it up.. if the car has been over 50k miles why not change it along with the filter
 
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Thanks for the advice, everyone

I've decided to change the fluid and filter. I've not done this on a 320sl before.
I believe that there is a drain plug in the sump and one in the converter.

I guess I have to rotate the engine by hand to gain access to the convertor
drain plug. When I've dropped the trans sump how easy is it to replace the filter. I guess I will need a new gasket as well as the trans filter.

where would you recomend for parts and what is the correct fluid for a 95 320sl,
and what sort of capacity ?

Any tips or advice on this would be most helpful ,

thanks, Des
 

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You can turn the engine over via the bolt on the crankshaft pulley


772.500/501/502/503/504/505/506/507/508/509/510.

for new box 7.3 litres for oil change 6.2 litres.

Oil type
Shell Donax TA D-21666,21774.....Castrol TQD 22256.......BP Autran MBX
 
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Thanks Malcolm,

what does the list of numbers refer to ?

Des
 

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The gearboxes have different numbers depending on the car they are used in.. they are all 722. boxes, the one in your car is the 722.507
 


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