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722.6 fluid from EuroCarParts?

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by chizzel89, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. chizzel89

    chizzel89 Senior Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has used it?

    They list Valvoline Type D and Maxlife trans fluid when I put in my Reg number.

    The Type D ATF looks very attractive, as I could buy enough fluid for a complete trans fill, the filter and the gasket for less than £50 with the 25% discount code or even less if I use the 3ltrs of Comma ATF I have already (if it mixes ok?).
    People say don't skimp on ATF, but I aim to change it every 25-30k miles along with the filter, so as long as it meets the specs (it does), then it should be better than buying posh fluid and leaving it for 50k miles.
    cheers
     
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    BAZZER1 Senior Member

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    Have not used this Transmission Fluid as I always top up with Fluid from my M.B. Dealer, reason being I do know its the correct type for my car and quite suprised, its not that expensive from M.B.
    Best regards
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    I can't recall anyone having problems using non MB fluid so would probably give it a go.

    After all MB don't make their own so could be the same stuff for all we know.

    Anyway, you first Charlie ;)
     
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    malcolm210 Senior Member

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    MB ATF is not particularly pricey so why take the risk in using something else. The current MB fluids are fully synthetic and will last at least 60K which most on here use as change intervals. Make sure you change the filter and the electrical connector plug as seals on these can be troublesome and weep.

    Hops this helps!
     
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    I bought some carlube stuff from ECP last yr conforming to standard.

    The car is still going..
     
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    I could well imagine there are a few ATF's out there better than the standard MB stuff.
     
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    You are paying a lot for the MB name as it's around double the price. It shouldn't be a risk either if it's up to MB spec.

    There's some good info here on various fluids which also mentions
    Valvoline MaxLife ATF as being in the Mercedes training material.

    http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w21...-benz-722-6-transmission-faq.html#post3647154
     
  8. WG M-B

    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Do a google search on mb sheet 236.10
     
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    I see. I was hoping the Valvoline type D would be OK seeing as ECP suggested it for my car via the Reg number facility, but it only meets MB236.6 which is nowhere near good enough.

    So it looks like either Valvoline Maxlife ATF, Or Comma MV ATF for me (cheap off ebay, thanks to Someguyofftheinternet for that link) which I used to top it up with so I already have nearly 4 ltrs of this which meets MB236.12.

    I like the look of the Maxlife Valvoline though, as it claims to be especially formulated for aging high mileage transmissions and has seal conditioners in it etc. It also apparently mixes fine with other ATFs, so maybe I can use the Comma MV ATF I already have and make up the difference (3-4 ltrs max) with Maxlife.

    Thanks for the multi plug tip Malcolm. The Plug already made its desire to be replaced a year or two ago when it leaked about .75 ltrs of fluid causing a mess but no malfunction despite the fluid almost being off the end of the dipstick!
     
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    The fluids listed on the 236.10 or .14 sheets have actually been submitted, tested and approved for use in that trans.

    Just because some random reseller writes "exceeds 236.10" on the bottle doesn't prove anything. I could wee in a bottle, put "exceeds 236.10" on the bottle. Then when you come to me with a dead trans, i can say, "nope, wasn't my fluid that caused it, bye."
     
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    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    The euro car parts fluids are fine. I use them from time to time, their triple qx fluid conforms to MB236.10.

    The MB fluid conforms to MB236.14 and is actually over specced for the 722.6 transmission and at £15 a litre is pricey!

    When these gearboxes were released it was pretty much standard dextron II available and the specced oil, now we have dextron III and other fully synthetic fluids available. In other words the euro car parts DXIII oil specced to MB236.10 is just fine.
     
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    The seller wonderpartz is a good guy.

    I used Febi fluid on my last change some 40k ago now and no issues. Febi are owned by Fuchs and OE to MB. The bottles are also the same as the ones you buy from MB with a different sticker on.
     
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    ATF triple qx

    Ecp £5.28 per litre. Has anyone used this yet.

    TRIPLE QX ATF Dexron III 1 LitreTriple QX ATF DX III is blended with the highest quality base stocks and advance additive technology to provide optimum performance for the vehicle. Best for automatic gear boxes, power steering units, torque converters and other equipments, for which an ATF Dexron IIIF, IIIG and/or IIIH fluid is required.Dexron III, Allison C-4, MAN 339, CAT TO-2, MB 236.1, MB 236.5

    Looking to do box oil but can't justify stealers prices.
     
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    chizzel89

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    That's not good enough for the 722.6. You need atleast 236.10 oil.
    If you want to spend less than £6 per litre, try Comma MVATF, or Carlube ATF-U. These are multi purpose but claim to meet the right specs and have been used by many on here without problems.
     
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    There is no real need to buy a new adaptor plug, just change the O rings.
     
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    No doubt there are non-mb branded atf fluids out there that are as good as, or exceed MB's recommendations but I, personally, always stick to using MB branded atf, then I know for sure that I have the correctly specced fluid inside my tranny.

    If I used a non-MB atf and then later developed a (always expensive) transmission problem I would forever wonder whether using a non-MB branded atf was the cause of it.
     

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