Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by julian dodwell, Nov 1, 2012.
What oil should i put in the pot for my 123 its a stromburg carbureter
ATF is what exactly as I live in France what would the eqivelent be here;
ATF is Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Any that is light/thin, 3in1 or the like.
ATF = automatic transmission fluid, same as you put in the power steering.
The oil stops the piston flying up and bouncing, making the fuel mix weak/rich/weak etc and causing rough running.
Thin oil allows rapid settling, thick (heavier engine oil) makes it run richer (temporarily) when the pedal is floored and is not good for fuel consumption in cold conditions.
Only fill it to the top of the tube which is visible down the hole.
+1 for 3 in 1
I used 3 in 1 on all by Jags that had SU
Yep 3 in 1 light machine oil in the twin Strombergs on my old 1967 Triumph that I had. (Poor man's Jag Malcolm).
redex will work as well
My mate used it on his Triumph Vitesse 2 litre carbs
+1 for 3 in 1, I use to use it in my 2 Rover 3500 SDI's, no probs
It's usually sold under the name of Dexron in France. Your manual should give the Mercedes recommendation No. for it, then you can look up the correspondance.
Or simply buy it from an MB dealer.
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