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Transmission Oil choice?

The transmission dipstick oil level reads just below the hot mark, merc says use atf 134 which I believe is semi synthetic, I have a bottle of atf dx 111, I think this is mineral, can I add a little of the dx to what's already in their ? Thanks
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You need mb 236.4 approved oil. I will not mix it with mineral oil.

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is it between the two marks

with the engine running, at normal temperature, you having popped it through the gears for a few seconds in each choice, up and down the box. If yes, don't worry. As long as it's between the marks you are fine.
If you haven't done all the above....


as for mixing, probably won't damage it, but I try not to move away from stuff which is listed as correct. Which doesn't have to be a big brand, but it has to meet the spec.
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Oil level when hot below lower hot marker, not in between, thanks
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Oil level when hot below lower hot marker, not in between, thanks
So you're saying it's just below the lower warm range mark when it's warm (80c)?
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Just below 5.3 cm on drawing
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Just below 5.3 cm on drawing
Seems that you've lost half a litre 'somewhere'.
I'm with the other guys, top up with mb spec fluid.

That 'somewhere' needs to be addressed tho.
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Plan to replace filter and oil later in year. Merc wants £450 to do the job. Parts are only £80 think they are having a laugh.
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Isn't the 170 the model where it creeps inside a cable?

https://www.slkworld.com/gtsearch.php...l%20in%20cable

Need to check for that.
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Plan to replace filter and oil later in year. Merc wants £450 to do the job. Parts are only £80 think they are having a laugh.
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Gasket, oil filter, 6x screws, electric connector, plug and washer.

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The auto box on my 220 cdi was playing up, I purchased the electronic insert (forgot name) that fits into the gearbox and it fixed the problem, the old fitting was covered in oil.
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The transmission dipstick oil level reads just below the hot mark, merc says use atf 134 which I believe is semi synthetic, I have a bottle of atf dx 111, I think this is mineral, can I add a little of the dx to what's already in their ? Thanks

You have a dipstick?
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with the engine running, at normal temperature, you having popped it through the gears for a few seconds in each choice, up and down the box. If yes, don't worry. As long as it's between the marks you are fine.
If you haven't done all the above....


as for mixing, probably won't damage it, but I try not to move away from stuff which is listed as correct. Which doesn't have to be a big brand, but it has to meet the spec.



Did I miss something here? OP said transmission and referred to ATF from which I concluded he has an automatic, My understanding is the 722.6 is sealed for life and needs no fluid top up IF YOU BUY into the that fable. Of course someone could have installed one as I recall there are kits.
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Did I miss something here? OP said transmission and referred to ATF from which I concluded he has an automatic, My understanding is the 722.6 is sealed for life and needs no fluid top up IF YOU BUY into the that fable. Of course someone could have installed one as I recall there are kits.
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The transmission dipstick oil level reads just below the hot mark, merc says use atf 134 which I believe is semi synthetic, I have a bottle of atf dx 111, I think this is mineral, can I add a little of the dx to what's already in their ? Thanks
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