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Registered 1998 SLK230
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Hi, I'm changing all the fluids in my old SLK230 and the oil that came out of the differential was a vivid green tinged with orange. Is that normal? I've never seen that color and the new oil looks normal (honey colored). I collected some in a glass jar. Thanks!
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Registered 2002 R170 SLK V8 5.0
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Hi,

It's possible but I've never seen that lol ................

If you are absolutely certain you have bought the correct Oil / Grade then use it ;)

I normally buy from MB as it's cheap enough not to warrant using other brands ;)

HTH,
 

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Premium Member 2018 SLC43
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Funny story from My Cycling days:
A friend needed to re-grease the bearings on His front wheel (Remember 1980's push bikes didn't have sealed bearings..)
On not finding any grease in His Dads garage, He used Swarfega (an orange jelly type hand cleaner) instead....!!
When we question this choice, he said "Well it looks very simular to grease"
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Hopefully He didn't move onto SLK ownership....!! :rolleyes:
 

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Registered 1998 SLK230
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Don't think it would be a dye to find leaks as it's not leaking. Turns out when I changed diff fluid in another car with the recommended Lucas brand gear oil, the gear oil was green. I'm going to assume someone put Lucas oil or something like it in the differential.
 
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