Engine & Gearbox Oil

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chrispy

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Ok, having had my 202 for donkeys years i've always used Castrol Magnatex oil in the engine but what's the best for the gearbox? It's in for a service the week after next and want to use a good quality oil for it and value the forum members opinions.

Thanks in advance.
 
Ok, having had my 202 for donkeys years i've always used Castrol Magnatex oil in the engine but what's the best for the gearbox? It's in for a service the week after next and want to use a good quality oil for it and value the forum members opinions.

Thanks in advance.

Some say DextronII is fine in these cars - then again, others say to use nothing up the genuine Mercedes stuff.

I replaced with the genuine mercedes stuff - will cost about £80 though!! Probably half that for standard Dextron.

there are several posts about this - do a search
 
I'd recommend Dexron III or Mercon V spec.

Also Dexron II will be ok and is a bit cheaper, but the price differential vs the extra long term benefits of using the higher spec fluid doesn't stack up.
 
Hi,
I personnally would,nt use anything but MB fluid in my AMG.
 
I have just changed mine and i put in dextron 3 aqf which is one up from atf dextron 2 and the changes are not so good from cold but once warm are okay.

So now i have got some merc oil and thats one of my next jobs.

Alos changed the wifes gearbox oil:D 2001 c320 and thats gone the same so i will see if the merc oil is any better then change hers as well.



Lynall
 
Changed the gearbox oil again today and the merc oil is a lot thinner than dextron 3 and it seems to drive better and kick down more readily:)



Lynall
 

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