Sorry - it's black.  I have drained and replenished the rear diff fluid on
several of my cars over the years  Some is thin (for my W109 with ir
suspension) whereas others are 90W and syrupy. I am now unclear as to what
it might be.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 10:18 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Diff oil isn't thin and it smells really bad of sulfur, it should be
> easily identifiable. I assume you'd have said if it was black engine oil.
> ATF is red, your power steering fluid might be too. SLS is, I think, mostly
> colorless.
> You did check the color of the fluid didn't you?
> -Curt
>       From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>  To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> Cc: Andrew Strasfogel <astrasfo...@gmail.com>
>  Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:15 PM
>  Subject: [MBZ] Sudden loss of mystery oil in W123 300TD wagon
>
> I came hope loaded with mulch after a long drive, backed up the driveway
> and then noticed drips of oil and followed them back into the street.  Then
> I saw a lake of thinnish oil under the REAR of the car, dripping lustily.
> I caught what was left in a drip pan and checked fluids under the hood.
> All seemed to be OK so I am concluding tentatively that this is rear diff
> fluid.  The self leveling suspension fluid level seems normal, and besides,
> SLS fluid is clear and not black.
>
> I have a tow truck lined up first thing tomorrow morning.  Has this sudden
> catastrophic loss of rear diff oil ever happened to anyone else?
>
> Andrew
> 1983 300TD
> 1985 300TD
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