The tranny in the 2001 ML was "sealed for life", however MB also sold a dip
stick for it, which I bought from Rusty back in the day, for when i got
around to changing the fluid (never did) . . .
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Donald Snook via Mercedes <
> Speaking of transmission fluid and servicing of them, anyone else done a
> transmission flush with the machines that shops have now? I remember when
> they first came out there was a machine that allegedly pushed the fluid in
> reverse to replace it. When I worked at the dealership, we had a machine
> that hooked into the cooler lines and cycled a full 14 quarts through the
> transmission -- but not in reverse. It was the normal direction of flow --
> whatever that means. But, it worked great. Years later, I had it done on
> a couple of my wife's cars at another shop. In fact, I had it done on
> Craigs 1990 300D when I owned it. I have never had any problems with a car
> after doing the flush. But, I have heard stories (possibly urban legends)
> that it has caused transmissions to fail. I'm asking because I am
> considering trying it on my older BMW. BUT, BMW transmissions are not
> technically serviceable. There is no dipstick and BMW says it is a sealed
> system and should not be serviced because it is built to last a lifetime.
> I have never had a transmission problem on any of the 5 BMWs I have had.
> So, maybe I shouldn't tempt fate.
> Don Snook
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Dillon [mailto:dillonm...@gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 1:02 AM
> To: Mercedes Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] An oil question
> Correct, I spent hours digging into the official MB oil sheets, and Dex
> III is the answer. One can spend more (Mobil 1, Febi, Fuchs, etc) if
> desired, no harm except your wallet. Personally I use the Febi fluid now,
> I used M1 for the first change though.
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> '87 300TD
> '95 E300
> On August 7, 2017 11:23:36 PM EDT, "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes" <
> email@example.com> wrote:
> >I'm sure it's fine too. There is noting special required
> >Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Aug 7, 2017, at 10:18 PM, Craig via Mercedes
> ><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 7 Aug 2017 22:00:50 -0500 "Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes"
> >> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>> Whatever the current dextron is, or that maxlife synthetic in the
> >>> bottle at Walmart
> >> Not Mobil1 ATF?
> >> Craig
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