Re: [MBZ] Power steering fluid change

2006-02-01 Thread Tom Scordato
Don, I do not know about the 1990 SEL but recently changed mine out in my 
1979 240D.  I went to Wal-Mart and bought the cheapest ATF ($1.50 a quart) 
and used about two quarts to flush it out.


Drained it, put in the cheap stuff ran it a few minutes, drained and 
repeated until the new stuff in the reservoir was same color as the new 
stuff out of the ATF bottle.  I then drained one more time and put in Mobil 
1 ATF, ($7.00 a quart) took about a quart.  Replace the filter and away you 
go.  Now I need to do my 300D as it has been almost 80K since last replaced 
it with Mobil 1 ATF.


Regards Tom Scordato Bellefonte PA
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Subject: [MBZ] Power steering fluid change



I just ordered two liters of Power Steering Fluid and a filter from
Rusty.  My power steering fluid is BROWN (like oil). Who knows how long
it has been in there.  I hope that is enough fluid to change it out.



Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL 123k

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Re: [MBZ] Power steering fluid change

2006-02-01 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin

Thats odd considering the dude supposedly did all this work to the car.

Donald Snook wrote:


I just ordered two liters of Power Steering Fluid and a filter from
Rusty.  My power steering fluid is BROWN (like oil). Who knows how long
it has been in there.  I hope that is enough fluid to change it out. 

 


Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL 123k 


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Re: [MBZ] Power steering fluid change

2006-02-01 Thread Donald Snook
Kaleb wrote:

 

Thats odd considering the dude supposedly did all this work to the
car.

 

I thought it was strange too.  But, I looked through the repair orders
from the dealer and there was nothing related to the power steering.
They (the dealership) flushed the break fluid 3 times in 27 months,
flushed coolant, transmission, etc.  The PO was doing everything at the
dealer and I guess the dealership was not selling this service.  Glad I
checked it. 

 

Donald H. Snook

1990 300SEL



Re: [MBZ] Power steering fluid change

2006-01-31 Thread Sunil Hari
Can't recall 126s, but on my 123 it only took .5L to do a full flush of the
steering box.  Don't think it should take more than a liter to do the whole
thing on a 126.

On 1/31/06, Donald Snook [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I just ordered two liters of Power Steering Fluid and a filter from
 Rusty.  My power steering fluid is BROWN (like oil). Who knows how long
 it has been in there.  I hope that is enough fluid to change it out.



 Donald H. Snook

 1990 300SEL 123k

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Re: [MBZ] Power steering fluid change

2006-01-31 Thread Marshall Booth

Donald Snook wrote:

I just ordered two liters of Power Steering Fluid and a filter from
Rusty.  My power steering fluid is BROWN (like oil). Who knows how long
it has been in there.  I hope that is enough fluid to change it out. 


The total volume of power steering fluid in your 126 is 1.3 liters 
(according to the '88 TDM). ABOUT half of that is in the reservoir and 
the other half in the hoses and gearbox. 201/124s use less (about 1 liter).


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