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How much oil does a Mercedes automatic transmission take?

How much oil does a Mercedes automatic transmission take?

Required Transmission Oil You will need 10 quarts of transmission fluid. Mercedes-Benz recommends that you use the MBZ ATF 236.14 transmission fluid. The only problem is that that oil sells for around $20 per liter.

When should you change gear oil in an automatic?

When should I change my gearbox oil and filter?

  1. Manual gearboxes usually require a gearbox oil change every 30,000 to 50,000 mi (48,000 to 80,000 km).
  2. Automatic gearboxes usually have gear oil change intervals of between 60,000 to 100,000 mi (96,000 to 160,000 km).

How do I know what Mercedes transmission I have?

number stamped into the pan rail on your transmission, below the car on the passenger side. This is the most important part of the transmission identification number. In our example below, 722 400, the 722 signifies an automatic transmission. The 4 signifies the model of transmission.

How often should the transmission fluid be changed?

every 30,000 to 60,000 miles
If you drive manual, most manufacturers will recommend changing your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. If you have automatic, you can typically boost that range up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles. There’s no harm in changing your fluid early.

Is it worth changing gearbox oil?

In normal driving conditions, most cars can hit up to 80,000 miles before needing a gear oil change. Contaminated oil can seriously damage your gearbox, transfer case, or differentials with inadequate lubrication. You should also replace your gear oil if your transfer case or differentials recently had a leak repaired.

How do I know if my gearbox needs oil?

If healthy, gearbox oil should be slightly red in colour, and should not emit a strange burning smell. A grinding noise from the clutch or slipping gears are common indicators of faulty gearbox oil, and checks should be carried out immediately.

How to check the transmission oil level in a Mercedes?

Don’t spend money on anything, even transmission diagnosis before you check the transmission oil level. To check the transmission fluid level in a Mercedes Benz you will need a special transmission dipstick. Mercedes Benz cars don’t come with a transmission dipstick.

What kind of gearbox does Mercedes Benz W168 have?

Mercedes Benz A Class W168 Automatic Transmission /gearbox, Changing Automatic Gearbox fluid on Mercedes- Benz ‘A’ Class

Do you need to change the gearbox oil?

Mine is a w204 09/2007 C220 5 speed auto, and based on the greabox ref MB says the gearbox oil never needs attention, ie changing or topping up (unless a leak occurs)..just curious what the differences would be that would allow this lifetime spec as it seems odd to me. I only asked as there was no reference to changing it in the service manual

Where is the transmission fluid in a Mercedes?

It is located between the firewall and the engine. It is kind of hidden so look carefully. Be careful not to mistake the engine oil tube with the transmission tube. Remove the transmission fill tube cap. First, you will need to brake off the transmission red lock pin. This is what it looks like.