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Fluid Capacities 300TE 4matic

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What are the fluid capacities and service intervals for:
1. Front Differential-MIL GL5 Hypoid 85/90
2. Rear Differential-MB 0019891703
3. Transfer Case-Dexron III
4.Transmission-Dexron III
for a 92 300 TE 4Matic. It only has 33,000 original miles on it yet the fluids are probably original. Time to change the fluids? How much of each?

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Can someone help Chris out and look in Section 00 of the Mercedes W124 Repair CD for the info?

Mine is down right now, so I can't do it.

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If you have an owner's manual, it's in there. If you don't, you can get one for a few bucks from MBUSA. With a nice car like that, you need to have one in your possession.

Len

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OK, p.120 it is. I should have checked the manual first.
Thanks.

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300TE 4Matic fliuds

Hi, from my 1991 Owner's manual for 300TE & 4Matic:

For 4Matic:
Transfer case= 0.7 liter ATF
Front axle= 1.0 liter Hypoid gear oil 85-90 or 90
Rear axle= 1.1 liters Hypoid gear oil 90 for Limited Slip Differential (note different than front!!)
AT= 6.2 liters ATF (don't forget to drain the torque converter)

You should also:
Flush self leveling/4Matic per George Murphy technique, clean plastic filter, and add new hydraulic fluid for self leveling and 4Matic= 2.4 liters hydraulic fluid
Power steering= 1.0 liter (do flush and new filter)
Brake fluid= 0.5 liter, but flush out generously
Cooling= 9.5 liters MB antifreeze & water
Engine= 6.5 liters oil

Most important,
Shade tree mechanic= 12 oz cold beer per task above!
Have fun, it's great weather to do this stuff, Dave

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George Murphy technique?

Where might I find the link to George's Murphy's techique to drain the self leveling hydraulic fluid?

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Do a search here or contact George directly. He advertises in the STAR and you can also just search for posts by him here. All of his contact info is in his signature.

Len

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SLS Hydraulic fluid flush Murphy technique

Hi, here is the George Murphy technique for the SLS hydraulic fluid flush:

HYDROPNEUMATIC SUSPENSION FLUSH
DO THIS EVERY 30,000 miles!

(Have 2 friends ready - one heavy friend at the rear
of the car and one in the driver's seat standing by to help...(can be any
weight)...
1 - Remove the fluid return line from the top of hydraulic fluid reservoir
and remove fill cap - use a piece of scrap hose to route return line oil to
a 1 gallon container placed under the car to catch old fluid as it comes out.
2 - The filter is located under the fill cap - part no 002-184-55-01 -
remove old one and leave cap off reservoir.
(Some Euro models require removal of the level control valve from the top of
reservoir)
3 - Have 3 liters of new fluid ready to pour into reservoir - take lid off
bottle (part no 000 989 91 03 - $7.50 per liter from me) and remove foil
seal because you have to be fast about this. Use a turkey baster to remove
all old fluid from the reservoir, then add about a liter of new fluid.
4 - Have one friend start the car; have other (heavier) friend bounce rear
of car to exercise rear suspension while you pour new hydraulic fluid into
reservoir as it is pumped through system and into catch bucket under car -
this is called feed and bleed...you have to keep feeding in new fluid as the
old fluid is pumped into catch bucket under the car.
5 - When new clean fluid emerges from return hose, shut off engine (and stop
bouncing rear of car). Fill reservoir to correct level as marked on side of
reservoir. Install new filter and re-connect return line to closure cap
assembly. Start car and check for leaks and top up fluid level if necessary...

Dave adds- It is astounding to me that there is no mention anywhere in any of the official MB literature available to lay folk about changing this fluid regularly (or the hydraulic fluid for my convertible top mechanism). Also, the factory doesn't bother with the power steering fluid and filter in the maintenance schedules either. Pathetic, Dave

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Thanks. Looking for a heavy friend or several bags of mulch! :eek:

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There are things on a car just like things in business and industry, that the manufacturer or integrator treats very lightly.

The typical reason is that the OEM wanted too much money for the data or did not want to sell it at all.

Every scrap of data for a Mercedes is available someplace, but I for one, am not willing to pay the price for it.

Items that are treated lightly in the Mercedes manuals include, but are not limited to:

convertible top systems

automatic antennas

transmissions

injection pumps

leveleing systems

alternators

radios

telephones

turbos

and others.

Simple. Mercedes doesn't buy it, we don't get it.

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