2006 158 Cargo
Also was wondering what the torque spec on the gasket would be, I overtightened mine and it seems to be leaking. Should I just replace with new gasket?
As Dick said, as long as the clamps are up tight, the actual torque has nothing to do with the sealing properties.... due to the design of the holding clamps - they bottom out.
Not that you asked...... I put the last 3/4 qt I had in ...
The pan gasket is a meyle so that pretty much is the reason and I may have overtightened. I found a local german auto shop that has the gasket and a shell distributor in the area that has a case of 134 atf waiting for $62 now I just gotta do a little roadside transmission drain and drop... the pan. least its not 105 degrees out here yet!Not that you asked...
Valvoline Dex/Merc transmission fluid (red jug) lists NAG1 on the label. It is not officially MB approved. Reports are that it is basically a MB236.10 equivalent. It is an ATF III which is what the MB236.14 stuff is based upon. It is readily available in 1 gallon jugs at most auto stores.
I would not hesitate to use that fluid. It is better to not starve the pump, which is what is happening when the sump gets low enough that transmission operation is affected. The fluid will work just fine and avoid any further damage from a starved pump/low level.
Your pan seal may be beyond its useful life. If that is where it is leaking. vic
INCH POUNDS not foot pounds!!! Snug, not too tight or you can snap the bolts....
What would be 70ft lbs of torque like snug but not over tightened? I don't have a torque wrench handy