i asked merc what oil they used and they said they didnt know.the oil i got for the job was 75w80 you should be able to get it in halfords where i got mine.Hi
Ive been trying to find this castrol 75/85 gear oil but havent had much luck, can any one point me in the right direction please.
Well, I know that you know if mine could have been a cog swapper it would have....and Max, where were you when I was in Dublin eh? Would've bought you a pint or ten........forget about your manual gearbox its not coming.you boys just love your auto-trannys.........
update on oil change
well i messed up with the oil i used 85w90 for the gearbox and in the manual it says"the type of oil has changed during production to 75w85" so after buying the oil then seeing this i said there might not be much of a difference,
i was wrong the oil takes a long time"as much as the engine gets to optimum temps" to start working i noticed that gear change was very hard with the shifter having to be forced into its position until the oil heated up then it was nice and smooth.
the next day the same thing happened so make sure you get the proper oil for it depending also on what part of the world you are in.
so another oil change coming up.
I have put in the 75/80 but my gears are still stiff in the morning until I drive for 10 minutes and then they ease off but those first 10 minute they are right stiff. Anyone any suggestions for easing them off?
Manual/sprintshift.. MB A00 1 989 26 03 10Well Max I thought you were doing the diff, after all Manual trans , the only oil I put in is Manual-A MB A001 989 26 03 10 Yes there is a trap with hypiod Gear oils ,Dot oils, and most important engine oil! as the spick's&speck's are consistently changing, It's a hard call when the variants for what seems the right oil! differ in standards, in each others countries.
Do not pass Go do not collect $200 go directly to jail.
PS you may need to flush the oil as mixing may have some similar effect, a tad down the the track latter-on.
that's for auto not manual oil.Merc near me do a genuine Merc oil at £14 a litre (need 2) but I suppose it is only every 50 or 60k