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Old 04-02-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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ABC System Hydraulic Fluid-2004 SL500

I just traded in my 96 SL500 for an 04 SL500 with 26,000 miles. Three questions. The book does not label all of the engine compartment.

1. There is a black filler cap with a small dip stick on it just in front of the shock on the drivers side. Is that the ABC filler? If so, it is showing right at the bottom of the little dip stick.

2. The book says that you need to use Mercedes Hydraulic fluid. Is this the same Mercedes fluid that I used to refill my convertible top hydraulic reservoir in the trunk on the 96? That was official Mercedes Hydraulic fluid.

3. I have almost a full quart of Mercedes Hydraulic fluid-ZH-M and want to make sure that I use the right fluid. Is this the correct fluid?

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Old 04-07-2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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No ABC fluid is different. Comes in a blue metal can.

Yes it is a duel power steering/ABC pump reservoir. ABC fluid is the one with the ~six inch dipstick and needs to be checked while running.
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