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Old 02-13-2019, 10:39 PM
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Radiator transmission line help

I replaced my radiator got everything together started the bleeding procedure and the lower trans line shot off lost atleast a quart of fluid shut off instantly. My question is I'm not sure why the line flew off.

Would accidentaly putting the hoses in the wrong place cause this? My thought was the quick connect clip was loose and it came off.

Which line goes where to confirm? Is the lower one the metal one with the bend that clips in to the holder on the side of the radiator? If someone could post a picture of their lines it would greatly appreciated to make sure I have them in their rightful spots.

I have a 2006 Mercedes CLK55 AMG although I'm pretty sure the 320/500 will have the same radiator and cooler lines


Also is It okay to top off the fluid with valvoline maxlife fluid or should I just buy a quart of mb fluid to make it easy? Should I only use the Valvoline if I do a full drain and refill

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Mine did that too



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Mine was the lower one that came off. Did you have any permeant damage? My car wasn't moving it was in my shop ran for maybe 30 seconds from start to walk to the front to look for leaks watched it shoot off then ran back to turn it off.
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Nah, no damage. I pulled over immediately as it happened during a hard pull onto the highway.
The metal retaining clip had popped off.

I used Ordered 2 x 5Qt Febi Bilstein ATF from ebay when I drained / flushed mine.
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I'm just worried mixing the old fluid with Valvoline could hurt the trans. I doubt it since it's basically the same fluid but would like some opinion. Don't have the time to do a full flush but plan to here soon. Already behind schedule on doing my radiator because of this. Picking up my dipstick at 7:30 am to get it back on the road!
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These are the compatible fluids:

https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...236.14_en.html

While Valvoline Maxlife claims to be compatible, it does not have the 236.14 certification. In some cases, certain oils are just fine and might even exceed an MB spec, they just don;t pay to have it "certified". My concern is that Valvoline already pays to certify one product, so why not Maxlife? In a pinch when stranded with no other options, I'd use it, but I would do a fluid and filter change with torque converter drain and refill with an approved oil as soon as possible.
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When going to check the fluid level my dipstick broke off!!!!! What do I do to get the plastic piece out?!?! How do I remove the dipstick tube from the top of the trans!?!
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Your transmission dip tube does not have a dispstick, just a tamper-resistant cap. Also, the oil dip tube lack a dipstick, it has just a cap. Make sure you are checking the proper dip tube:

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I think he bought an aftermarket dip stick, and it broke off.
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Oh, that makes more sense. I think the pan will need to be dropped to get it out.
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