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Old 02-21-2019, 02:56 AM
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Transmission Fluid

Hi guys what transmission fluid do u use on your 2011 e350 w212 rwd?

One of the mechanics here told me that we can use only one type of transmission fluid otherwise it can ruin the entire transmission assembly.

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Old 02-21-2019, 12:13 PM
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I believe it depends on the transmission. At one point in 2011 they changed from ATF 134 to ATF 134 FE. One is red and the other is blue. You would probably need the build date and the transmission number to know for sure. Usually if you got to an MB dealer, they ask for the VIN and they will give you the right fluid.

Once you find out, you can get a case of 12 quarts from a Shell distributor, usually around $60-$65 for a case of 12 quarts.

https://www.shell.us/business-custom...r-locator.html
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to 6/21/10 regular 134
and from 6/21/10 134 FE
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Speaking of the Subject of Transmission Fluid.

I ordered this from FCP Euro, I checked the A89 transmission option but find the descriptor a little weird.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mer...29late#fitment

Click the link for the Pentosin transmission fluid. Color Blue:

I am not saying it isn't right but the first time I have heard of Blue transmission fluid. I have no reason to doubt FCP Euro and Pentosin I have used their CHF before when I was flushing and re servicing my 08 Volvo power steering fluid. I have always grown up the basic color groups for vehicle fluid.

Motor Oil: Golden when fresh and eventually turns black with use.
Coolant: Green
Windshield Washer Fluid: Blue
Transmission Fluid: Red
Power Steering Fluid: Clear with a slight golden tint/dye.

I grew up with those colors but then again advances over the years.

Mercedes/Volvo Coolant is Blue, Audi/VW coolant is pink, others are Orange (DEXCOOL)
P/S fluid is green for the few remaining vehicles that still use hydraulic power steering instead of the Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS)
W/S Washer fluid is blue, green, yellow etc.

I figure part of the different color dyes is to make the purpose readily visible (Coolant for example) Blue Green, Orange, Pink and possibly by design so manufacturers can either trademark or design specs that may limit usage to that vehicle line.


Any Thoughts? I don't want to ruin specs, but again used to the traditional. crimson red dye for previous automatic transmission fluids.
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The regular ATF 134 is red and ATF 134 FE is blue.
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Thanks just wanted to be sure. Figured as much but obviously non standard color dye raises the eyebrows.
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Every model has a 'spec' for oil, ATF, coolant, etc and it can be looked up on the MB website. I was just looking up my car to see what ATF to use and it was MB 236.15. Once you determine the correct spec for your model, you can go here: https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/bevo-sheets-sort1.html and enter your spec to see which products are approved by MB.
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