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wonder9
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#11 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 am

Crank wrote:What would you use to lubricate the throttle linkages on a 280GE?


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1991 W461 250GD Wolf; 2011 W463 G550
Location: Calgary, Alberta

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AlanMcR
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#12 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:02 pm

I guess. I've got a cumulative 600,000 miles on our two OM606's using Delo 400 15W40, and the untouched E300 is running perfectly. Note that I live in a warmer climate. If we had cold winters, I'd be tempted to use the 5W40 for winters.
...Alan

wonder9
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#13 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:59 pm

AlanMcR wrote:I guess. I've got a cumulative 600,000 miles on our two OM606's using Delo 400 15W40, and the untouched E300 is running perfectly. Note that I live in a warmer climate. If we had cold winters, I'd be tempted to use the 5W40 for winters.


I started out with a 15W40 synthetic oil when I first acquired my Wolf. But it's 8 months of winter plus 4 months of tough sledding here in the Alberta foothills and my Wolf didn't like that thick syrup. So 5W30 it is for these environs. My little OM602 seems to like it fine during what passes for summer here and winter starting is mucho better. I could only wish I lived someplace with a climate that warrants 15W40 ...
1991 W461 250GD Wolf; 2011 W463 G550
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Edem b
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#14 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:04 am

Thanks

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osky1976
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#15 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:27 pm

I have a W460 250GD, and I'm replacing my Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Cylinder. is there a specific type of fluid I use for this, Mercedes brand? or regular DOT 4 fluid?

wonder9
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#16 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:05 pm

osky1976 wrote:I have a W460 250GD, and I'm replacing my Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Cylinder. is there a specific type of fluid I use for this, Mercedes brand? or regular DOT 4 fluid?


Yes, DOT 4 brake fluid for clutch system hydraulics. About 0.3 litres. Flush and replenish every 2 years, just like braking system hydraulics.
1991 W461 250GD Wolf; 2011 W463 G550
Location: Calgary, Alberta

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osky1976
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#17 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:13 pm

Thank you for that info.

KurtisWagen
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#18 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:53 am

Hey guys! I have an 02 G500, I have some redline MT90, for my differentials, I was going to drain and replace that today, I was wondering how much is needed for each differential? Thanks!

I was also going to grease the axle-balls, I have a couple tubes of EP Marine grease for that, how many tubes do they take?

For the drive shafts any EP grease should work right? How many pumps of grease do those take? I need a needle for those right? Where are the nipples on those?

Thanks everyone!

-Kurtis
2002 G500

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AlanMcR
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#19 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:01 pm

My notes say:
Front 1.4L
Rear 1.8L
Xfer 2.8L
Shaft center zerk fitting, 2-3 pumps max.
Shaft end fittings, until old stuff is pushed out.
Axle balls, fill until up to the opening. I find it hard to get them all that full because the grease doesn't flow away from the opening that well.
...Alan

KurtisWagen
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Re: Preferred Lubricants Sticky

Post#20 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:52 pm

Perfect! Thanks Alan!

-Kurtis
2002 G500

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