I replaced a leaking trans line last winter in about 15 minutes ... most of the time was taking off the chassis shield.
Piece of cake.
Part was about $14 if I recall. Short hose with metal protector sleeve.
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg