Thanks for the reply. The leak is not major and if it is ok to have that high of a dipstick read on the transmission, then I am probably fine. The hard shifting from R - D is something I can learn to live with. It concerned me since all three of these events occurred within a 24 hour period...which also happened to be 24 hours before I intended to drive the car 700 miles. *grin*
So, the fluid is probably not overfull...
John J. Meadows
'85 190E 2.3L 96k mi.
My first M-B, not my last.