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Old 01-31-2003, 02:10 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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Re: Not been serviced so far

Originally posted by Jantec1
Thanks Joe

From the service histories it looks like they have not been serviced so far ... they seem to be viewed by Mercedes in the UK as sealed for life?
Mercedes Benz USA considers these transmissions "sealed for life", too, and fluid replacement is considered "unnecessary".

Many technicians, like Joe P, who work on these cars say it's a mistake, and fluid replacement should be done at 60,000 miles intervals.
Paul S.

2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
79,200 miles.

1973 280SE 4.5, 170,000 miles. 568 Signal Red, Black MB Tex. "The Red Baron".
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