Best advice, bite the bullet and get a rebuilt tranny from one of the companies who SPECIALIZE in MB transmissions $1300-$1500. There is one in Oklahoma who advertises in The STAR. They sell tranny and torque converter for $1300 with a 1 year unlimited mile warranty. Sorry, I lost the phone # look in The STAR.
If you really want to be sure, get same from Mercedes,about $1800.
I know this is alot of $$$ but, if you plan on keeping the car,it's money well spent. A MB tranny is not for someone who did one once to fool with. You'll end up spending more than a rebuild will. Sometimes,cheap is expensive.
90 300SE (MB rebuild)
[This message has been edited by Mr. BILL (edited 10-28-2000).]