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Old 10-17-2003, 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by leon
... my tranny didnt go out till i reached 267,000 miles.
The four speed auto in the W201 with the 2.3L engine seems to live out to a max of 250K-miles with good care and feeding. Both my old 190E 2.3's needed tranny work at about that mileage. Haven't met any 190E owners that got much more out of the tranny. Met more than a few that got less, but they didn't seem to understand the term "preventative maintenance."

Changing the fluid/filter on the auto-box every 30K-miles seems to really do the trick. Also, don't tow anything with that car. That's shorten the tranny life dramatically.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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