It's apart right now, and man is it rough in there. The fluid is shot and the filter is completely clogged. He hasn't done a service on the tranny since 1997 and lots of miles later it's UGLY in there.
However, there is no debris (amazing if you ask me...) and it seems fine otherwise. Can't believe this tranny was still shifting and driving so nicely. Tough unit!
We've got the wrong pan gasket, so we're going to break and get some parts. Probably won't button it up until later today.
(And we got the torque converter drain too, of course it was at the top to start...)
And a Mercedes rebuilt unit is about $2500CDN parts and labour, at the dealer.
1998 C230 "Black Betty"