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Old 12-06-2000, 02:33 PM
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I am experiencing slipping between 2rd and 3rd gears with my 1983 380SL (140k miles). What's more, this occurs only when the transmission is cold. This problem appeared some time after I changed the trans fluid and filter last summer. Since I recently acquired the car, I suspect this was the first fluid change in some time. I wonder if this a forecast of expensive repairs to come? Should I perhaps change trans oil, say, every year to ensure perhaps sticky values & pistons in transmission receive the benefit of fresh oil?

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Old 12-06-2000, 08:41 PM
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You will be doing transmission repairs to rectify that problem.

You should change the fluid at least every 30,000 miles as outlined in the service book.

Donnie Drummonds
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