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Old 01-24-2007, 12:50 AM
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'97 C280 w/5 speed automatic I6

Are there particular problem areas with these cars?

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Old 01-24-2007, 08:02 AM
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That was the first year for that trans in a 6 cyl car...fluid changes are important!

M104 head gaskets are prone to leak oil on the passenger side.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:32 AM
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Thank's MB Doc
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:39 PM
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M104 Plus 5-speed Auto??

In reading this, I realized that this era C280 would be an M104 with the electronic 5-speed auto....
Thus the inevitable question - can this 5-speed be installed behind ANY M104 Engine??? Namely 94-95 3.2L . Please say it's so.....

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