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Old 10-08-2003, 08:00 PM
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auto trans oil change?

after 125K miles, the tranny went POP...

main shaft gears / splines stripped

G/box re-built.

now, 10K miles later, would you replace the fluid as a precaution? the 90 quid (150 dollars) + labour vs 1500 quid (2K dollars) for a tranny rebuild in another 40K miles.

this is a high mileage (for the UK) car, and the box was re-built in a slightly dirty looking garage..

I'm just thinking that the dirt / bedding in of new box bits would benifit from having this done.

Its the later style w/s (rather than s/e type) box

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Old 10-08-2003, 09:06 PM
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Some knowledgeable people say trans fluid / filter changes every 15 thousand miles - that seems so often in my opinion. If your putting big miles in a short time, fluid filter change every fifty thousand miles is maybe more affordable. But at least your on the right track with doing a trans/fluid change in the 10 to 15 thousand mile range with the idea of removing break in particles from the trans.

Also do you come to a COMPLETE stop when shifting from reverse to drive?

In the U.S. Mercedes rebuilt transmissions are a good deal, not cheap but piece of mind.
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Old 10-08-2003, 09:09 PM
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MB say the box is sealed..... for life..... so why do they sell replacement filters?


ok - when i find a local independant to do the servicing...

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Old 10-08-2003, 09:49 PM
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Is your car a 1998 or latter?

the sealed box conundrum.

A guess you have a MB 722.6 trans, it takes special fluid that is pricey, and that is the only fluid period, a special dip stick tool to read fluid level, and a filler tube cap.

But I have the same trans, I researched and change the fluid every fifty thousand miles in mine.

Do a search on this site, cause I think Mercedes made a few improvements for when you change fluid, like a special magnet in the pan to collect debris, and a few other items that may not be all that important to worry about, but educate yourself by searching the 722.6 transmission.

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Old 10-09-2003, 05:39 AM
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no- its a 1996/7 registered december 1996, but it has side airbags, which came in in 1997..

(and oddly, one bit of interior trim plastic has a march 1997 date stamp on it )
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