BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2004
Vehicle: 04 C230 WZ
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Back now. The reason for the stop now is if your tranny is suffering from internal damge by leaking seals or slipping clutches, changing the fluid to any type (approved type of corse) will remove what is allowing it to still run. When a auto tranny starts slipping to friction materials end up in the fluid and if you change the fluid one it has reached thislevel of deteriation you flush out this friction material with the old fluid. So now you car that drove in the shop will not drive out of the shop. This should not be misinterpreted as a reason to not maintain your tranny as recomended by the manufacture. Moving parts do wear out but with proper maintence they provide a long service life.
this is also the reason I said to drain the tranny fluid into a clean container, so if you find the fluid smells burn or is black or brown and has particles in the pan pour it back into the tranny and it's time to start considering options. If it is like a pink milke shake you best stop right here and get out your wallet because it means the tranny cooler in the radiator has ruptured and is putting water in your tranny causing rust to form on steel parts.
If you do feel like persuing diagnosis of your tranny your self, I will lend some info.
2004 Mars red C230 sport sedan
modifications=stock as a rock
1997 Ford SVT COBRA
modification=COBRA R model rims front 17x9 17x10.5 rear with NITTO race tires 275/40ZR17Y and 315/35ZR17Y
stock brakes with HAWK HPS plus brake pads
adjustabul suspension struts and shocks front and rear.tubular suspension control arms with custom urethane bushings and heim joints
blue printed and rebuild rear axle with upgraged posi track and 4:10.1 rear gears.Lots of shinny things under the hood and a strange wistling sound.
And the list goes on and on and on and on.......
Currently motor is out of car due to factory pistons not likeing 600hp and 15lbs of boost. Being rebuilt with the target of 730hp this time with better parts.