Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: 1959 220S cabriolet, 1983 240D original owner, 1999 E300 turbo diesel, 1988 560SL, 2003 SLK320
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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RE: auto box oil change
The 124 chassis doesn't have a plug for the torque converter? Are you sure about that? I thought that late 1999 is when the torque converter drain plugs disappeared. I know on my 210 chassis, my '99 has one, but the '00 doesn't. I'm not that familiar with the 124's, but I was pretty sure they had a drain plug for the torque converter.
I personally would never use one of those power flush systems. I much prefer gravity to drain both the transmission and the torque converter. And as recommended, always change the filter and gasket.
I believe that when you refill the transmission, you should fill the transmission up to about 60%, start it up, shift it through all the gears and then add the rest. That's the way you fill the torque converter. I know on the 123 cars, if you just fill up the transmission all at once, you'll end up with a couple of quarts of ATF on the driveway if you don't start it up part way through the filling process.