Originally Posted by Jayhawk
Did you ask them about a possible re-flush in the near future to clean out the stuff loosened by the first flush? And what about the magnet mentioned about?
No, I only told the tech that I had wanted a flush in the first place. He became a little defensive and said "I only do what is on the repair order". I told him "no problem" and he convinced me I am "good to go" (at least for now) as far as the transmission.
I asked about the magnet when I made the appointment and was told they will not put anything foreign into the system (that came from the service manager).
When I was there, I asked again and the actual service writer said that the drain pan plug was probably magnetized. He was not sure, but had been a service writer for the same dealer's Jaguar division and only recently transferred over to the Mercedes side. His career began as a tech, and I think he is generally knowledgeable about these issues. I forgot to ask the tech, but I'll do that when I next see him.
Since they didn't do a flush, I have to assume that the service he did (gravity drain by all appearances) did not dislodge anything metallic that calls for an additional magnet.
And one last thing, my car's torque converter has a drain plug, the tech did tell me that. But why they don't routinely drain that too remains a mystery to me.