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W123 280e automatic gearbox

Hi there,

I have recently bought a 1982 280e for the bargain price of £800. The car is in great condition, however, i managed to haggle on the price because the automatic gearchange slips especially between 2nd and 3rd gear. The car has done 114k and i took a gamble that it wasn't in need of a new gearbox.

I originally hoped this was a transmission fluid issue but unfortunatley i don't think it's that simple.

I'm looking for a bit of advice on this one. firstly is there anything else that may be causing the gearshift to slip? It's ok between 1st and 2nd but revs high for a second or two before engaging both 3rd and 4th. It reaaly ruins the driving experience.

Secondly has anyone ever replaced their gearbox and if so how much am i looking at needing to spend?

Any help or advice would be most welcome. Thanks.
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