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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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Well, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I wasn't exactly "thrashing it" as keyhole put it, but I did do several kickdowns (wide open throttle) both from stopped and running. I was surprised just how peppy these engines are.
BTW the same guy, and contrary to MB wisdom at the time, recommended a transmission service. I brought the subject up and he asked "How long are you going to keep the car?" I requested that he do it, and shifting improved immediately (59,000 miles on original fill). I sent the old ATF for analysis and the lab agreed it had been in service too long. So at least the guy is batting .500.
Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Last edited by Musikmann; 02-11-2010 at 10:28 AM.