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After visiting this site for years, gaining invaluable knowledge and saving "Big Bucks" by DIY,I finally realized I should join in and share what I have learned.
I currently own a '99 E430 w/130,000mi.I'm the second owner.It had the transmission shifting issue which was fixed by replacing the electronic valve body. This occured at 102,000 miles,about 300 miles after I got it.I was told the fluid after 50,000 miles gets metal particles that help short out the electronic curcuit board.I will be changing the fluid/filter every 40-50k! Also will buy the magnet that Mercedes sells for the transmission pan.
Also own a '98 C230 with 216,000 mi.bought new.It has had the trans services every 50k. no problems,changed the oil/filter @1,500 miles when new and every 7-8kmi. since with Mobile1...burns Zero oil between changes.I really enjoy driving and working on my Benz's and I hope to collect two 300k mileage badges from Mercedes.
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