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Thanks for the info and correction Eric.

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Thanks for the info and correction Eric.
I am not so much correcting you but adding a possible. The bushing type of failure almost always happens when first starting off as this is when there is greatest torque required and if the bushing fails at this point of time then the whole internal drive train can flex to a degree that things start to collide hence the thud.

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O.K. Then at what point (model year or whatever) did Daimler switch from using a bushing to a bearing?

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O.K. Then at what point (model year or whatever) did Daimler switch from using a bushing to a bearing?
I cannot say at the moment, I am in a Hotel north of Shanghai and will have to wait until I get back to the workshop on Wed. But the last one I did was about 2006 so it must have been before this.

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O.K. thanks in advance. Enjoy your holiday!

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O.K. thanks in advance. Enjoy your holiday!
No holiday, I am here to open a new workshop on tuesday, but at least I do not need to attend the group meetings, it is now 22.53 and those poor sods are still in a meeting. I am supposed to be typing my speech but I cannot put my head into it just now. I had to take the group accountant (good friend of mine) to hospital tonight, these people work too hard.

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Best wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery.

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I am curious if the 722.6 has more issues because it has the manual shifting feature and perhaps that lends to more hard use/abuse? Does anyone know if the trans, in manual mode, will automatically upshift if you rev too high or will it stay until you shift? I've never pushed mine in that way.
Also, to the point of 5,000 rebuilds at one dealership, I would bet that most of those simply had the leaky plug but they were rebuilt to help the dealership's bottom line.
"The bottom line" is precisely my opinion. 2 of W210 I do/did own passed 200,000 miles without break down. I do use my transmission for braking in the mountains and am amazed how well computer carries the shifting. Even when going from 4 to 3 what revs the engine into 3000 rpm -there is no abrupt movements so common on older transmissions.
Than I had few glitches on our latest transmission and after plate replacement, it turned out to be some dirt residue on the plug that wasn't fully washed at the adapter replacement 20,000 miles earlier.
So maybe the stealer diagnosis that the transmission is mechanically kaput is correct, but spending $15 on new adapter and $8 on can of electronic cleaner sure is good way to double check.
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