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Caveat: This was a Dodge pickup but the concept is valid.

Lunched my tranny while on a road trip. A local reputable transmission shop offered to either install a factory rebuilt or to rebuild mine. Thier rebuild job was offered at almost $200.00 more than the factory installation job. Explanation was that they would rebuild with some better, heavy duty components that the factory job did not use. If I chose the factory rebuilt, I would get the same type of unit that had failed previously.

I chose to have the shop rebuild mine with thier recommended components while I spent a few relaxing days in Santa Fe while waiting. I have never been sorry. The tranny they rebuilt has been excellent for years.

Although my response is slightly off mark, the concept of having a REPUTABLE independent rebuild your tranny is valid. That said, I would not allow a dealership to attempt such a job. They are not specialists and regardless what they say, do not do many tranny rebuilds. I am particularly suspicious of a dealer with which you are having a conflict.
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Caveat: This was a Dodge pickup but the concept is valid.

Lunched my tranny while on a road trip. A local reputable transmission shop offered to either install a factory rebuilt or to rebuild mine. Thier rebuild job was offered at almost $200.00 more than the factory installation job. Explanation was that they would rebuild with some better, heavy duty components that the factory job did not use. If I chose the factory rebuilt, I would get the same type of unit that had failed previously.

I chose to have the shop rebuild mine with thier recommended components while I spent a few relaxing days in Santa Fe while waiting. I have never been sorry. The tranny they rebuilt has been excellent for years.

Although my response is slightly off mark, the concept of having a REPUTABLE independent rebuild your tranny is valid. That said, I would not allow a dealership to attempt such a job. They are not specialists and regardless what they say, do not do many tranny rebuilds. I am particularly suspicious of a dealer with which you are having a conflict.
Good point there, Dealers are used to dealing with cars that are still in warranty and a car out of warrant normally ends up with the indies or specialists.

Cars that are in warranty rarely need major repairs and if they do then a new unit is fitted and claimed against MB, so the Techs very rarely get the chance to do a rebuild job.

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Disagree. The concept is not valid.
I own Ford Powerstroke pickup and the first question new owners bring to The Ford Forum always is "What do I modify to make it better?"
Than come replies with long list in them.
When you read this forum most of the replies about modifications is "You have slim chance to make it better than it come from the factory"
So IMHO if there is something that can be improved on the stuff that originally come from the factory -the factory is the one who will work it first.
Like the transmissions on W210 that in first years had bushing bearings, very fast replaced with roller bearing. ... by the factory
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