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Transmission Service Q?

Hi and Happy Friday,

I'm a total newbie in car maintenance and have a 2011 C300. Dealership said I should have transmission service done at 40k, while other Benz shops in town have said should be done at 45k to 60k to never. 60k seemed a more common answer. What say you please? My car is currently at 47K.

Many thanks in advance for your guidance.
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I would do it every 40K...................so you're 7K over already

First time is probably the most important one.


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do you have to do it at dealer? if not do other mechanics do the same job as mercedes dealerships or would they not not know full routine?
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A trusted indi MB mechanic can do it and probably save you $100 in the process.

Search the forum for the service provider reviews by city.

Yes, you are due for a transmission fluid and filter change.
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Is it 7-sp?
Seems the DIY knowledge about them is minimal.
I just bought 2008 car and got record that 7-sp had ATF changed at 40k and that is the only service MBUSA recommend in life of the car.
My car has 170k right now and I am planning to service the ATF ... sometime.
Right now I am working on fixing what dealer butchered and cover up.

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Is it 7-sp?

I just bought 2008 car and got record that 7-sp had ATF changed at 40k and that is the only service MBUSA recommend in life of the car.
LOL...........gotta take that with "a grain of salt". They also said the 722.6 5 speed was sealed for life and no maintenance was required.


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I serviced couple of 722.6 at 200k and have strong indications that was the first service on at least 1 of them.
Both run without a problem and guess what was car life expectancy in early 1990's when those transmission were on design desk?
I usually go by inspections not by opinions on the services.
Lot of car owners replace batteries at 5 years mark, when lot of batteries last way over 10.

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LOL...........gotta take that with "a grain of salt". They also said the 722.6 5 speed was sealed for life and no maintenance was required.

Is that why one of the Benz shops said after 2010 C300 didn't need to have the service done at all? Argh, so confusing!
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Anyhow, I'm getting the sense I should get the service done soon and will plan on local Benz shop not dealer that had decent rate. Thanks all!
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Ask lot of question.
"Transmission service" is one of most abused description.
It can mean anything from dropping 2 quarts from the plug and pouring 2 quarts of new ATF, to dropping the pan, replacing filter/strainer and whatever else comes, to flush without dropping the pan and full flush after dropping the pan and replacing filter.
The difference is like day and night.
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