This past weekend I changed out my Transmission Fluid and Filter at 58K miles
It was a bit black, murky, a bit milky, but not burnt!
No doubt; even though MB HQ says "Lifetime"...no way!
Before car shifted; well, clunky.
Now after the Oil Change and Filter; she shifts smoothly and with more noticeable power.
Here is my attempt at loading up pictures.
I hope this helps someone, anyone out there.
Sorry I don't know how to put those arrow thingys on the
Car: 2000 Mercedes Benz C230 Kompressor
1-Zoom out view of Tranny
2-Removing Pan Bolts. 6 each of them. Note the Thread Lock on the
3-Let old Tranny Fluid CAREFULLY drip out in the corner.
4-This is the old Tranny Fluid MB Engineers say is "lifetime". Here it is
with only 58K miles on it
5-View of Transmission with old filter still attached.
6-Dirty, nasty Automatic Tranmission Fluid. Note the dirt and milky substance
7-Clean Oil Pan done with Brake Cleaner Spray and Lint Free Rags
8-Install New Oil Filter
9-Very Carefully and slowly pour in the new Factory A/T Fluid
Button everything up. Wipe down everything with rags sprayed with left over Brake Cleaner Spray and check A/T Fluid Level.
Enjoy the smooth shifting.
Enjoy the day.
I hope this helps a bit.
I'm an amateur but I tried.