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#1 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 11:17 AM
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E320 transmission service

Hi,

I have a 2000 E320 but I never did the transmission service.
The dealer told me that it sealed and life time warranty so can not be remove.....
is this true ???

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#2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 01:12 AM
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I Heard The Same Thing... I Dont Know But I Will Ask.
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Hi, Chaulito.

Your dealer is fibbing to you. Sealed for life means that when it prematurely dies due to lack of maintenance, it's beyond the warranty period and that's it's life.

Find either a reputable transmission shop that handles premium brands or else take it to your indie.

Search the boards, there are LOTS of threads on this topic. No one recommends leaving it alone. Some suggest intervals as small as 30K, others longer, the average seems to be around 60-70K.

Don't let anyone talk you into just a flush, either, you need to change the filter as well and the quickie-flush places don't do that. Again, search the forums for more info. (The one recently posted by franasia is a good overall primer, more detail in the one started by detane1.)

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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Hi, Chaulito.

Your dealer is fibbing to you. Sealed for life means that when it prematurely dies due to lack of maintenance, it's beyond the warranty period and that's it's life.

Find either a reputable transmission shop that handles premium brands or else take it to your indie.

Search the boards, there are LOTS of threads on this topic. No one recommends leaving it alone. Some suggest intervals as small as 30K, others longer, the average seems to be around 60-70K.

Don't let anyone talk you into just a flush, either, you need to change the filter as well and the quickie-flush places don't do that. Again, search the forums for more info. (The one recently posted by franasia is a good overall primer, more detail in the one started by detane1.)

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
Im with greg.

I've read a few posts by benz techs talking about the so called 'lifetime oil'. They often report that the oil has a burnt smell. Oil should not smell burnt. My car will get the lifetime oil changed for more lifetime oil in about 15k miles. The lifetime oil is about £200, its not cheap, but its WAY cheaper than a new box $$$$.

my 0.2

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BTW, when my trans blew a gasket and dropped oil over the driveway, my independant could not help. He Could change the gasket, but my ride had to go to MB to get the trans oil level checked. The trans that benz w210's have (typically) need a 'special' mb tool to check that the oil level is correct. Chances are, your local trans specialist, or independant, will not have this vital tool

The point i am trying to make is this. If you get a trans specialist or indy to change your trans oil, then i humbly suggest you take it to benz to get them to check the oil level. If not you could be driving around with too much oil, or to little

MB checked my trans and diff oil and charged me nothing

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Thanx guys..... my car has 80k on it..... i better check it out with a dealer ASAP.
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Hey, Chaulito.

Lots of dealers will only give you the "party-line" that it's a sealed unit and won't change it. A good indie should know the procedure both to change it and to check the level, it's not really that complicated. Whereabouts are you located? Some of the forum folks may be able to direct you to a reliable place for the service.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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Greetings,

I requested a transmission oil and filter change at an MB dealer in Huntington, NY and was given the party line. Problem is, i really like this dealer. Anyone know a reputable place in Long Island, NY that would do the service with MB oil and parts?

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I am in South California, Orange county..... I live in Brea city.....
if anyone know a good place to do the service pls let me know.

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CHECKING TRANS FLUID

My mechanic, who is very good, ordered me my own dipstick from MB to check the fluid with. He fixed it so that I do not need a key to check the fluid and I keep the e320 dipstick in my trunk. He flushed my transmission and used the recommended MB trans fluid and the car runs great. Just a thought.
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