Joe:In the EPC diagrams for my S600 it has "As of engine" next to the part numbers, that means earlier engines at some point had different part numbers. The Transmission EPC diagrams are littered with these revisions. Anyway, always best to double check this stuff. Might have been a very early revision.
Anziani, Does this mean I do not need to change mine? but check the hoses?We discovered on the '97 that the "tee" was indestructible! We locked it in a vise and wore out a sledge hammer trying to break it. Apparently MB changed suppliers or formula's by the '97 year. HOWEVER, the hoses were toast and were ready to let loose.