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Is this where you check the transmission fluid? Also the dip stick I have is long as hell so im not sure if this is right because its right on the transmission
 

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Here is the dip stick supposedly for an 02 430CLK
 

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I swear fellas I cant find anything like that, can someone please point me in the right direction?
 

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Look for a red cap that is called the lock pin; they break when you remove them. As mentioned, it should be on the passenger side of the engine bay close to the firewall. That is where mine is and I think the W208 and W210 are nearly indentical except for the 2 vs. 4 doors.
 

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Ok I found it, thanks, it is black and says "Mb workshop only" on the cap
 
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Ok I found it, thanks, it is black and says "Mb workshop only" on the cap

Yes and I believe you check it with the engine is running and tranny in "park" (I'm not 100% sure). I never have to check mine because I get it service at the dealer at 50K miles on the Clk 430, CL 55 and I'll do the same with the Clk 500 Cabriolet when it reach 50K miles. Only a couple manufacturer required checking the tranny fluid when the engine is off. Honda is one of them.
 

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I guess they changed the color to all black for 02
 

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Man, I broke it, and seem to note have a dip stick. If my car is shifting hard can I just add some through that hole?
 

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Yes. I had mine checked out as well. I was concerned. An indie shop had the dipstick and it did have a level indicator on it. It would be a great tool to keep around if you plan on owning Mercedes' for a long long time.

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I guess they changed the color to all black for 02
Actually that indicates one of two things: either it's never been replaced or someone finagled with it from the underside to release it without breaking off the tab.

They come from the factory black, but the replacements are red/orange, that's how you know at a glance if it's been touched.

If you search over in the 210 forum there are a couple of pics of how you can make your own tool as well if you don't want to drop the $25 for the "real" one. It's the same transmission, same tool.

BTW, snakoiler, if I'm not mistaken the thing in your first pic is the transmission breather. Nice job of getting it in focus, too; not easy with a digital camera in close confines. :thumbsup:

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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I was told by a MB tech to plan on changing the fluid around 100K. He said MB says its lifetime but if I want to keep the 55 running to do this change. Anyone heard any truth to this.
Makes sense to me !!
 

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There are lots of topics covering this. I wouldn't push it past 75k. Change at least the filter and the 3 liters of fluid that will come out. Otherwise you can do a full a flush. Also keep in mind the temperature of the fluid when you check it. I think the dip stick has markers for 25C and 80C.
 
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