just spoke to the stealer as well as MBUSA. MBUSA is standing by their policy that the trans oil need not be changed for it is "filled for life". He has not heard any complaints about the tranny breaking down due to the oil not being changed...
He said that you can change it if you want, with the MB blend, but the oil change is not required.
That makes sense if you consider that the transmission will blow up just ouside the waranty period!
This means that "filled for life" is right if the life only goes to approx 6 years or 150'000 KM !.... The oil is used up (burnt) at approx 100-130K.
If you want 200-300K on your tranmission you'll get it with the new design changes (unfortunately only lastest models have them) , frequent oil changes (using a filter to fill in the oil) , and a magnet in the bottom of the pan!.
Loads of cases of businessmen owners of S-Class MB's doing just over 100K and the trans blows .... (in just 2.5 years). MB giving no waranty in this case because of the mileage.
I guess this is a competition thing , because BMW are saying the same with their transmissions .....
I post the all EPC/WIS entries on a sticky thread on the other forum ... makes it easier to locate , and prevents repeated postings .....
PS: My current project is the sebel 150db Horn, and both ML55 + Facelift Bumper Updates (extra parts took only 1 Day to arrive! Turnaround here in germany for the Dealer ordered parts are incredibly fast. I order in the afternoon, they arrive next day!)
Still don't know which bumpers I prefer , so I'll just retrofit both of them and try them alternatively (summer/winter? ... changed with the tyres? heh,heh ) ..... The problem is that I like the rear of the ML55 , but the front of the Facelift ..... Mix of them sounds silly!.
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