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    Default All mercedes owners please read this

    It has been decided here in the UK for Mercedes-Benz owners, the following, (AUTOMATIC MERCEDES ONLY)

    Mercedes specialists in the UK, have come together on a Mercedes forum, and we have decided that the Automatic Transmission Fluid SHOULD be changed, and that it should NOT be sealed for life.

    If your car has not had its ATF fluid & filter changed and has done over 40,000 miles, I reccomend that it gets changed now!
    It will not need changing for another 100,000 miles afterwards.

    If your car has done over 40,000 miles, please get it done ASAP, as it can cause transmission problems.

    Mercedes-Benz UK decided on the more recent Mercedes (From 2006) that the Transmission Fluid and Filter gets changed on the 3rd service or approximately 37000 miles.

    Please ensure your Mercedes has this done at some point!

    ZEE


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    (since my dad) been doing it since 1973

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercedes57 View Post
    It has been decided here in the UK for Mercedes-Benz owners, the following, (AUTOMATIC MERCEDES ONLY)

    Mercedes specialists in the UK, have come together on a Mercedes forum, and we have decided that the Automatic Transmission Fluid SHOULD be changed, and that it should NOT be sealed for life.

    If your car has not had its ATF fluid & filter changed and has done over 40,000 miles, I reccomend that it gets changed now!
    It will not need changing for another 100,000 miles afterwards.

    If your car has done over 40,000 miles, please get it done ASAP, as it can cause transmission problems.

    Mercedes-Benz UK decided on the more recent Mercedes (From 2006) that the Transmission Fluid and Filter gets changed on the 3rd service or approximately 37000 miles.

    Please ensure your Mercedes has this done at some point!

    ZEE
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    As i know they aways change its even though it is written sealed for life or something on it.
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    We decided this a few years back, but only recently I thought I could share this information, I was not aware if you did or did not have this information about the ATF change, so I did it anyway, Just in case.

    My apologies if you already know this.

    ZEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    very late

    (since my dad) been doing it since 1973

    GURU will be grinning wide when he reads it.
    If your dad has been doing this since 1973, at what mileage did he do this at?

    I am very surprised as Mercedes only told the main dealers in the UK at around 2006, to change the ATF fluid on Mercedes built and registered from 2006 onwards.

    How is it, your dad did it 34 years before it was officially announced by Mercedes?

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    we got our atf changed last weekend :p turns out that the car (e220 cdi 2002 model) has like n auto warning system for when its time to change the oil.
    basically when we fill atf its more than the amount required for operation (in case the car is on extreme slopes, angles, etc) at the bottom of the excess is a rubber seal with a sensor/heater. i admit i do not remember the EXACT phenomenon that takes place but basically the sensor/heater "blows" the rubber seal and the car will have a nice big gear oil leak on a cold start. but dont worry, as the mechanic told us that "no problem, just drive to islamabad (from peshawar) and i'll change the seal and oil for you".
    i personally find this method really crude on Mercedes's part, but hey it works... :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durrani90 View Post
    i personally find this method really crude on Mercedes's part, but hey it works... :-p
    That is why here in the UK, our Mercedes specialists are recommending to have the ATF fluid & filter done anyway (after 40k miles) to be on the safe side, then not to change again until atleast 100k miles later, it seems to work for us with no leaks and no warnings on the computer/dash.

    Any Mercedes I buy, will straight away have it done (if it has not been done already), my new shape C-class Sport, had this done last year by Mercedes-Benz at around 37000 miles, the car was 3 years old then.

    By the way, at what mileage did your E220 request the change?

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    the newer 722.6xx transmissions were termed "filled for life" - now the problem shows itself that the word "LIFE" needs to be defined correctly.

    When the transmission usually fails at 100,000 miles - it is said by mercedes-benz AG that the transmission's "LIFE" is over - and because the warranty went out about 40,000 miles ago - you get the stiff end of the deal... - SOME DEAD BEAT LAWYER STUFF HERE.

    A good practice is to change it every 30,000 miles along with filter. Use the correct dipstick tool and thermometer to measure fluid level. Overfilling on the later electronic transmissions will cause errors and even failures due to foaming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durrani90 View Post
    we got our atf changed last weekend :p turns out that the car (e220 cdi 2002 model) has like n auto warning system for when its time to change the oil.
    basically when we fill atf its more than the amount required for operation (in case the car is on extreme slopes, angles, etc) at the bottom of the excess is a rubber seal with a sensor/heater. i admit i do not remember the EXACT phenomenon that takes place but basically the sensor/heater "blows" the rubber seal and the car will have a nice big gear oil leak on a cold start. but dont worry, as the mechanic told us that "no problem, just drive to islamabad (from peshawar) and i'll change the seal and oil for you".
    i personally find this method really crude on Mercedes's part, but hey it works... :-p
    I have spoken about this on the Mercedes forum in the UK, here were their replies...

    'That's rubbish, and no such thing'

    'Is this a wind up???????'

    'It wouldn't surprise me if something did blow if it was overfilled and you can imagine they're not too careful about the levels in some places.

    The heater bit could be some confusion about the ATF cooler which of course also assists to warm the ATF up from cold.'

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    ^^ never experienced such a thing ever in a benz.. I need pictures please or the mechanic was giving a nice runaround.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercedes57 View Post
    If your dad has been doing this since 1973, at what mileage did he do this at?

    I am very surprised as Mercedes only told the main dealers in the UK at around 2006, to change the ATF fluid on Mercedes built and registered from 2006 onwards.

    How is it, your dad did it 34 years before it was officially announced by Mercedes?
    at that time i had no idea about doing it at certain interval or milage but it was always once a year in our school summer vacations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercedes57 View Post
    By the way, at what mileage did your E220 request the change?
    ~120k kms on the clock dont know if it had been done before since we bought the car used.

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    @ all the concern going around about what i said, i'm just stating what happened from personal experience maybe this particular mechanic found this "method" by un official Mercedes maintenance means? i cant comment to be honest.
    and where as the uk forums are concerned, they find everything our mechanics to do to be funny. for example re spraying a car under a tree??

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