My OE Mercedes reman conductor plate came in today
Close examination shows that the TCU is new. Date on it is August 20 2018. Ribbon cable is new. As far as I can see, it looks like the plastic carrier is new as well. TCU has a big #3
on it, old one has #2
Both are NAG2
Old one is VGS2-NAG2
New one is VGS3-NAG2
I'm thinking that is a revision, ie, series 3 so probably major revision.
I don't have the old one out yet so I can't directly compare them but the TCU & Ribbon Cable are new. I would assume sensors were replaced as well. Makes me wonder what is old as they are called reman units from Mercedes.
It came with tranny pan bolts, conductor plate bolts and that tube that goes up to the trans (not the fill tube).
Sometime next week the service kit should be in so timing for the job will likely be next week. I am very curious how black the fluid will look since it's only been in there for probably less then 10,000 km's. My guess is that it will be burnt due to slippage.
I was originally thinking of replacing the entire trans with an OE Mercedes reman as the price was originally supposed to be $5,600 but when I met with the partsman he thought they did not come with the valve body or conductor plate - add $3,000. It totaled $10,000 for parts plus my installation etc.
I got the conductor plate for $1,000 and $250 for the service kit. My thinking is if the trans has been damaged excessively (clutch slip) then I will rebuild it myself. I checked the cost on parts and tranny kit with steels, frictions & pistons is less then $1,000. So it's a no-brainer in that respect.
Can't wait to get at it. Especially since once my Xentry tool shows up I can re-adapt the trans etc and make it like it's supposed to be.
When I do the job I will again separate the valve body and clean it as well as ultrasonically clean the solenoids. In short, I will make it like new again. We will see just how much contamination has re-appeared in the last 10k.....