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· **Premium Member '02 R170 SLK V8 5.0 & '00 SLK320
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I told them I heard changing Trans fluid can cause slips in a AT
Only if it's done by a numpty. Yet another internet / bar room mechanic myth.

They said no flush of fluid just change the filter! Should I do this?
Wot ? So they are gonna put the old Oil back in ?

I don't advocate flushing machines no, but complete Fluid Change, Pan Gasket & Filter (Genuine MB, but if you really must then Febi - Bilstein Kit) and a new Connector Pilot Bushing, (Genuine MB only) every 80k Miles.

FWIW I buy the Fluid and Parts from MB cheaper than Febi - Bilstein kits, and definitely don't go for Meyle or other "billy no mates no brand junk parts" or you will be sorry ;)

Topical post this ;) ....

I just did a 6 speed ZF Auto in customers BMW X3 today, car drove fine prior to doing it at 130k miles, but the Trans just felt much slicker afterwards, noticeably better !!
On the BMW, BMW don't make their own Trans like MB, so I got the parts and oil from ZF who make the Transmissions via one of the UK ZF Parts Distributors as they were a bittie cheaper than BMW Stealership who are obviously selling ZF Parts in BMW packaging ;)

I've also got 10lt of MB Fluid and all genuine MB Parts to do a full Oil service on the 7G Tronic Trans in our AMG E Class Wagon this w/e or next week, depending upon weather, as if it's dry I have outside jobs like wood staining etc to do ;)
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