A quick note and possible tip:Thank you so much for this sticky! Very well documented and I'll be doing this soon. Saved me lots of $$$ for sure.
You do have the torque converter drain plug and the shop is full of it. You didn't get what you thought you were getting and probably ought to raise hell with them about it. The other part of the question is did they even use the proper fluid?Ok so i booked my 1998 R170 slk in for a Trans fluid change. Looking at the invoice, they only changed 4L!
I questioned them and said i thought it would take around 8L and they just said you would never get all the oil out unless you take it all apart ect... i mentioned about the torque converter and they just said it was all part as one!
My question to you is, is this true? or do you have to drain the torque converter too... in order to change the whole 8L ?
I know I'm necro'ing this thread, and I'm deeply sorry for that. I have a 1998 SLK, and I'm confused as to a couple things:Good video, but several things need to be pointed out I think. He changes less than half of the actual amount of ATF in the transmission. The torque converter holds more fluid than the transmission pan and should also be changed. That's an easy job up through the 1999 models, because there is a torque converter drain plug on those cars. .
1. TC sealing washer is steel or Al - part #007603-010100 . MSRP - $1.40. Can be had for $0.03 from aftermarket sellers. Sealing washer for pan is copper BTW. Why the difference - I don't know.I know I'm necro'ing this thread, and I'm deeply sorry for that. I have a 1998 SLK, and I'm confused as to a couple things:
1. Part number for the torque converter drain plug sealing washer.
2. When I've finished draining the transmission and torque converter, replaced the plugs and seals, filter and pan gasket, what then? Do I add all the fluid at once and start the car, or do I add half, start and stop, and add the other half? How much fluid should I use? The full 8 liters or stop at the spec of 7.x?
Lots of helpful info on the later models, but I've NEVER done transmission fluid before so knowing the last step would be immensely helpful.