Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: in the grim north of the UK
Vehicle: SLK320 2001, Brilliant Silver, 17" AMG Alloys, Magma/Black cockpit
Other Toys: 1985 500SL r107, 2006 E320cdi s211 5-seater Estate
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no transmission dipstick tube. Level measurement by the overflow method after undoing the drain plug. Filling is by pumping fluid up into the drain plug orifice. I only know 'cos I've just done it to my S211. You can get most of the fluid out of the pan if you dislodge the overflow pipe, but you will have to dismount the pan to remount the tube. Not a problem if you are doing the filter. You will need a new gasket, and most importantly, the new pan mounting bolts.
I'll stop now. No, i won't. I used a 12v extraction pump ( Lidl, £13.99) to pump the new fluid up into the transmission. A bit fiddly, but not exactly hard work.