2019 C63s cost of gearbox oil and rear diff: independent v main dealer

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Ballpark figures what would be a fair price for changing the gearbox oil and rear diff after 36k on a newt me facelift C63s

Interested in knowing what the differential might be from independent to main dealer.

Oddly Ive asked at 2 main dealers and they just didnt seem keen at all, basically saying if the computer isn't recommending it then I should leave it. Both seemed to indicated it comes up at something like 80k. I presume main dealers are not interested in longevity of a 5y old car

As it happened all 4 pads are getting low so might get those from eBay Newcastle or Edinburgh for fitting elsewhere

Thanks in advance
 
Ballpark figures what would be a fair price for changing the gearbox oil and rear diff after 36k on a newt me facelift C63s

Interested in knowing what the differential might be from independent to main dealer.

Oddly Ive asked at 2 main dealers and they just didnt seem keen at all, basically saying if the computer isn't recommending it then I should leave it. Both seemed to indicated it comes up at something like 80k. I presume main dealers are not interested in longevity of a 5y old car

As it happened all 4 pads are getting low so might get those from eBay Newcastle or Edinburgh for fitting elsewhere

Thanks in advance
Reminds me of "sealed for life" gearboxes ...

Preventative maintenance should be encouraged, I'm sure an independent would happily do it for you.

Apart from the smell (apparently its foul) a diff fluid change is easy enough from what I've seen from years on YouTube.

Are Brembo pads an option on the S? I'm aware the brake setup is different to the base 63, but could save you a chunk of money. I think TRW make the pads on the none S cars.
 
Ballpark figures what would be a fair price for changing the gearbox oil and rear diff after 36k on a newt me facelift C63s

Interested in knowing what the differential might be from independent to main dealer.

Oddly Ive asked at 2 main dealers and they just didnt seem keen at all, basically saying if the computer isn't recommending it then I should leave it. Both seemed to indicated it comes up at something like 80k. I presume main dealers are not interested in longevity of a 5y old car

As it happened all 4 pads are getting low so might get those from eBay Newcastle or Edinburgh for fitting elsewhere

Thanks in advance
Main dealer will change your diff oil no matter what age the car. Labour cost will be higher, my E63S gearbox and diff oil was done recently at Beaconsfield Merc and cost approx £800 for both.
 
Ballpark figures what would be a fair price for changing the gearbox oil and rear diff after 36k on a newt me facelift C63s

Interested in knowing what the differential might be from independent to main dealer.

Oddly Ive asked at 2 main dealers and they just didnt seem keen at all, basically saying if the computer isn't recommending it then I should leave it. Both seemed to indicated it comes up at something like 80k. I presume main dealers are not interested in longevity of a 5y old car

As it happened all 4 pads are getting low so might get those from eBay Newcastle or Edinburgh for fitting elsewhere

Thanks in advance
Just get a quote from a decent MB specialist . The diff is a pretty cheap easy job if the car is up in the air for a gearbox service , it’s 1.3ish L of oil so you need 2L probably Fuchs make it for your diff (I’ve done each of my cars 3 times )
I can’t see the cost of both exceeding £400 ish at a specialist .
Where do you live ?
 
^^^unless it’s one of those gearboxes where the sump incorporates the filter and you have to buy a new sump pan ?
 
Main dealer will change your diff oil no matter what age the car. Labour cost will be higher, my E63S gearbox and diff oil was done recently at Beaconsfield Merc and cost approx £800 for both.
A bit off topic but how did you find them? My car was always serviced there and I plan on continuing with them for the duration of service plan/whilst I have the car.
 
A bit off topic but how did you find them? My car was always serviced there and I plan on continuing with them for the duration of service plan/whilst I have the car.
Sadly I have no direct experience, Beaconsfield was the dealer that my car went to directly before I picked it up to have the gearbox and diff oil done (the place I bought the car from passed on the receipt to me and seemed to like them).
 
Just get a quote from a decent MB specialist . The diff is a pretty cheap easy job if the car is up in the air for a gearbox service , it’s 1.3ish L of oil so you need 2L probably Fuchs make it for your diff (I’ve done each of my cars 3 times )
I can’t see the cost of both exceeding £400 ish at a specialist .
Where do you live ?
based in SE London. Have used MB Dartford and MB Southend for works but nothing in the independent space as of yet
 
Reminds me of "sealed for life" gearboxes ...

Preventative maintenance should be encouraged, I'm sure an independent would happily do it for you.

Apart from the smell (apparently its foul) a diff fluid change is easy enough from what I've seen from years on YouTube.

Are Brembo pads an option on the S? I'm aware the brake setup is different to the base 63, but could save you a chunk of money. I think TRW make the pads on the none S cars.
looking on ECP the Brembo front and rear pads would com to about £150. Famous eBay main dealer selling genuine MB pads set for almost £1.5k! I must be missing something. There can't be such a huge differential
 
based in SE London. Have used MB Dartford and MB Southend for works but nothing in the independent space as of yet
Give @alexanderfoti a call , he runs an MB specialist near Tonbridge , Kent and is on this forum .
(AMF Mercedes )
 

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