42000 mile service

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by angrypaul, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. angrypaul

    angrypaul New Member

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    I have a question on servicing....My C220 CDI AMG has it service B due this week, its done 43000 miles and 2 garages have told me I need the gearbox oil changing and 2 have told me its not due until 75000 miles? any clues peeps?

    Cheers Paul
     
  2. Petrol Pete

    Petrol Pete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    There are hundreds of post about 5G and 7G 772.6 ATF change. All seem to stem from MB initially saying that the box was 'sealed for life' (Boll*x IMHO) and then sort of changing their minds someway along the way.

    Personally I would get it (and the filter) changed and forget about it for another 70K miles.

    Others on here will also have advice.
     
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    foxy52 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ..Speak to a Mercedes dealer.. re ATF I will have mine changed every 35 thou miles approx. and my car is similar mileage to yours......foxy52
     
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    foxy52 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    agree.. this ones a regular on the forum... 35 thou miles is long enough to drive on 1 oil..sealed box or otherwise.. get it changed ...its prudent to re lubricate ...I have read of horror stories re ATF.. TURNING TO TAR/BLACK GUNGE !!!.. foxy52
     
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    tonysmb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How old is the car? Your handbook should specify oil change requirements for the ATF..

    Later 7-speed ones are generally every 5 years or 75,000 miles, earlier 7-speed were, IIRC, were once at 3 years / 45,000 miles.
     
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    angrypaul New Member

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    Thanks for the Advice peeps, Just have the service done and checked with the Garage who said the Book says 70000 miles but as a precaution I have had it changed anyway. They kept a sample for me and to be honest the oil is quite a bit darker than the new oil so best to air on the side of caution with this one and avoid a possibly bigger bill in the future

    Paul
     
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