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Old 04-25-2019, 06:59 PM
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ATF flush - no pan drop, filter/gasket change

2013 glk 350 rear wheel drive at 70000 miles at independent foreign car servicer.
I wasn't smart enough to ask beforehand if they dropped pan and changed filter and gasket.They didn't.
It was cheaper ( $300 vs $500) than dealer flush with pan drop etc.
Should I be concerned from a technical perspective they did a flush that didn't include a drop of pan and a filter and gasket change?
And used BG ATF? And they failed to note in their estimate?
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I would not worry too much about not changing filter, but don't know about BG ATF. I used MB fluid and drained the torque converter, which holds half of the fluid. So just do a full flush with torque converter drain and pan drop in 40k miles.
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Originally Posted by wmjonwm View Post
2013 glk 350 rear wheel drive at 70000 miles at independent foreign car servicer.
I wasn't smart enough to ask beforehand if they dropped pan and changed filter and gasket.They didn't.
It was cheaper ( $300 vs $500) than dealer flush with pan drop etc.
Should I be concerned from a technical perspective they did a flush that didn't include a drop of pan and a filter and gasket change?
And used BG ATF? And they failed to note in their estimate?
Thanks!
I don't normally recommend the dealer but I would bite the bullet and goto the dealer now and get a proper full service done. They did not use the proper fluid, did not change the filter, and only changed half the fluid? You should also demand a refund. They should know to use the right fluid in these transmissions. Here is a list of approved fluids, that contain the proper chemicals and additives:
https://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevol...236.15_en.html
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, and only changed half the fluid?
dealers will change half of the fluid too. You need to drain torque converter to get most of the fluid out, which dealers don't do.
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dealers will change half of the fluid too. You need to drain torque converter to get most of the fluid out, which dealers don't do.
i think some do some donít. Need to specifically ask and confirm.
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i think some do some donít. Need to specifically ask and confirm.
I would be surprised as it doesn't call for it and doubles the time and amount of fluid.
I have zero faith in Benz dealers and stopped servicing my car there long time ago after they couldn't figure out which light bulb was out (no joke).
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I would be surprised as it doesn't call for it and doubles the time and amount of fluid.
I have zero faith in Benz dealers and stopped servicing my car there long time ago after they couldn't figure out which light bulb was out (no joke).
i agree not a fan at all, try to do everything myself. But at least they will use the right fluid
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But at least they will use the right fluid
If you are lucky. There was a change over of fluid in 2010. Some cars use blue some red. Hopefully they would go by VIN.
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FYI I paid $700 at another independent to replace the 236.14 w 236.15 and change filter and gasket and bolts. This after clunking started ominously w the 236.14.
All seems well now except for my pocketbook and lost time. Original independent refunded the $300 I paid for flush originally. Live and learn.
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"BG universal ATF" uhhh that's a big fat no.
get that **** out of your transmission asap.

I would hand this off to MB and tell them the wrong fluid is in there, they may suggest doing the service twice, or have a way to get all the fluid out. Even draining the TQ is gonna leave some of that stuff in there. Filter needs to be changed too...
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^ This. You need the right spec fluid in there. They did a half-a$$ed job. Replace with the right fluid or risk expensive transmission damage; up to you.
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