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2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 5.5L V12 2dr Coupe

2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
11 (2008) mpg city / 17 (2008) mpg hwy
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December 24, 2008, 12:18 pm

Joseph P
 

Question: when should I service the transmission (fluid and filter)?

when should I service the transmission (fluid and filter)? Local dealer says only MB specialist can do it since it is a very involved procedure, e.g., turning the engine over by hand to allow all the old fluid to drain, etc and quotes $500 for the service; is this accurate? jp


December 28, 2008, 1:11 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds about right. You can try some Mercedes or German car specialty shops to see if they can do the procedure at a better price.

The fluid should be changed every 30-90k depending on your driving.


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December 28, 2008, 2:00 pm

Joseph P
 

car has only 30k and driven very conservatively; but car is alomost 8 years old and MB says to change fluid after 4 years regardless of milage. Do you agree? jp


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