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Transmission oil/filter change

Hey guys so I contacted a few stealerships here in NY area for the service, and they quoted me between 600$-750$ without taxes. I think it’s a ridiculous price for that service. So anyone in NY area know a place that can do a tranny flush? Or do you guys recommend that I go with MB for such service. Let me know thanks

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That's cheap compared to a Porsche.

The special MB computer is required to change the oil as different pumps must be turned on and off at specific temperatures to properly drain and fill without causing damage.

It is recommended that you interview the dealer to make sure they know the procedure and make sure they put their top mechanic on the job.

I DIY most of my stuff but when I reach 30K the dealer does this one. The transmission is expensive and in the rare case something goes wrong I don't want to give MB any excuse!!!
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Yeah I guess you’re right. I shouldn’t be cheap with transmission related work. Thanks for the advise.

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Mine cost over $700!
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Update, done the transmission oil/filter change. I believe it was about 3 Filters that they had to change, with the oil obviously. The car does feel a bit smoother when switching gears, occasionally I used to get a small clunk from 1st gear to the 2nd or vice versa, when the tranny was cold. Now that is even more quiet. So that’s a good thing. It ended up costing me a bit over $800 by me.

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Update, done the transmission oil/filter change. I believe it was about 3 Filters that they had to change, with the oil obviously. The car does feel a bit smoother when switching gears, occasionally I used to get a small clunk from 1st gear to the 2nd or vice versa, when the tranny was cold. Now that is even more quiet. So that’s a good thing. It ended up costing me a bit over $800 by me.
Can you post the worksheet for the transmission oil/filter change ?

I am very curious to know why this is so expensive ? From what i can see, the filter is way under 100$, let say an other 100$ for the oil. It doesn't take 6hrs to do the job.. ??

https://www.mbonlineparts.com/oem-pa...bC1sNC1nYXM%3D

https://www.carid.com/genuine/automa...5&url=79286069

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I'll see if I can scan mine in and post a pic, did it 1 year ago, tranny and front axle (axle is in the tranny) fluid/filter plus rear axle fluid. Labor from dealer is crazy. The rear AMG diff total cost was $230, parts $93. Front tranny/diff/filter was $483.50, the gear oil for both being very expensive, $23.50/qt for rear oil x 3 plus $24.75/qt for front x 6, not the same part number. Front tranny service required a flange gasket and 2 filter part numbers totalling about $100.



All said and done $726.75

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This is not a "regular" automatic tranny folks. It uses a dual clutch automatic, and AMG spices that up with speedshift tech to enhance the performance more. A DCT is basically a high performance automatic born from racing. There is no torque convertor if you have heard of that auto tranny part. Torque convertor is a squished "baloon" metal piece filled with fluid. It is a slush box, and helps make the gear changes smooth....and sloppy and super slow in most autos. Which is why manual trannies are faster. However the DCT (Porsche PDK) is an auto that is a manual tranny since it uses dual clutches in place of the sloppy torque convertor (but there is also no need for a clutch pedal like a manual). At least in the MB, it may be a bit awkward feeling at times, you should consider what I write above as to why this is. And when you go to just get a quick "tranny flush" for that matter, maybe this needs a little more attention, since it's a high performance unit, also incorporating the front differential within the tranny. It's pretty light, compact, and yet still able to delivery all this HP to front and rear wheels while maintaining reliability. Take care of it!
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