- Nov 21, 2006
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- Your Mercedes
- 2017 S213 e220d Premium Plus
Three weeks ago my previous car a Saab 9-5 blew it's turbo oil seals, sucked the sump dry and wrecked the big end... Time for a replacement!
Enter stage left a vgc 2004 S211 320CDi with 138k on the clock. After 6 happy days of ownership the 5 speed transmission has failed. Driving along the transmission will without warning slip letting the revs rise. Stopping the car and attempting to drive away sees the revs restricted to under 1000 rpm. Stopping the car for more than a few minutes seems to reset the transmission enough to get going again for about 100m and then it goes again.
The car was recovered to a German car specialist who have replaced the Electroplate and ATF and some other assorted seals. Cost just over £900 and the car was "tested" and found working, so I collected it last night as they were closing up.
Less than 2.5 miles later I'm stranded on the slip road to a very busy dual carriageway with EXACTLY the same problem!
Oh and to further compound issues the warranty company are refusing to pay as they claim the electroplate is classified as electricals and therefore not covered... Bunch of shisters!
AND... I need to now hire a replacement to take the family on holiday this morning... Perfect!
The garage assures me there is no glycol present in the ATF as there's no milkiness of the ATF to indicate cross contamination.
The car is currently being recovered back to the Indy for sorting... You chaps have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!