WHAT GEARBOX FOR W211 2009 E220 CDI??

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Hello

I have had a massive problem I am hoping someone could help with.

I recently bought a 2009 W211 E220 CDI.
The gearbox was acting up and not going into gear and just revving. I took it to my local garage and they advised I needed a new gearbox as all the transmission oil leaked out and this had wrecked the gearbox
I purchased a gearbox and pipes from the same model car in a 2007 (which were apparently leaking) The gearbox was fitted in and it the car was perfect and drove fine.
However after a couple of weeks the same issue happened again and the oil cooler pipes which run to the front were leaking oil and the oil had come out again. After it happened I did not drive the car more than half a Kilometre and got it recovered I then bought the pipes from the Mercedes dealership and got the pipes changed and oil topped up again. Car drove again.
A couple days later the same thing happened again. I have been then told that it must be the gearbox again as when the oil leaked out it must have wrecked the gearbox again.
I am currently looking for a new gearbox and I am going off the code which is on the original gearbox that came out and it is R 220 271 19 01, it also has another similar number which is R 211 271 09 01.
When I type this number in google/eBay etc the gearboxes are coming up as a W204 C220 CDI which have the exact same code. Will this be the correct gearbox as I have also found some from the W211 Pre facelift and this is not the same gearbox as the original which is sitting at the garage with the code written above.
What I really need to know is will this W204 C220 GEARBOX fit as it has the exact code as the original or shall I get one from the exact same face lift W211.
The problem I also have is I cannot check the code on the first gearbox changed as it is still currently in the car and my brother had changed it by buying one straight off the same car and we did not see the code and the mechanic said it was fine and fitted it.
I have then recently found out that even though we bought the torque converter the mechanic said it was the wrong torque converter so they just put the old one in with the new gearbox. Does this even make sense as how can the gearbox be correct but the torque converter be wrong and then the old torque converter fitting straight in the W211 gearbox
I cannot seem to get a straight answer from anyone I have tried to enquire with.
Hope someone can shed some light on where this has gone wrong.

Thank you
 

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Use a VIN decoder. Input your VIN and in the details it will list the original build gearbox details.

Not sure why you would have two gearboxes lose oil, unless it's actually the torque converter that's blown. Otherwise you need to find a better garage to do your spanner work!

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As above , find an MB specialist that knows what they are doing , where do you live ?
 
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Hi

I live in Hull and i have used a vin decoder and it says the gearbox is 722640. so is that R number irrelevant?
 

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For someone to just give an on the spot diagnosis like that, and without doing a OBD scan,or even checking the oil levels and condition, is a very risky business.
 

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Hi

I live in Hull and i have used a vin decoder and it says the gearbox is 722640. so is that R number irrelevant?
You need a replacement 722.640 transmission. Only this code is suitable. The R number is irrelevant.
First I'd find a good Mercedes specialist and get his opinion on whether to refurbish the transmission you have if its the correct one, or replace it.
The problem with a used gearbox from a breaker is you have no idea on the condition and it will certainly need an ATF change and inspection before fitting.
 
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You need a replacement 722.640 transmission. Only this code is suitable. The R number is irrelevant.
First I'd find a good Mercedes specialist and get his opinion on whether to refurbish the transmission you have if its the correct one, or replace it.
The problem with a used gearbox from a breaker is you have no idea on the condition and it will certainly need an ATF change and inspection before fitting.
Thank you for your help

I have found the exact same gearbox which is in good condition with warranty from a car that had 69k . It is from motorhog and ha been checked and tested working.
To replace this gearbox is there anything I should make sure when it is changed.
Of course I will be getting the ATF Change and Filter change.
Is there anything else i should make sure of?

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I agree, unless you drove it for miles and miles with low oil, and the box making horrible noises its probably fine

Fix the leak (which you have to do anyway), Fill it up and see what happens.
 

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I seriously doubt that the first box you had in the car was wrecked, they are pretty bullet proof but they are very sensitive to oil level and stop working pretty quick when level is low, I am not getting a high level of confidence in your mechanic, how would he know the box was shot without removing and stripping down and if guesswork is how he diagnoses problems of this magnitude I would not have trusted his competence in replacing the second unit, these boxes have a high level of electronic actuation/control that needs to be addressed correctly during repair and maintenance, on a positive note Motorhog are a reliable supplier who buy only accident damage cars but I would seriously consider finding a local auto gearbox repair firm and pay £30 to get them to look at the original gearbox, there may be nothing wrong with that mecahically, just oil level issues when it leaked, if it is fried then you have not lost much before going to Motorhog (get the torque converter with replacement) but if it is not, which is very likely then have an independent Merc specialist fit it, look in your local kingston directory for a "Bosch Car Service" workshop, you have plenty in and around Hull, I know because I opened them in the mid 2000s kind regards Steve
 

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I am assuming Hull still uses Kingstone Communications instead of Telecom, its a shame you have the 2 litre, I have just written off my CLS 320 which is just a glorified W211 and you could have had the box but its a 7G tronic so not right for your application
 

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Like some of the other guys, I would be most supprised if either of your boxes were damaged. As they say these 5 speed auto boxes are virtually bullet proof. I boughr a high mileage 2008 recently that was going to be scrapped because the box was "Knackered" for the princely sum of £380 (The scrap valuation) On inspection of the pipes it was found that these were leaking a small amount but the fluid was blowing back on the undertrays and so was not blatantly obvious, and these boxes are very dependant on the correct level. We bodged the pipe to begin with and refilled the ATF to the correct level and the car drove like new. We then replaced the pipes and I'm still driving it today.
 

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Like some of the other guys, I would be most supprised if either of your boxes were damaged. As they say these 5 speed auto boxes are virtually bullet proof. I boughr a high mileage 2008 recently that was going to be scrapped because the box was "Knackered" for the princely sum of £380 (The scrap valuation) On inspection of the pipes it was found that these were leaking a small amount but the fluid was blowing back on the undertrays and so was not blatantly obvious, and these boxes are very dependant on the correct level. We bodged the pipe to begin with and refilled the ATF to the correct level and the car drove like new. We then replaced the pipes and I'm still driving it today.
The op hasn’t looked at the forum or bothered to update the thread for a year so I doubt he is interested .
Welcome to the forum though :)
 

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The op hasn’t looked at the forum or bothered to update the thread for a year so I doubt he is interested .
Welcome to the forum though :)
Oops! only saw February, didn't notice the yearo_O
 

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