Yeah, thats what I read out of it. It seems crazy to me that knowing you had a 
leak they pulled the transmission and didn't replace all the exterior seals on 
the trans. I'd suggest to them that they get to do this seal for free...
-Curt
      From: Randy Bennell via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
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Cc: Randy Bennell <rbenn...@bennell.ca> 
 Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2015 4:14 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking
   
I suggest you misunderstood.
I believe he was suggesting your mechanic was an idiot for not replacing 
easy to get at items while the transmission was out.

RB

On 09/07/2015 2:57 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes wrote:
> Wow, I sure didn't expect that; being called an idiot!  Sorry I don't have
> the experience that you have, but thanks anyway for the nice advice.
>
> Ralph
>
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> I have transmission fluid leaking from my '87 300 SDL, had a garage check
>>> this out and they identified it was the Torque Converter leaking.
>>> Replaced
>>> the seal in the converter, now they state the front trans. pump is
>>> leaking.  What are they up against Thanks, Ralph,
>>>
>> Idiocy?  It's more-or-less SOP, when dropping the tranny to
>> replace a seal, to do all the ones that are now easy to reach.
>> Front seal, pump seal, etc.  Maybe even consider engine's
>> rear main seal at that time.  They're all staring right
>> at you at that point.
>>
>> -- Jim
>>
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