Not sure if "slipping" is the right word, but sometimes while driving
(both when the engine and transmission are cold, as well as warmed up
after a few dozen miles), the transmission doesn't engage as soon as I
depress the gas pedal.
This causes the engine to rev a bit high (sometimes up to 3k-4k), then
the transmission engages and I drive without incident. No unusual noises
or anything are experienced, it's just that occasionally the
transmission takes a second or two to click in after I depress the gas
For reference, the engine and transmission both have about 201000 miles
on them, and as far as I know neither have been overhauled.
I don't believe it's *that*
big of a deal, as it happens only
intermittently and doesn't interfere with my ability to operate the
vehicle safely. No untoward noises, vibrations, or other sensations are
emitted that would cause me to worry about the mechanical soundness of
the drivetrain. I'm due for an oil change at 203000, so I'm thinking of
just waiting until then and taking the car down to the local Mercedes
shop I go to for service and having them look at it while they do the
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