This is Mia. I have been driving my 300SD for several months now,
learned how to do fuel changes, valve adjustments, etc - with your
help, of course. Now I need your help again ple-e-e-eze :)
I did an engine oil change - used Shell Rotella 10W40 and STP filter
from Autozone. Did everything by the book. The car worked fine, went
for 150 miles no problems.
The car spent the night outside in the rain. About 1 hour into driving
the next day I suddenly experienced loss of power going 72 on cruise
control. Car came to halt, engine stalled, tank empty "R" indicator
came on (1/2 tank left).
Waited 5 minutes, started right back up, drove the rest of the way no
At home I did a couple of loads of laundry (2 hours), jumped in the
car, started, drove around the block in 2nd, upshifted, stalled. It
felt like the transmission was stuck in the 3rd. I shut off, waited,
started, tried to accelerate, yep, it felt like throwing my brother's
truck w/manual transm. into 3rd from park and trying to take off -
shook violently, stalled.
I then waited several hours until car was cold, started it, waited 1
minute, made sure ground was leveled, and checked tranny fluid. The
stick was wet way beyond the second mark. Wiped, checked again. Same
thing, wet two inches above the second mark.
Whew ... The question is - if the transm. fluid level is too high for
the car, why was I driving without any problems for three months? And
why is it acting the way it's acting?
Thank you so much in advance!