Please bear with me. Lady here
I have a 1999 Mercedes-Benz C240 (w202)
It leaks oil. My mechanic said it is transmission fluid and not engine oil. He can’t work on auto gearboxes. He says there is a switch that needs replacing on the gearbox.
Now he also told me I can drive it as it is and just keep the fluid full till I can afford to repair.
I have been doing this. In the last 2 weeks I have driven approximately 700km. I have been topping up a little at a time when it feels dry on gear change. I have put in approximately a bottle now. I do not have a dips tick to test the level and neither does he. Today my car felt as though it was laboring and revving high. It also felt as though it was missing 5th gear. At one stage I couldn’t travel over 90km/h.
Any advise would be appreciated as I am financially strained at the moment. Am wondering if I put too much or too little? Am I damaging the vehicle?
Please and thanks