Auto oil level check

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Bud, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Bud

    Bud Member

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    Oswestry, Shropshire
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    Black E240 auto saloon,
    Iv'e had my 1997 E200 petrol saloon for a year now & thought I should check the transmition level, I noted some threads relating to manufacturing your own dip stick but asked my local indie in Shrewsbury.He firstly said that he would need to connect up his laptop sized gadget to see what type of dip stick was required but then informed me that all we needed to do was run the car up to temp and when the transmition oil temp reached normal we could undo the drain plug & the oil should drip out showing correct level. Mine ran out so he assumed !! it was overfull & that was better than under filled.
    Who is the real dipstick here, me for trusting him or is he correct ?
     
  2. nickcc101

    nickcc101 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sounds like someone is getting mixed up with manual/automatic boxes and level and drain plugs. Automatic boxes have a diptube located under the bonnet at the rear of the engine, but no dipstick on later MB models. Manual gearboxes have drain plugs under the gearbox and a level plug on the side. Suggest you find Indie who knows what he is talking about. Just go on ebay and buy the workshop dipstick for about £20 or ask another member who lives nearby if you can borrow theirs.
     
  3. SilverSaloon

    SilverSaloon MB Club Veteran

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    Nickcc101's advice is correct :)
     

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