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Old 03-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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C240 new owner, need oil dipstick help

Just purchased a 2005 C240. I have already learned tons from this forum, and think it is a great place to learn how to save money on some of these services. I wanted to know if any one has any info on the dipstick tube( The one that does not have a real dipstick) I am about to change the oil and want to use a vaccum pump machine.
I think the tube comes around the front of the motor and has a red cap on it. Any info would be a big help.. thanks
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know what you are asking about. If you want a dipstick, you can buy one at the dealer. It's called the service dipstick. You can also get one for the tranny fluid too. You can check oil level using the dash display and it will tell you if you are a quart low...
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just wanted to know where the dipstick tube is on the C 240, do not want to get this mixed up with the tranny tube so that I can do an oil change..I think it has a red cap on it and was trying to confirm it...Thanks for the response
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Look at where the tube is going? Is it going into the side of the block - or back toward the hourglass of the tunnel/firewall union?

I am not sure on the 240 - But I will say my 230 has a red cap on the "dipstick" tube...

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like it does go down to the block...have not found a tube for the hour glass of tunnel / firewall union(LOL.. Love these descriptive terms.) or tranny yet...Will take some time to look this over for a while this weekend
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I have a 2003 C240. My "dip stick" tube is in front on the right hand side, just left of the air intake tube. Mine has a black cap on it, though.
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That is one thing I find odd...all other manufactures that I have worked with

red is transmission
Yellow is engine
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, my oil tube is black and my tranny tube is black.

The oil tube is higher and more accessable (even without taking the airbox off).

The tranny tube is lower. It also cannot be opened by mere mortal men as it has a lock pin. What I've noticed was that it is black from factory (unmolested tranny fluid) and red if serviced (I forget the P/N for the lock pin).

The MB is a man's car. No girly colors like "red" or "yellow" to distinguish different parts and crap. You'll just have to know.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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In C240 2003 model, there is NO DIPSTICK. It measures oil level by electric panel on the dash.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yo Dipstick...why not do a little search...thats a bit rediculous...you can check your manual, i bet that has something about it dont you think? or search the forum, there are pics here..hmm maybe under oil change DIY?

And no most c-class dont have dipsticks...sorry, correction yours does and its in the driver seat!
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