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Hi...

Anyone know how to use a "topsider" to change oil on a C240? This sounds funny, but the car has no dipstick, but an electronic levelmeter instead, in the onboard driving computer. Suddenly i got a problem, where do i put the suction hose to get the oil up. I know the MB-garage do it this way, not the old fashioned "unscrew oilpan plug" way...:)

Thanks in advance for any good reply...

Yeah...i'm stuck
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take the oil...

filter and insert the suction tube in there, insert it as far its can go, then suck the oil out,,,and if you are in doubt, go jack up your car and try to drain it from under....This just my thinking to be honest I haven't done it that way on my "C"[:D][;)]
 

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There is a dipstick tube with a plug in it. Use this to suck out the oil. Sorry, I'm n...

There is a dipstick tube with a plug in it. Use this to suck out the oil. Sorry, I'm not sure where it is.
 

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Re: There is a dipstick tube with a plug in it. Use this to suck out the oil. Sorry, I'm n

There is a dipstick tube with a plug in it. Use this to suck out the oil. Sorry, I'm not sure where it is.
Here ya go Lynn. Thanx to MB-BOB.
 

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where is that located at? ......

Are you sure that is the oil dip stick not the tranny stick like the ML? Can you take farter picture, Pls.[:(]
 

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Sorry amdeutch,

the tube stick you are talking about is the Tranny fluid tube..I just checked mine. it is located at the back of the engine by the battery, that tube is directly to tranny pan[:)][;)] but I will make sure tomorrow. I will crawl under to check.
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Sorry JimB

Depending on the car and the model year you will find either one or two tubes back there; one for the tranny and one for the oil.
You must be thinking of the earlier V6 engines where the oil tube came out on the passenger side of the engine near the front of the car. In my 03 C-class it is where pictured.
 

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hehe, we have the same year model '03;-)

But I will check it again to make sure[:)]
 

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dip stick

the plug in the picture is the oil dipstick plug, all of the newer mercedes transmission dipstick plugs have a lock so it cannot be remove unless you break the lock.
 

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There is no dipstick...

the plug in the picture is the oil dipstick plug, all of the newer mercedes transmission dipstick plugs have a lock so it cannot be remove unless you break the lock.
It's really just a cap. The oil level can be checked only by the computer display in the instrument cluster
 

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The tube at the right rear (by the battery) is the tube for the non-existent dipstick. You can buy a dipstick, referred to as a factory tool, from the dealer for about $110. It's used for several models and a printout of the dealer chart used for the V6 is required.

I bought one and do check the oil level once in a while but generally rely on the dash readout.

I bought a Topsider (marine supply item, $48) to suck the oil out of the dipstick tube. It gets it all out.
 
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