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Old 12-12-2001, 12:57 AM
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An oil dipstick with numbers on it, Hmmmmmm

Last month I bought an '83 300TD. The dipstick has a numbered scale on it, ranging from 0-110. I know it's not original to the car, simply because the first 3 number of the MB part number are 115. So I am assuming this came out of a 115 chassis. What I am real curious about is what do the numbers represent?
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Old 12-12-2001, 01:43 AM
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It is probably the oil level in the sump in millimeters.
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I'm not sure it isn't original to the car Rick, there are a lot of parts interchanges between chasis numbers. I could be wrong though.
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That is a special tool that dealers use for oil consumption tests!
I use one in my racecar to monitor oil useage. NEVER installed in any engine & costs over $35.
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This dipstick has the "Star" before the part number. Right now my wife has the car at work, so I can't get the whole part number, but it does look like a MB part number. The plastic part on top is red. It is identical to the one in my '80 SD, except my SD's is an off white color.
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