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Old 06-23-2010, 04:41 AM
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420CDI W211, 2008, oil stick

Hello everybody,

on my new 420CDI W211 from 2008, there is no oil stick, but only an electric sensor for the oil level.

Is it possible to install a classical and usual oil-stick.?

Keep us posted especially if your problem is solved
Present cars:
My car: E-class 420CDI, 2008, W211, V8,[/B] 50 000km

Wife's one: C-class 220CDI Sport Coupé, Euro, 2002, W203. 245000km

Son's one: GLK class 220CDI, 2009, W204

Sold E class 260E, W124, 1988 beloved car sold after 489 000 kilometres of reliable services (engine M103, clutch and 5 speed manual gear box all original).
E-class, W210 320CDI, 2000[/B], 225 000km, Sold
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:20 AM
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I don't know. Most of the population here is from the USA, and we have never received that engine in any MB model, so we are not familiar with it.

Many of the petrol engines do not come with an oil dipstick either. Those engines do have a space for one. I would guess your 420 CDI does too. Have you asked at a main dealer or MB workshop? They should be familiar with the engine.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:37 AM
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I agree I would like a traditional stick as making sure the engine temp is at blah blah and the car is idling on a known level surface may sound right in the Fatherland (oops Sie Land aus meine familie) but we merkens likes us das stuck!

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:08 PM
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There is a workshop tool that can be used to measure oil the "stick" way, but it's not designed for permanent installation.
Kent Christensen
'07 GL320CDI, '06 SLK350
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:58 PM
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Damn Sam, a 420 CDI E class - that must be a blast to drive!

Thank You!
2001 E430 Sport, 204,000 miles
1997 C280 Sport, 144,000 miles
1991 300SL, 189,000 miles
1987 420SEL, 149,000 miles
1986 190e 2.3 16v, 151,000
1968 W30 442, 78,000 miles
1988 46' US1 Cougar, 3 supercharged 572's
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