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Old 07-09-2003, 03:37 AM
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Oil dipstick and oil change

Does anyone know if the Topsider suction plastic tube will fit in the W211?
I'm interested in getting an oil dipstick. Any suggestion? Even the dipstick for the C class is too short and too big for the W211.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:21 PM
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There is no dipstick for the 211, just a cap. At the shop, we use a MB special tool they call out for. It is our universal granulated measuring stick and reads in MM for level.
This thing is around $140 and is PN # 120 589 07 21 00
There are min and max values in MM. for the oil level of all new MB's.
I think the topsider works on these, just make sure you are on the engine tube and not the trans tube.
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:06 PM
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This thing is around $140 and is PN # 120 589 07 21 00
DR.D
Thanks for the quick reply.
Why is this thing so expensive? I supposed I could get some sort of aluminum stick and calibrate it for this purpose.
Thanks again.
David

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Old 07-09-2003, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply.
Why is this thing so expesive? I supposed I could get some sort of aluminum stick and calibrate it for this purpose.
Thanks again.
David
cause it's mercedes and we all know everypart has to be over priced

Seriously though, I can't belive it doesn't have a dipstick.
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Old 07-09-2003, 07:41 PM
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I have a 203, similar engine to your car, I think only the intake is different.
I did my own oil change, and it is easy! No Mercedes dipstick was needed, I tried going to the dealer to buy a dipstick, but they tried to sell me the wrong device- realised this after going home and doing some research- and they stipulated that this wrong - expensive, I think it was for the transmission- dipstick couldn't be returned if used.
I used a topsider to suck out most of the oil, did this while the car was on my ramps and also drained from the sump, the sump drain plug is at the rear so when on ramps it really drains out all the old oil.
Then I filled with fresh Mobil 1 0W40, the exact amount listed in the Owner's Manual then used the dash display to check oil level- which I actually preferred. I knew I could use the topsider to suck out any oil if overfilled.
The oil tube cap was reusable, I had purchased a new cap just in case.
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:01 PM
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cause it's mercedes and we all know everypart has to be over priced

Wrong!
Every part I've purchased for my C 230, has been about 2/3 rd the price of what the same parts were for my VW !!!
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