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Is this right? R230 sl 500

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by MRW, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:46 PM.

  1. MRW

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    There is a metal pipe / tube at the left hand side of the throttle body at the back of the engine that is open. Is that correct ?
     
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    No. That is your engine dipstick tube and there should be a plug on it.
     
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    Just a plug no dipstick ?
    Has anyone got a picture of what the plug is like ?
     
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    Just a plug. The dipstick is a workshop special tool. You can measure the oil level via the instrument cluster. Its all in the owners manual sir....
     
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    Plastic/rubber plug should be in there as Steve says....
    Under £20 on Amazon
     
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    Just ordered one John. Cheers
     
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