Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by sean.i, Jun 14, 2019.
Hey people, anyone can tell me how to check the above.
Not easily! AFAIR that transmission was still in the MB ‘sealed for life’ nonsensical stage, therefore no dipstick. There will be a tube however with a red plastic cap on it. You can buy dipsticks on ebay (just make sure you get the right length) to check the level yourself if needed. I had one for my 230 which i passed onto another forum member.....
2001 E320CDI will be as per above with a red cap over a dipstick tube - the dipstick is a lot longer than the tube (you can make one from curtain wire I believe)
You also won't have a drain plug in the torque converter as they stopped fitting them late 1999 if memory serves me right
If you have the 5 speed gearbox (722.6), there will be a dipstick tube (no actual dipstick though).
It will be visible when you remove the engine cover towards the back of the engine. It will have a black or red plastic cover on it (don't confuse it with the engine oil dipstick !!).
You can buy a dipstick. The dipsticks are too long so you remove the dipstick tube cap (there may be a tab preventing the cap removal which must be removed first), stick the dipstick down the tube until it hits the sump and then pull it out.
The ATF level is checked with the car up to full working temperature and with the engine running.
Fooled us with his not updated profile information - he’s titling 2010 W212 on this one.....
Tanx for your input, I'll update my info as soon as!
Where about's are you in Ireland, Sean??
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