- Nov 6, 2004
- Reaction score
- Your Mercedes
- 1997 mercedes 300dt auto avantgarde estate 1998 vauxhall corsa 1.4auto 3door
fault occurred yesterday as follows. After 10 mile run stopped at traffic lights and noticed additional revs required to set off. Arrived home and the car failed to move in all selected positions on the auto box. After standing for 5 minutes on restarting the engine all was OK again. I have used the W setting on the box all winter. I searched the forum for details on how to check the oil level and was unable to find a dipstick. I visited my local MB dealers and they told me that the dipstick is a workshop tool and is not available and recommended that I book the car in for repair. I returned home in disgust in my faithful vauxhall corsa that I need to keep for when my Mercedes lets me down. However I need the merc for towing my caravan so I am need to fix it once again. Has anyone any idea where I can obtain a dipstick or dimensions to make one. The fault may lie elswhere but I think I need to eliminate ATF problem first. I need to be confident of the mercs ability to tow as I find breaking down with a caravan in tow stressful.