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M276 C350 disptick tube bracket?

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by MarinB17, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. MarinB17

    MarinB17 Member

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    Just checking the oil on my new to me C350.

    I found the dipstick tube waggles around.

    This is a pic of the top rear of the right hand side of the engine

    You can see the dipstick tube with a bracket attached with a hole in it

    You can see there is a tab on the engine block with threaded hole.

    It looks like there should be a bolt holding the bracket to this threaded hole.

    Now i can't get the bracket into position over the hole, its maybe 15mm higher than the threaded hole.

    Almost as if there should be a spacer between them?

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    You can see my dipstick tube is angled unlike the EPC diagram - and it looks like a bolt should just go through there:

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    The car has had lambda and NOx sensors recently so I assume something has been left off....

    Should I just go ahead and manipulate the dipstick tube down to the tab on the block and stick a bolt in?

    Anyone else got this engine can take a quick look at how the dipstick tube is secured to the block at the top?

    Thanks.
     
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    MarinB17

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    Nobody else have this engine can help me?
     
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    you say bracket is attached to dip stick , if this is the case then if you put a stud in the bracket will you still be able to remove dip stick without removing the stud. ?
     
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    Just to add it would be easy enough to put the spacer in , as long as it’s the correct dip stick and hopefully the previous owner had not stuck any other dip stick in from different car.
    Could you search for a new dip stick for your car online and it might show the length then you could measure yours to check its correct length , perhaps there’s a 15 mm stopper that slides up the dip stick and makes a collor at the top
    this would also take the slack out of yours if this was missing.
     
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    I would go to the dealers. explain the problem. they will show you the IPL. you figure out whats missing and take ot from there
     
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    The EPC diagram shows 2 retaining brackets, one up high on the tube and the 2nd down where it enters the sump...can you check if both of them are in place???
     
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    Right thanks all for looking in and helping.

    I took another look, higher up there is a bit of thread poking up with sharp end, almost like a bolt has sheared off.

    The bracket on the dipstick tube would fall perfectly on this.

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    However the looms above would then block the dipstick handle. But they don't look routed correctly to me, clips are not home and theres some rubbing gone on.


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    If anyone has this M276 engine would you please please be able to take a photo of this corner for me and see where the dipstick tube fits to the block?

    The car was worked on my a very well renowned specialist who replaced the lambda and nox sensors below this....I don't think they've put things back right. Unfortunately they are 250miles away from me now.
     

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    Got this pic, my harnesses are routed wrong. Need to put it right....

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