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Old 03-09-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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W203 C220 CDi Auto Dipstick

HI, I know I can check engine oil level at the dashboard, but is there an oil dipstick on this engine. I have found one dipstick in the engine bsy at the back offside, it has a sort of security clip locking it.

I would like to check if the dealer has changed the oil before I collected the car. Peter
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:19 AM   #2
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HI, I know I can check engine oil level at the dashboard, but is there an oil dipstick on this engine. I have found one dipstick in the engine bsy at the back offside, it has a sort of security clip locking it.

I would like to check if the dealer has changed the oil before I collected the car. Peter
The Dipstick you have found with the Tamper proof cap is for the Auto box. I can't help you with regards to the location of your oil dipstick.

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I dont think that there is an oil dipstick in a 203. It is all engine management controlled.
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:16 PM   #4
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On my w203 220 CDI the oil level is indeed on the dash display but there is also an indicator on the side of the engine cover.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:19 PM   #5
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On my w203 220 CDI the oil level is indeed on the dash display but there is also an indicator on the side of the engine cover.
Explain some more, please - I'm not aware of any other oil level indicator?
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:25 PM   #6
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I'll post a photo in the morning to let you see mine.
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:40 AM   #7
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Ok i may be wrong here and if so i'm sure i'll be corrected but i always thought that the item highlighted was a oil level "back up"



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Old 07-09-2006, 02:41 PM   #8
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That's an indicator for the air filter.......it measures the amount of restriction in % due to blockage.
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:28 PM   #9
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If the oil ever gets to register on that guage then you're in deep doo doo.
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:54 PM   #10
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Knew i'd be wrong....... you know i looked the owners manual and couldn't see anything about that gauge.

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