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Oil level

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by andy talbot, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. andy talbot

    andy talbot Member

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    Every car I have owned has had a dipstick my w203 does not, always niggled at me .
    I change the oil in my car every 12000 miles, so this time it was 2 yrs since last changed .
    Took it for brake pipes doing above diesel tank, oil change and pre mot check (due next month) , any way
    got a call it would pass ok , so got him to put 13 months test on it, asked how much oil he took out of it
    5 to 5 1/2 litres he said .
    But I still bought this for my peace of mind
     

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  2. Pathfinder

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    Can you put up a picture of the dipstick end with the measuring marks? (your stick looks a bit like the ATF dipstick?)
     
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  3. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    You can check the oil through the dash menus.....
     
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    If his dash menu measurement is anything like mine, it will be inacurate and very wrong.
     
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    Dare I say it ......I have become the one thing I thought I would never be ''old school''
     
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    On some cars its the only option. Our 230 has no dipstick and can only be checked via the dash.
     
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    If it is atf dipstick ...they saw me coming didn't they , the workshop tool for oil was £70+ but there was a cheaper one which I got ....pants down 1523957835529-110355883.jpg
     
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    Not even a service dip stick? I'd hate to rely solely on a sensor for the oil level .... what if if failed when there wasnt enough oil in?
     
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    Wasn't one I could find yesterday when I had to top it up.
    Didn't remove any covers but there was certainly nothing external.
     

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