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C class oil question

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by tradedog, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. tradedog

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    Hi all

    I have just purchased a 2004 C Class 180 Kompressor. It is in great condition, low mileage and drives well.

    After searching for a dip stick I worked out that the car measures its own oil level. It said add 1.5 litres which I did. Dash then read correct level.

    A few questions:

    (1) Manual says expect oil consumption of .8 of a litre every 1000 kms. Seems high to me?

    (2) There is no oil pressure warning light on dash. Is the driver warned in any way of low oil pressure?

    (3) My driveway is extremely steep and long, is the oil pick up in the motor situated in such a way as to deal with this?

    (4) The on dash info says service due in 6000kms. can this only be set by a genuine MB dealer service? Can I believe this?

    The car is absolutely immaculate and obviously belonged to a fastidious owner.

    Lastly, can the car be "tweaked" in any way for a little extra performance? Maybe slightly bigger drive pulley for the supercharger? ECU?

    My thanks in advance for any advice.
     
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    Query

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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Any gain would not be worth while, about 12 bhp at the most.
     
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    Thanks for all that information.

    Where is the oil pressure warning light?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Unless the bulb has failed or been removed its in with all the tell tale lamps.
     

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