Oil Dip Stick - C Class

MSG2004

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Hi

As some may be aware, I becae a MB owner in 2004 - my father and sisters have alldriv MB's for years, so it was turn :)

My first merc was a w203, 53 plate and to my surpize when Ipulled the dip stick out, I thought I broke it. However, assome will be saware, there was no dip stick but avery small sensor.

ast year in july i bought a 07 plate avtg w203 - was trying to check the oil via the steering buttons and obtain a digi reading. Cut a long story short, about weeks later i ecided to open the front and pull out the oil stick, and another shock, there was a dip stick.

So my question as i feel this is a step backwards - why the stick and not the sensor? Was the sensor giving false readings?

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Yes there were some problems,,and they have gone back to a stick,,,messages like too much or not enough oil would come up
 
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LOL, just as i thought.

But it did not feel right checking the oil like that :(
 

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This as come up in discussion before...

I take the view that using a sensor instead of the traditional dipstick is a case of technology for technologies sake.

There wasn't a problem with using a dipstick, so they didn't need to meddle!

I for one am interested to hear the dipstick is back.

For now though, I'll carry on without one in my car and wait for the next message to tell me when it's feeling a bit unwell :lol::lol::lol:
 

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I too think its a step backwards to trust a sensor..
I wanted to "retro fit" a dipstick for measureing engine oil levels but then I found out the price...£90 odd pounds for a damned dipstick.. NO CHANCE !!

As I stated in a previous post, I checked my sensor reading immediately before draining my oil and it informed me it was "OK"..
I then drained 5 litres of oil from an engine that holds 6.5 litres..

No excuses.. Thats total CR*P from a quality car maker !

I put the full 6.5 litres of new oil in to be informed "Oil level OK"

Use a dipstick every time !
 

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I have just taken delivery of a new C 350 CDI (W204) and can find no dipstick anywhere under the bonnet. I have found what appears to be a dipstick tube with a red plastic cap but that is all. I have Command and a 12 button steering wheel but can find no way of getting an electronic reading of the sump content. I also believe that this is technology gone mad - bring back the dipstick!
 

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Has anyone suffered an engine failure which could be attributed either to sensor failure, or inaccurate reading?
 

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