Dipstick!!!

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  1. Koolvin

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    £3.50

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    I'll stick with my rag, thanks.


    (I still use paper and a diary though, lol....)
     
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    Why do mercedes not fit in some courtesy lights under the bonnet to let you see what youre doing in there at night ?

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    how many times do you open your bonnet? its a merc you never need to open it.
     
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    Once a fortnight, if not once a week.

    Washer fluid top ups and oil level paranoia (when you drive it hard, you think it MUST use some! ).
     
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    Fuzzer,

    MB reasons - Why put a courtesy light under the bonnet, when you should be bringing the car to us for all your servicing needs :p

    I can see in the near future that MB will stick a label on the oil dipstick... "Authorised MB service engineer only" :rolleyes: just like they have to the auto-box dipstick.

    S.
     
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    I can check my oil level from the on board Computer can't you???:confused:
     
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    washer fluid top up is an excuse for a dirty car :p

    Oh I open mine up everytime I wash it to clean the shampoo rinse water away! :bannana:
     
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    Brian,

    As far as I know only the V6 W202 'C' Classes can check their oil level from the ECU via the dash buttons. I don't think the 4 cyl models have that feature and I'm not sure if all that changed again once the W203 was released.

    I do mine about once a week :) A few button presses at the right time with the key in the ignition is the procedure for me.

    S.
     
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    Steve,

    And what button sequence is that???
    Any other little shortcuts you know???
     
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    It's in the manual!
     
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    Wheelie, as Graham pointed out, it's in the manual but if you don't have access to the hand book then try this little sequence:

    'The vehicle must be standing on a level surface when the oil level is checked.

    Check oil level about 5 minutes after stopping the engine, which should have reached its regular operating temperature.

    Turn the electronic key to position 2 in the ignition lock and wait until the words "display oil level" appear in the multi-function indicator. Within 1 second press button 0 twice.
    '

    Taken from page 62 from my 'Exterior - Owner's Manual C-Class' which has the following small print on the back:
    Bestell-Nr. 6515 0031 02 Teile-Nr. 202 584 19 81 Ausgabe B

    *EDIT* the above is copyright Mercedes-Benz... Hmm and I haven't asked express permission to type that little extract above :confused: MOD's feel free to edit this post as you feel is appropriate.

    Wheelie, mine doesn't display text but an oil can icon, but it all works as the book describes. :D

    The manual also describes how to reset the spanner icons to show that services are due.

    Hope that helps.

    S.
     
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    I work with computers all day ... do you think im going to trust one with the level of my engine oil ? :p


    I just like to look at the V6 engine .... wow :D
     
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    I agree but it's a guide.:(
    Not that I have ever topped up between services on E280.:cool:
     
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    Well my new W211 doesn't have a dipstick,:rock:

    The computer tells you if it is low and how much to put in.:confused:

    They won't even let me get my hands dirty now.:rock:
     
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    I never knew that Brian till I read your post last week and sure enough I looked under the bonnet at the weekend and it isn't there. If I hadn't have read your post first I probably would have spent ages trying to find one.
     
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