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measuring tool engine oil E320 CDI

Is there an aftermarket tool available to measure engine oil (like a dipstick) for the E320 CDI 2006? MB parts said the car does not come with a dipstick and im not that comfortable depending on a computer to tell me engine oil level. Thanks for any info.
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Assenmacher M0721 Assenmacher Specialty Tools M0721 - Engine Oil Dipstick

Here is an aftermarket dipstick for the engine that fits the 112,113,137 and M271 engines. This site probably can get you one for your engine as well. Find out what your engine number is classed as and contact them to see if they have anything for your engine. Price is much,much lower than the dealerships want for a dipstick.

Assenmacher M7226 Assenmacher Specialty Tools M7226 - 722.6 Transmisson Dipstick

Here is the same place to to get the transmission dipstick IF you have the 772.6 transmission in your car............................................Jon 05 C230 Kompressor
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What is your problem with computers? You seem to type just fine
Trust the electronic sensors. Not only you can check the level on the dashboard, but it will be warn you when the level drops too low, so you don't even have to do regular checking and in case you have a failure, you will get red warning about lack of oil pressure.
Coming from old school where driving Fiat I had to open the hood every day, took me a while to get used to the fact that you can drive whole year and never open the hood, but now I don't mind. In corrosion states make sure the hood hinges and locks don't corrode...
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>>Trust the electronic sensors.

I think a dipstick to add extra peace of mind about oil level. But dipstick costs money.
Assuming the oil level is correct at the moment with cold engine, I'd experiment with a $4 1/4" polyurethane tube. Not knowing the length of the dipstick, I'd start with a length of 3 feet. 21"-22" is the actual inserted length of the factory dipstick on my '99 E430. Insert to that length (21-22"), pinch the top to hold the oil inside, pull it out to see if oil in it. If there is, I'd know that's a reference for oil level with the poly tube.
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Trust the cars Electronic Sensors?? NOT ! I would personally prefer dipstick to check as a backup given all the electrical glitches these cars seem to have ( I speak for C-Class cars anyways as this forum is constantly discussing ELECTRICAL glitches in these otherwise wonderful cars. Having a dipstick would be cheap insurance to an expensive engine repair. COMMON SENSE wins in this case!!!

Case in point is the in-dash LED panel that fades out as it ages.
Without this readable , you won't be able to see the oil warning or any other info either now would you.( a very expensive repair at around $2000.00 vs a 20 dollar dipstick!) MB should have still supplied a dipstick as a backup period! What a cheesy way to save a buck or two per car by eliminating this very important device. Newer cars have them again so that kinda says it all...................................Jon 05 C230 Kompressor

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Hey. Its worth putting in this thread that the oil level can be checked by:

Key into position 1
Press reset button 3 times (battery voltage shows up)
Press the up arrow on the steering wheel and current oil level in litres appears
Start the car and the level will drop by about 0.4 of a litre, thats your working level really
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I just performed an oil change recently on my 06 CDI and messed up remembering how much oil I put in her.

The reading when using the engine off function on the steering wheel claimed the oil level was okay initially. I just checked it again and it told me to add 1 US Qt to bring it up to maximum level which I did.

I now checked the level which I did not know existed in the service menu as described above, where it actually gives a reading. There is showed me 6.0, dropping to 5.9 after starting the engine. Can anyone by chance tell me what this means? I do not want to overfill. I do not have a dipstick presently but feel I should invest in one, or use my transmission dipstick and mark it next time it is the correct level, for future reference to save having to buy another dipstick.

When I now check the level according to the computer without the service menu, it states the level is OK, however I do not trust it now seeing as it did not notify me that my oil was low on its own driving around where I heard a little lifter rattle and that was my first clue. I know I have minimum at least 7 US quarts in there for what its worth...

Thanks in advance for any clarification.

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