|10-23-2012, 05:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Oil level at minimum
I changed my oil last night. I sucked out 7.5 liters. And I put back 6.5. Then this morning the warning light came on telling me oil level is at minimum.
Several threads say I need to change the oil level sensor. Do I have to do this? I am fine by checking the oil using the dipstick.
|10-23-2012, 06:06 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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What is the level on the dipstick? If your oil level sensor does not match the stick level then the sensor is obviously off. Personally, I would live with it being off rather than going to the trouble and expense of replacing the sensor.
BTW, the best time to check the level by either method is about 10 minutes after you turn the car off and still at proper operating temperature.
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|10-23-2012, 06:34 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 2001 430T 4Matic, 1999 735iA
Location: Munich, Germany
|10-23-2012, 06:42 AM||#4 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: 2001 E320 wagon
Location: Issaquah WA (E of Raymond - S of oh lord)
you are probably way short. the capacity on my 2001 e320 is 8.5 US quarts or 8 litres. You do need more oil
check your dipstick is the right one and that you are on the level testing the oil
2001 e320 wagon, 1973 350sl euro, 1974 450sl, 1976 450sl, 1978 450 slc euro
Last edited by gurunutkins; 10-23-2012 at 06:45 AM.
|10-23-2012, 06:48 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
Ditto - definitely check/fill using the oil stoick. The dash reading is for reference only - and the design of the sensor is so you get a electronic warning message when "low" - and was never intended to be used as the authority for oil level.
Frankly your #'s on the refill/top-off sound off - usually up to a 1/2 more need to be refilled as compared to removal to compensate for the oil, taken out with the filter removal. .
Recheck with the dipstick - and go from there - keep the beat !
|10-23-2012, 11:14 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 2000 Merc. E320 4matic Wagon 210.282 Desert Silver
Location: On a mountain (in) Montana.
Ethanol is the devil.
|10-23-2012, 02:34 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W210 E300DT x2/w211wagon4M / Ford SD, JDtractor. Seeking diesel pushmower
Location: CA Bay Area
Now I can only wonder what "put the oil back" means
No offense Squirrel, but you need to chose your wording wisely.
that unless you are on fire.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 10-23-2012 at 02:36 PM.
|10-23-2012, 05:00 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
Just for future reference, should you decide to change the air in your tires, don't weigh what you remove in order to try and figure out how much to refill. Just add air until they are properly inflated.
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