|10-05-2009, 06:42 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Date registered: Aug 2003
Vehicle: 2005 E320 Sedan
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
|10-05-2009, 07:15 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 2005 silver/black SL 65 AMG
Location: Asheville NC
Dipstick explanation from MB dealer
I was advised that the dipstick that you could buy, for about $ 60.00, was not permanent, but a shop tool only.
The reading of the stick is also a bit different, as the markings on stick are compared to a chart to determine oil level reading, depending on car's engine.
So....you could check the oil periodically, but stick stays in your garage or possibly in the trunk I suppose.
|10-06-2009, 01:55 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2006
Vehicle: 2006 E320 CDI, 2009 ML320 Bluetec, 2009 GL320 Bluetec
Location: Boise ID
Use the instrument cluster as intended. It is EXTREMELY accurate and the sump probe measures actual oil level at 1 millimeter increments. I can assure you that no dipstick can read at that level of accuracy...
|10-06-2009, 08:23 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: '07 GL320CDI
I feel the same way, as the OM642 (GL) has dipstick, which the OM648 (E-class) doesn't, and I'd prefer the dashboard readout.
This is a REALLY TINY issue, with the dashboard readout the better solution.
|10-07-2009, 12:03 AM||#8 (permalink)|
I got use to not having the dipstick. After a round of fluid changes I checked via the
dash and the special tool. I have total faith in the onboard oil level readings. Now I like it.
And yest the "special tool" dipstick is $60.
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