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Old 10-05-2009, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to check oil level

I believe that you check oil with the electronic sensor, but is there a dipstick or not?
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that you check oil with the electronic sensor, but is there a dipstick or not?
There is a dipstick available as parts. The engine does not come with one.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response. So after purchasing, can it be installed easily or is it a job for the dealer?
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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.
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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...
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? my 06 e350 4matic has a dipstick in the engine bay and there is no way for me to check it via the IC
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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? my 06 e350 4matic has a dipstick in the engine bay and there is no way for me to check it via the IC
Correct, when M272 (350) replaced M112 (320) in the W211, dipsticks returned.

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.
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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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