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On the SLK350 you must use the oil dip stick to determine your oil level. The end of this oil dip st

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On the SLK350 you must use the oil dip stick to determine your oil level. The end of this oil dip stick is a red plastic tip. I find it very difficult if not impossible to read the oil level with this red plastic tip. Are my eyes just not up to the task or are other owners having the same difficulty? [?][?]
 

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Those options are not there so that you go and try to read the oil dip stick - you should be doing this.
 

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If the oil is fresh and clean it is hard to see. When its gets dirty it will show up good agnaist the red. It will get dirty with 13K between oil changes.
My car only has 600 miles on her. Looking to see if it was down. Puffed a huge cloud upon cold start up one time which concerned me. Car had sat for several days. Smoked more then my pumped Cummins Dodge on cold start up.
 

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we need a dont know option here. I have done 1500 miles and not opened the bonnet yet. I am sure the engine looks pretty, and will be interested to look, but I think I will leave the rest to the mechanics...hmmm, guess I should check the oil and the tyres as well.
 

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I can read the oil dip stick, but, I prefer the one on the old SLK230. There are two small holes in the red plastic tip at the lower end of the acceptable range. If you wipe the dip stick completely dry with a paper towel, then check the oil level, it's easy to determine if the oil level is above these two holes. It would be nice if there were a third hole just below the full level.
 

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Yes, but I use a trick. As you pull it out, press the oily end of the dipstick on a piece of clean paper towel which you hold in your hand. Don't move the paper relative to the dipstick. This way, you can see exactly where the oil level is.

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Glenns_SLK350 - 4/7/2005 6:32 PM

Where is it? The dealer said there wasn't one when I asked him.
Your car come with a manual?, ck pg 291, picture and everything.

Also, IMHO, good sales people are good, because they can talk without being bothered with whether they know what they are talking about.

BTW, the SLK55 does NOT have a dipstick.
 

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roadsta - 4/7/2005 1:38 PM

Yes, but I use a trick. As you pull it out, press the oily end of the dipstick on a piece of clean paper towel which you hold in your hand. Don't move the paper relative to the dipstick. This way, you can see exactly where the oil level is.

roadsta
I did this today, worked great thanks Roadsta. Full by the way 777 miles
 

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Roasta has it exactly correct. Initially I thought the same thing about reading the level on the red end piece. The best time to check the oil is before you drive it for the day because all settlement of oil has occurred overnight. After 1700 miles no oil consumption at all.
 
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