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Hi Guys! I cant believe it broke off after I nudged it. But anyway, I checked my oil level through the instrument panel display and it said oil i.0 . Does that mean my oil level is ok? The manual does not explain this, it just said it might display the following:

oil i.0
oil -1.0q
oil -1.5q
oil -2q

Im assuming if you get a minus sign then you add a quart and if it says -2 you add 2 quarts. So if any of the veterans can answer my question, it would be greatly appreciated. As to MB, shame on your oil dipstick supplier. LOL
 

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Your interpretation of the oil display is correct.
I broke off the dipstick handle on 97 sedan and was able to find the same length on junk yard. Seems that older models have better plastic used.
On 99 ML i remember touching the dipstick about 3 times. It never needs oil between the changes.
 

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busoptr said:
Hi Guys! I cant believe it broke off after I nudged it. But anyway, I checked my oil level through the instrument panel display and it said oil i.0 . Does that mean my oil level is ok? The manual does not explain this, it just said it might display the following:

oil i.0
oil -1.0q
oil -1.5q
oil -2q

Im assuming if you get a minus sign then you add a quart and if it says -2 you add 2 quarts. So if any of the veterans can answer my question, it would be greatly appreciated. As to MB, shame on your oil dipstick supplier. LOL
as long as its not showing the minus youre ok...as for the dipstick..thats pretty funny
 

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busoptr said:
I checked my oil level through the instrument panel display and it said oil i.0 . Does that mean my oil level is ok? The manual does not explain this ...
From the 2001 manual:
If it says "Oil i.O" it means "No oil needs to be added."

I'm sure your 2000 manual has this too.
 

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Thank you so much for your posts fellow members!!! I really appreciate sharing your time to help. I think I'll follow your example Katjek and go to the junk yard and find a dipstick.
 

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I remember cars, where 1 liter per 1000 kilometers was good.
In my motorhome pouring one quart with fuel fill up is a standard (but the tank is 120 gal).
It all comes to some luck. I have good luck to Mercedes. As mentioned our original 99 ML320 never needed oil added in its 70k miles life.
Even our "new" 97 E300 D didn't take any oil in last 6000 miles. 234,000 miles "on the clock".
Than fixing oil leaks is my religion. ;)
 
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