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Old 12-27-2001, 02:02 PM
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Question Defective dipstick?

I have a 1984 280SEL europeon model (here in California if that makes a big change haha). I run the engine to normal operating temp on level ground, then shut it off to check the oil level. It always shows low. I added a quart to satisfy the thirst and the next week it appeared to need more again. Then I check it after setting for an hour and it's over full. Do you need to sit at the gas station for an hour to get the proper level?
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1984 280SEL, 62,000 miles
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