View Single Post
Old 03-14-2002, 10:58 PM
Mike Murrell's Avatar
Mike Murrell Mike Murrell is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 2,357
Let the car sit overnight on a flat surface. The dipstick has a low and high mark near the botton end that slides down the tube.

Start the car in the morning. Pull the stick out and wipe clean with a very clean lint free cloth. Stick back in. Hold for a few secs. and remove. The fluid level should be about 10mm below the lowest mark on the stick - the low level line.

To test the hot fluid level, drive car at least 15 miles. I prefer 20.
Do the same thing and while idling on a level surface. This time the fluid level should be no higher than the highest mark on the stick.
Mike Murrell
1991 300-SEL - Model 126
M103 - SOHC
Reply With Quote