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Old 08-20-2002, 12:11 AM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
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Check the manual for the description of what the light means. On my cars the light typically comes on when you are about a quart down. Which corresponds to about half way between full and low on the dipstick. The oil sensor is activated when the oil reaches about 80C, as its level changes significantly with temperature. So, if you drive for ten to fifteen minutes and the light comes on with the level on the dipstick about half way between full and low, I think the system is working fine. Good luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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