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Old 04-12-2000, 02:06 PM
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I searched the archives for an answer to this question. Found two that both said to check engine oil level when engine was warm.

If an engine is stone cold(left sitting overnight), wouldn't ALL of the oil have settled to the bottom, thereby providing the
most accurate reading?

I suppose my problem is partly due to age.
I was taught years ago to always let the vehicle sit overnight, then check on a level
surface. Would appreciate some insight into this "check warm" philospohy. Thanks for your time.

Mike Murrell
Boerne Texas
'91 300-SEL
M103 engine
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