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Old 05-14-2001, 09:42 AM
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Greetings again,

I have yet another question. I have just rebuilt the head on our '88 190E and I was wondering if anyone could tell me why the oil light might be on. I also replaced the heater core so I had the dash apart. Is there something that needs to be reset after things are disconnected? I put 5 qts of oil in so I know there is plenty in there. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-14-2001, 02:15 PM
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5 quarts seems like a rather low amount of oil for a Mercedes. Check your manual to see what the oil capacity is.
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Thanks for the reply Mike. According to the manuals the capacity for the car is 5.2-5.3 U.S. quarts. I figure that 4.9 or so should not make the light come on. By the way, I did check the level and it is right where it should be. Any other ideas?
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Try checking the connection to the oil level sender, or the peice that connects to the oil pan (?) sensing low level.
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Check the oil level on the dipstick. 7 Qts for 2.3 8 Qts for 2.6
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