Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2001, 08:42 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 124
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.

1988 190E 2.3 (178,000)
FastLane, PartsShop and this forum rule!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2001, 01:15 PM
MikeTangas's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 4,430
5 quarts seems like a rather low amount of oil for a Mercedes. Check your manual to see what the oil capacity is.
Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis

2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon least its a diesel

Non illegitemae carborundum.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2001, 01:40 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 124
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?
1988 190E 2.3 (178,000)
FastLane, PartsShop and this forum rule!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2001, 04:02 PM
David C Klasse's Avatar
CheFrac is Back!
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mission Hills in the City of San Diego
Posts: 2,352
Try checking the connection to the oil level sender, or the peice that connects to the oil pan (?) sensing low level.
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2001, 12:01 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Beech Island, S.C.
Posts: 468
oil light

Check the oil level on the dipstick. 7 Qts for 2.3 8 Qts for 2.6
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Change - Woman versus Man Fisherman Diesel Discussion 33 10-09-2006 08:57 AM
95e300d oil, coolant, temp light gremlin connerm Diesel Discussion 6 10-26-2004 01:30 PM
93' 300E Low Oil Indicator light on....and more pulix Tech Help 14 05-24-2004 10:59 AM
OM603 - oil leak from exhaust port with new head! gsxr Diesel Discussion 27 04-06-2003 03:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page