Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-04-2007, 06:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 10
Oil Consumption after Highway Driving

What a great forum. I've learned so much and hope to learn why my '03 E320 Wagon purchased used with 80,000 miles keeps telling me I'm low on oil only after highway driving.

I took it to Brumos in Jacksonville, FL. Paid $400 for an oil test. They told me to come back in 1,000 miles. I did. No leaking. But I had only driven the car locally.

A week or two later I drive five hours on the highway. And I'm low on oil again.

I this a common occurence? If so, that's okay. I love the car and besides...I owned a 67 MGB and am accustomed to carrying quarts of oil in the trunk.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2007, 06:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 29
Well I don't know if it is the oil level or the sensor. In my 2000 W220 S430 with 123,000 miles I have just started getting a low oil warning.

It occurs only after about an hour of highway driving. Stop with car off for over an hour and then on restart it warns me to go to workshop due to low oil.

If I do the electronic oil check (turning the key without starting and watching the display on the dash) at that time it will tell me it is a quart and 1/2 low.

However the dipstick tells me the oil level is in the middle of high/low range.

When I am bck to local driving no more warning of low oil level. However if I take another road trip I go back to the warnings.

Mobil 1 synthetic 0w-40 is the fill. I have owned the car for the last 115,000 miles but this just started 6 months ago. Regular oil changes between 5K and 10K miles.

Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2007, 09:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyS430 View Post
Any ideas?
Yes. Stupid electronics.
Who do you believe, the almighty computer or the good old dipstick ?
If you really want to spend some money on a new oil level sensor, go ahead.
Here you go:
http://catalog.worldpac.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1XC0ZKQX925D174TLW&year=2000&make=MB&model=S-430-001&category=A&part=Oil+Level+Sender
__________________
2007 C 230 Sport.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-05-2007, 01:43 PM
jdc1244's Avatar
Read Only
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 170
If donít know if this is true of the newer cars but the older carsí engines Ė the 103 in particular Ė were designed to use oil at sustained highway speeds. In the Florida summer heat at 80 MPH with the AC on itís not unusual for me to add a quart after 900 miles.

Like you I love my car and also keep a few quarts of good oil in the trunk. Although the low oil light is accurate I still check the dipstick at every fill up.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page