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Red Merle
 


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DG wrote:
Hands up who checks their oil every 600 miles like you are supposed to do ...not hard is it people ? Confused Whistle


Every 2 or 3 days here.
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mallo
 


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Gareth wrote:
Where would you drill the hole?


In the engine somewhere!!!!!!
No on a serious note is there not somewhere where the dipstick is on the older D3's I thought the engine was the same but I maybe being a bit naive??
Also i haven't looked close enough to see where the dipstick goes on the earlier ones.....
  
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Pete K
 


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you would think if you can get a suction tube down there, then a braided wire would do down.

Just need to know

1. will it hit on something and get mashed up
2. what the levels mean

I guess the real solution is like mercedes use on the older gearboxes. You have a service dip stick.
So you only put it in to check the level and then remove it again.

I guess if you have just had it services you could make your own level marks


examples

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Dipstick-Oi...Swz71ZOPdi

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-Engine-Oil-D...SwopRYgajs

arh so merc do one for engine oil too

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Engine-Oil-Dips...Sw-29ZVhss


powerful need to pull their finger out and produce something useful
  
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Gary_P
 


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DOH ! I checked and you're all right. You can check from cold. I think I just discounted that because the advice is to run the engine then check after 10 mins to get the reading that matters.
 Gary
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Discovery 4 HSE 2016MY 
 
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DSL
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Same here, every day is a school day. Thumbs Up
 

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M3DPO
 


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Pete K wrote:
you would think if you can get a suction tube down there, then a braided wire would do down.

Just need to know

1. will it hit on something and get mashed up
2. what the levels mean

.......................


.......................powerful need to pull their finger out and produce something useful


The suction pipe is already fitted, that is where mine has a leak(look at my photo above) it comes from beside the sump drain plug to the top of the engine and fitted with a cap, the service suction pipe is connected to it opposite side of the engine to the old dip stick and a similar height.
I don't think the issue is a dipstick or not it is the fact the system now used is not fully automomatic as part of the system check like the TPM system is, after all everything is there to do it, it only needs new software, perhaps a profitable job for Pat at GAP to look into for the Iid tool Thumbs Up
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Post #19093931st Feb 2018 10:13 pm
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adam
 


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Or just use the buttons on the steering wheel everyday from cold to check the level is consistent
  
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Skynet
 


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I wish that they still fitted oil pressure meters Crying or Very sad
 Dave
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