I guess spring time is upon us and peeps are beginning to check the post winter Oil Level.
My issue is that the MFD just displays "Observe Waiting Time" - Permanently doesn't matter how long its left to sit. The other issue is that the Reset Plus and Minus Buttons on the Instrument Cluster just don't work... The Service chap said there could be a software update and it might (probably not) get the buttons working again.
I've just popped into the MB Dealership and got it booked in on the 2nd March for a diagnostic to see if they can tell me what is wrong.
I have considered the alternatives which is just to get a Dip stick...
Parts told me that on my R171 200K Auto there are different versions of the Engine and for my engine (M271) there is no Dip Stick - As it has the Electronic Oil Level system.
But there is a workshop tool A2710100372 which you can just use but not leave inside the engine bay and everytime i do check the oil i will need to replace the Red Cap as that is pressurised???
Oops - may have already removed it once ...
And the price wasn't so eye watering... slightly shocked.
A6460100035 - Cover - £3.00
A2710100372 - Oil Dipstick - £12.60
I will update in March as to what they reckon the problem might be with the Engine Oil Level System.
Is the oil system pressurised? removing that red cap seems to have had no effect that I've noticed?