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I believe it's the 30K the 4th time around. Or maybe the 15K the 8th time around? I don't know--it's the biggest dealer-recommended maintenance.
I was wondering if anyone had any tips for accurately checking your oil quickly. As I've seen mentioned in various threads, the MO dipstick may be the worst design ever, and I can't get a good reading.
I'm fairly sure my 2003 MO (127k) is burning oil, but I can't tell how low (if at all) I am running. Dealer mentioned I was low at my last oil change and they found no leaks (it was also the 120k maintenance done a little late). I followed the instructions in the manual about how to check the oil (get the engine up to running temp, turn it off and wait at least ten minutes), but it's tough to tell. With the silly folds and bends in the stick, I get oil on all sorts of places, except the H - L graph.
I can say there is oil touching the dipstick in various places and where the H - L graph is, oil coats the opposite side of the stick well, but not on the graph.
Anyone have any tips?
Thanks in advance.
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