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Now I'm probably one but where is the dipstick? How do I check the engine oil level or is it done automatically with a warning if low?
I still prefer a manual dipstick, old motorheads don't adapt to electronic dipsticks! The F series is phenomenal, but not perfect. The electronics are great, but not perfect. Being a pilot I like redundancy and would like to have a manual dipstick for verification and in the event, however, unlikely of electronic failure. Trust but verify!
We have it in the corvette, it is projected in the windscreen and you can move it up or down to your liking. It also has some track courses programmed into it. It is also connected to the GPS. You can program certain preferences into it, albeit limited. It is in the field of vision while you are watching the road/track and is useful.I really love my heads up display-lost now in any car without one! makes seeing the speed/nav /music so much safer. Like most i really mist the dipstick-not least because you can check the colour of the oil; black tar =time for a change! Cant do that anymore so i just do it yearly!
Fuel gauge is not really necessary if you know your consumption rate. All things electronic and/or mechanical are subject to failure some more than others. I am anal about oil as it is the life blood of the engine and old habits die hard. If there was a practical way to retrofit a dipstick I would.I know what you mean, its nice to keep an eye on things......but when was the last time you dipped your fuel tank to check the level???
Thank you ?All electronic, though it does NOT automatically check for you. Continue to check your oil level every so often because it will only throw up a warning automatically if the oil is dangerously low.
To check your oil, from the main menu of your radio (Connected, XL, or base - it's the same), go to VEHICLE INFO, then to VEHICLE STATUS. There is an option to measure engine oil level. The engine has to be warmed up and you have to be parked, the measurement takes a minute, but your screen will display a gauge that will show how much oil you have.
Very good point in deed I got back from service a few years back of my old BMW and they had only filled the oil to min level very poor never called the garage and never went back either their lossThat's odd as long as my car is warm it has always been fine but it needs a very good run. Our dacia had its first service yesterday and not that I don't trust them but I simply checked on the dipstick to see if the oil had been changed we can't do that on our petrol minis.