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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Get a Stahlbus. Makes life so easy.
    Oil change is quicker than the pump out method.

    Thanks Tombie.
    How easy is it to get the connector up through the hole in the bash plate??
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    I made the hole through the plate just large enough to get 2 fingers on it.

    Made sure to deburr it to prevent injury.
    Cheers
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    Yes I got one of these, look awesome, now next time I do a service hopefully I remember to install it, as I forgot last service Oil Extractor - option

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    Now what I'd really like is a dipstick and life with the D4 will be complete until........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    Now what I'd really like is a dipstick and life with the D4 will be complete until........
    AlanH.
    You know why they donít have dipsticks.
    Because most dipsticks wonít check them.
    The sensor has direct input to the ECU.
    If the dipstick doesnít check their oil and it drops too low the ECU will protect the vehicle.

    I have a 2.7 and do check. Iíd be much happier if it could do it from the dash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    You know why they donít have dipsticks.
    Because most dipsticks wonít check them.
    The sensor has direct input to the ECU.
    If the dipstick doesnít check their oil and it drops too low the ECU will protect the vehicle.

    I have a 2.7 and do check. Iíd be much happier if it could do it from the dash!
    I agree. I guess though, some engines (VW for example) have a sensor to detect low oil and and a dipstick while D4 went overly smart. I think that an electronic low level alert and a dipstick is a better outcome than an all in one level indicator on the dash. TBH though, for most, as long as the electronics tells them in time they need to add oil, theyíre happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    You know why they donít have dipsticks.
    Because most dipsticks wonít check them.
    The sensor has direct input to the ECU.
    If the dipstick doesnít check their oil and it drops too low the ECU will protect the vehicle.

    I have a 2.7 and do check. Iíd be much happier if it could do it from the dash!
    I've had a couple of cars that started burning oil, which is why I like hydraulic tappets, I could hear them start getting noisy when the oil level got a bit low!
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    As Tombie said most don't lift the bonnet.
    And the other problem with dipstick and oil fill caps is the ability to introduce dirt and contamination.
    The vast majority of people just aren't clean enough performing these simple tasks.
    I'm guessing that's one of the major reasons the dipstick was removed from AT's twenty years ago.

    Recessed plug holes in DOHC engines are in the same boat. It doesn't take much to blow and clean them out but I bet most backyard blokes don't do it.

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    I was thinking more of the ability of being able to check if the stealers had actually changed it if I should ever have to entrust it to them for a service while away from home. I check everything regularly under the bonnet and the car just to make sure.
    Electronics have provided good advances but nothing like a DIY simple system with some things.
    AlanH.

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