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Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Diesel Check Engine Oil Level

Step-by-step instructions on how to check the engine oil level of the Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Diesel Check Engine Oil Level
ESTIMATED TIME 5 mins
DIY COST $ 0
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the driver's door and pull the hood release under the dashboard.Pulling the hood release to pop out the hood.

     

  2. Unlock the hood latch in front and pull the hood up. Then use the hood strut to hold the hood up.Opening the hood of the Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.

     

  3. Locate the engine oil dipstick on the upper right of the engine cover.The engine cover of the Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.The location of the engine oil dipstick.

     

  4. Pull the dipstick out and wipe the indicator on the bottom tip of the dipstick.Pulling out the dipstick of the engine oil on the Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.Wiping the engine oil dipstick.

     

  5. Put the dipstick back to the engine and pull it out again.Put the engine oil dipstick back to the engine.Checking the oil level of the engine.

     

  6. Check on the oil level by looking at the indicator on the bottom tip of the dipstick. Then put the dipstick back when done checking the oil level.Checking the engine oil level of the Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.
  7. To add engine oil open the oil cap by twisting it counterclockwise.Adding engine oil to the Mercedes Benz SL-Class.

    Use a funnel to pour in the engine oil quickly. Do not overfill past the MAX mark on the oil dipstick. 

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Tips

  • It is normal for new oil to turn black pretty quickly, but that doesn’t affect the quality. 
  • After you add oil, you should wait a couple of minutes for the oil to get to the oil pan before you make another measurement. 
  • Checking the oil level right after you turned off the engine can give you inaccurate measurements. That's why we recommend you should wait at least 10 minutes after you turn the engine off. 
  • Do not drive if the oil light stays on. If the oil light stays on, it means low oil pressure or no pressure which can lead to catastrophic engine damage. 
  • Make sure the hood is closed properly. Do not drive if the hood does not latch. 

Can I drive with low engine oil?

NO. This is not recommended. Driving with low engine oil will cause damage to the internal components of your engine over time. Also, proper engine cooling and performance will suffer as a result. 

What type of oil should I put in my car?

  • You should always add the OEM recommended oil viscosity to your vehicle's engine. (i.e 5w30, 10w30) you can consult your owner's manual for this information. If you do not have or cannot locate your owner's manual, use 0W-20 or 5W-30. 

Where can I get engine oil? 

  • You can purchase engine oil at many auto parts stores including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, including box stores like Walmart. 

How much engine oil should I add?

The engine oil level is indicated by two marks towards the end of the dipstick. The higher mark on the dipstick is the full indicator, and the one towards the end of the dipstick is the low level. 

However, always start with a half quart, check the reading again and add more if necessary to prevent overfilling. 

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Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Diesel Check Engine Oil Level Step-by-step instructions on how to check the engine oil level of the Mercedes Benz GLK-Class.