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Old 04-08-2011, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by primarymd View Post
The metal dipstick dates back to Henry Ford days, no history of problems like the electronic one. Keep it simple! Bad enough to have fuel pump issues, suspension issues etc. like BMWs have had why add more unneeded complexity and look for more problems? All I can say is it's ridiculous for any car to have to be in the shop after 650 miles for such a problem.
Dipstick issues: they break; they stick; they disappear; they allow the introduction of foreign material into the lubrication system; they are misread; they show the incorrect level; they burn the user; and, most importantly, they are useless except when actively used.
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