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post #42 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 05:54 PM
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https://jalopnik.com/why-the-dipstick-is-dying-5522543

"As other outlets have reported, this switchover is intentional. It started with a handful of European luxury marques (Audi, BMW and Porsche), and is gradually making its way downmarket. And it's happening by popular demand. Common wisdom holds that the dipstick is dying for cost reasons or environmental concerns, but neither of these theories are true. We're losing the dipstick, manufacturers claim, because most of us don't use it."

That's the reason right there, most people don't use them or even know they exist.

"Do a sensor and an oil-level gauge do the same thing? Of course. Still, the room for error is disconcerting. Sensors fail; computers have glitches; readouts aren't always correct. A certain intangible quality is missing, even if it isn't immediately apparent. "

Yup. Why I don't like not having one. Old school thinking since this motor may not burn a drop of oil but there is still something in the ability to check the oil manually. "MANUALLY".


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