Oil Level - 2009 Audi S5 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Audi S5: Oil Level

March 17, 2010

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I don't really consider myself a member of the International Dipstick Lovers Society, but our long-term 2009 Audi S5 has me considering an application for instatement.

It was easy enough to find the oil level menu in MMI, but I found it strange that what you see above was displayed, oh, four minutes after shutting down the fully warmed engine while parked on level ground.

So I re-started it for a bit and re-checked again a couple minutes later. Same screen. Hmm.

Maybe I'm doing it wrong. So I *gasp* consulted the owner's manual. To check the oil. Yes, you read that correctly.

Here's what it said:

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No surprises here. Hmm. So I checked Hal one last time, and was rewarded with some kind of success:

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Couldn't it just have displayed this screen in the first place?

A normal dipstick is fine with me. Call me a luddite if it makes you feel better.

Now send me my IDLS badge. And get those damn kids off my lawn.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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