2009 Audi S5: Oil Level
March 17, 2010
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:
No surprises here. Hmm. So I checked Hal one last time, and was rewarded with some kind of success:
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