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I have a question for anyone who knows.

I have a 99 C2 cabrio that did not come with a owners manual, and I have tried searching but can not find the answer to my question.

Normally when I turn the key to start the car, the countdown starts from 5 seconds to zero, but sometimes when I am out and have to make a stop somewhere, I get back into the car , turn the key, and it starts from anywhere from 7 minutes to 15 minutes.

Am I suppost to wait no matter how long it takes or is it ok if I wait a little while, just not the several minutes?

Like I said I tried to search this here but can't find any answers as to how I should handle it.


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The counter is for the electronic oil level monitor. The amount of time is for the level to be displayed. When the car has been sitting for some time, the oil has flowed down to the oil pan, and the level can be detected quickly. If the car has been running, and then off for just a short time, the oil level can't be detected until enough time has allowed for the oil to return to the pan, so the time can be some number of minutes.

You do not have to wait at all, just turn the key on, and then to 'start'.

You should monitor the oil level on a regular basis - and I prefer the dipstick.

Lastly, the manual is available from the dealer if you wish to purchase one.

Good luck,


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All the timer is for is to give you you're electronic oil level. When the car is cold it will usually be just a few seconds. Once the car is warmed up sometimes it will give you a long timer like you mentioned.

Check your oil level when you first start the car (when it's cold) and then forget about the timer. The only thing that you should be concerned about is that the car is at operating temp (180 degrees) before you go over 4k rpms. Once you're at temp you can drive as hard as you want..

If you become a contributing member here you can download the manual for your car..


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