ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, draining
The vehicle must be parked on level ground and the engine should be cold (for instance, before the engine is started up for the first time in the day).
- Unscrew cap 1;
- top up the level (capacity between “mini” and “maxi” of the gauge 2 and between 0.9 to 2 litres according to the engine);
- wait for approximately 20 minutes to allow the oil to flow into the engine;
- check the level using the dipstick 2 (as described above).
Once the operation has been completed, ensure that the dipstick is pushed in as far as it will go or that the cap-type dipstick is completely screwed in.
Service interval: refer to the Maintenance Service Booklet for your vehicle.
Oil change capacity
Please refer to the maintenance document for your vehicle, or contact an authorised dealer. Always check the engine oil level using the dipstick, as explained previously (it should never fall below the minimum level, or be over the maximum level on the dipstick).
Engine oil grade
Refer to the Maintenance Service Booklet for your vehicle.
Do not exceed the max level and do not forget to refit cap 1 and dipstick 2.
Use a funnel or protect the filling neck area to avoid engine oil escaping onto a hot part of the engine compartment or a sensitive part (e.g. electrical components).
Exceeding the maximum engine oil level
Under no circumstances should the maximum filling level be exceeded: this could damage the engine and the emission control system.
If the level exceeds the maximum level, do not start your vehicle and contact an authorised dealer.
Engine oil change: if you are changing the oil when the engine is hot, be careful not to scald yourself if the oil overflows.
Consult your approved dealer at once if you notice an abnormal or repeated drop in any of the fluid levels.
When working in the engine compartment, ensure that the windscreen wiper stalk is in the park position.
Risk of injury.
Filling and/or checking the oil level: when topping up or checking the oil level, ensure that no oil leaks onto the engine components.
Do not forget to properly close the cap and refit the dipstick to prevent any oil spatter on hot engine components.
Please note when working close to the engine that it may be hot. The engine cooling fan may also start at any moment. The label in the engine compartment reminds you of this.
Risk of injury.
Never run the engine in an enclosed space as exhaust gases are poisonous.