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LEVELS, FILTERS

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Brake fluid

This should be checked frequently, and immediately if you notice even the slightest loss in braking efficiency.

The level should be read with the engine switched off and on level ground.

Level 1

It is normal for the level to drop as the brake shoes become worn, but it must never drop lower than the “MINI warning line.

If you wish to check the disc and drum wear yourself, you should obtain the document explaining the checking procedure from our network or from the manufacturer’s website.

Filling

After any operation on the hydraulic circuit, a specialist must replace the fluid.

Only use fluids approved by our Technical Department (and taken from a sealed container).

Replacement intervals

Refer to the Maintenance Document for your vehicle.

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.

Please note when working close to the engine that it may be hot. In addition, the engine cooling fan may start at any moment. The warning light in the engine compartment reminds you of this.

Risk of injury.

Before carrying out any action in the engine compartment, you must switch off the ignition. STOPPING, STARTING THE ENGINE.

Coolant

With the engine switched off and on level ground, the level when cold must be between the “MINI” and “MAXI” marks on the coolant reservoir 2.

Top this level up when cold before it reaches the “MINI” mark.

Frequency of checking coolant level

Check the coolant level regularly (very severe damage is likely to be caused to the engine if it runs out of coolant).

If the level needs to be topped up, only use products approved by our Technical Department which ensure:

- protection against freezing;

- anticorrosion protection of the cooling system.

Replacement intervals

Refer to the Maintenance Document for your vehicle.

Consult your approved dealer at once if you notice an abnormal or repeated drop in any of the fluid levels.

No operations should be carried out on the cooling circuit when the engine is hot.

Risk of burns.

Windscreen washer reservoir 4

Filling

With the engine switched off, open cap 3, fill until you can see the fluid, then refit the cap.

Fluid

Special windscreen washer fluid (product with antifreeze in winter).

Before carrying out any action in the engine compartment, you must switch off the ignition. STOPPING, STARTING THE ENGINE.

Power-assisted steering pump

Special feature on vehicles fitted with a tank 5

As it is not possible to access the tank filler cap 5, consult an approved dealer for topping-up or filling.

Please note when working close to the engine that it may be hot. In addition, the engine cooling fan may start at any moment. The warning light in the engine compartment reminds you of this.

Risk of injury.

Filters

The replacement of filter elements (air filter, cabin filter, diesel filter etc.) is scheduled in the maintenance operations for your vehicle.

Replacement intervals for filter elements: refer to the Maintenance Document for your vehicle.

On equipped vehicles, if warning light 6 turns red, it indicates that the air filter is clogged.

Consult your approved dealer as soon as possible.