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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

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 shown on brake fluid reservoir 1.

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

Topping up

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

Only use fluids approved by the Technical Department and which have been taken from a sealed container.

Replacement intervals

Refer to the Maintenance Document for your vehicle.

If there is an abnormal or repeated drop in the fluid level, please consult an authorised dealer.

Please note when working close to the engine that it may be hot. In addition, the engine cooling fan may come on at any moment. The y label 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. STARTING, STOPPING 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 reservoir 2.

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

Checking intervals

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:

- antifreeze protection;

- anti-corrosion protection of the cooling system.

Replacement intervals

Refer to the Maintenance Service Booklet for your vehicle.

Consult an 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.

Power steering liquid fluid

For maintenance operations on the power-assisted steering, contact an approved dealer.

If you feel any variation in the effectiveness of the power-assisted steering, consult an authorised dealer.

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

Windscreen washer reservoir

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

Note: check the reservoir level regularly and top up the liquid before taking a trip.

This reservoir supplies the front and rear headlight screen washers (if the vehicle is equipped with them).

Fluid

Windscreen washer fluid. In winter, use anti-freeze product. Use products recommended by an authorised dealer.

Jets To adjust the height of the windscreen washer jets, please consult an authorised dealer.

Filters

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

Replacement intervals for filter elements: please refer to your vehicle’s maintenance document.

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 come on at any moment. The y label in the engine compartment reminds you of this.

Risk of injury.

FLUID LEVELS (ENGINE OIL, COOLANT, BRAKE)