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ENGINE OIL LEVEL: topping up, filling, oil change

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Topping up/filling

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 the cap 1;

- top up the level (as a guide, the capacity between the “MINI” and the “MAXI” reading on the dipstick 2 is 0.33 gal (1.5 litres) depending on the engine);

- wait for approximately 10 minutes to allow the oil to flow into the engine;

- check the level using the dipstick 2 (as described above).

Once the operation is complete, ensure that the dipstick is fully inserted, or the cap-type dipstick screwed in completely.

Do not exceed the “MAXI” level and do not forget to refit cap 1 and dipstick 2.

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

Before performing any action in the engine compartment, the ignition must be switched off (please see the information on “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).

Oil change

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 “MINI”, or be over the “MAXI” level on the dipstick).

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 “MAXI”level, do not start your vehicle, contact an authorised dealer.

Adding engine oil

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).

Fire hazard.

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.

Never run the engine in an enclosed space as exhaust gases are poisonous.

Engine oil grade

Refer to the Maintenance Service Booklet for your vehicle.

Engine oil change: if you are changing the oil when the engine is hot, be careful not to scald yourself if the oil overflows.

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.

Fire hazard.