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COMPROBACIÓN DEL NIVEL DE ACEITE DEL MOTOR

The engine oil should be checked frequently and topped up as required, using the correct grade for the engine.

CAUTION

Check the engine oil weekly. If any significant or sudden drop in the oil level is noted, seek qualified assistance.

CAUTION

Never allow the oil level to fall below the lower mark or notch on the dipstick.

CAUTION

If the message ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LOW is displayed, stop the engine as soon as it is safe to do so and seek qualified assistance. Do not start the engine until the cause has been rectified.

2.0L petrol and 2.0L diesel engines:
  1. Engine oil level dipstick - 2.0L petrol engine.

  2. Engine oil level dipstick - 2.0L diesel engine.

Before checking the engine oil level, make sure that:

  • The vehicle is stationary and the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.

  • The vehicle is on level ground.

  • The engine oil is cold.

    NOTES

    If it is necessary to check the oil level when the engine is hot, switch off the engine and let the vehicle stand for 5 minutes to allow the oil to drain back into the sump. Do not start the engine.

The oil level can then be checked, as follows:

  1. Withdraw the dipstick and wipe the blade clean with a lint-free cloth.

  2. Fully re-insert the dipstick and withdraw again to check the oil level.

As a general guide, if the oil level on the dipstick:

  1. Is nearer to the upper mark or notch than the lower, do not add oil.

  2. Is nearer to the lower mark or notch than the upper, add 0.5 litres (1 pint) of oil.

  3. Is below the lower mark or notch, add for the diesel engine, 1.5 litres (2.6 pints) of oil and for the petrol engine, 0.8 litres (1.4 pints) of oil. Recheck the level after a further 5 minutes.

3.0L petrol engine:

This engine does not have a dipstick, it has an electrical monitoring system.

The engine oil level is not monitored when the engine is running and/or the vehicle is in motion.

Before checking the engine oil level, make sure that:

  • The vehicle is stationary and the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied.

  • The vehicle is on level ground.

  • The engine oil has reached its normal working temperature (oil is hot).

  • The engine has been switched off for 10 minutes, as the system will not give an accurate reading until the oil level has stabilised.

The oil level can then be checked, as follows:

  1. Switch on the ignition (do not start the engine).

  2. Select Oil Level from the Vehicle Info menu. See MENÚ DEL CUADRO DE INSTRUMENTOS.

    The engine oil level indicator will be displayed in the Message centre.

An indication of the oil level will be displayed in the gauge. Messages to the right of the gauge advise you of any action you may need to take.

If the oil level is within the required operating range, the message Engine Oil Level OK will be displayed. Do not add any more oil to the engine.

If the oil level is below the required operating range, a message advising you how much oil to add will be displayed (e.g., Add 0.5 Litre). Add the recommended quantity of oil.

If the message Engine Oil Level Overfilled is displayed, seek qualified assistance immediately. Do not drive the vehicle, as this will cause serious damage to the engine.

If the message Engine Oil Level Underfilled is displayed, add 1.5 litres (2.6 pints) of oil, then recheck the level.

If the message Engine Oil Level Not Available is displayed, the oil level is stabilising. Switch off the ignition, wait 10 minutes, then recheck the oil level display.

If the warning message ENGINE OIL LEVEL MONITOR SYSTEM FAULT is displayed, seek qualified assistance.