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TOPPING UP THE OIL

CAUTION

The vehicle's warranty may be invalidated if damage is caused by using oil that does not meet the required specification. See LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS.

CAUTION

Failure to use an oil that meets the required specification could cause excessive engine wear, a build-up of sludge and deposits, and increase pollution. A resultant cause, could be engine failure.

CAUTION

Overfilling with oil could result in severe engine damage. Oil should be added in small quantities and the level rechecked to make sure the engine is not overfilled.

CAUTION

Use of the correct oil specification is essential. Make sure the oil is suitable for the climatic conditions in which the vehicle is to be operated.

To top up the oil:

  1. Turn the oil filler cap counter-clockwise to remove.

  2. For engines with a dipstick:

    Add oil to maintain the level between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick.

    NOTES

    The approximate quantity of oil required to raise the level from MIN to MAX is 1.9 U.S. quarts (1.8 liters).

  3. For engines with an electronic monitoring system:

    Add oil, as indicated by the engine oil level indicator messages in the message center.

  4. Clean up any oil spilled during topping up.

  5. Check the oil level again after 5 minutes.

  6. To refit the oil filler cap, turn the cap clockwise, until an audible click is heard.