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ARDUOUS OPERATING CONDITIONS

When a vehicle is used in arduous conditions, more frequent attention must be paid to servicing requirements. Even daily attention may be necessary to make sure that continued safe and reliable operation of the vehicle is maintained.

Failure to adhere to the recommended service schedules may result in premature engine wear or damage, and may invalidate the warranty.

Some markets may have unique service requirements. Check with a retailer/authorised repairer or importer.

Arduous operating conditions include:

  • No other use than short trips where the engine doesn’t reach the normal operating temperature.

  • Engine at idle for long periods and/or continuous low speed driving.

  • Continuous operation at high vehicle speed and high engine load for long periods.

  • Continuous operation at temperatures below -40 °C or above +50 °C.

  • Frequent operation off-road or on rough roads at high engine speed and low vehicle speed.

  • Frequent wading and/or driving on mud, snow and rocks.

  • Frequent operation at high engine speed and low vehicle speed, such as heavy cargo transportation and towing.

  • Continuous driving in mountainous conditions.

  • Continuous operation under dusty or sandy conditions.

Contact a retailer/authorised repairer for advice.