2016 Discovery Sport

CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL

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 in the Message centre, 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.

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.

If the oil level is nearer to the upper mark or notch on the dipstick, do not add any oil.

If the oil level is below half-way, add 0.5 quarts (0.5 liters) of oil. Recheck the level and add more oil, if necessary.

If the oil level is below the lower mark or notch, 0.8 quarts (0.8 liters) of oil.

Once the oil has reached the correct level on the dipstick, wait 5 minutes and recheck.