2016 Discovery 4

CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL

CAUTION

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

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.

Before checking the oil level, make sure that:

  • The vehicle is on level ground.

  • The engine oil has reached operating temperature (oil is hot).

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

The oil level can then be checked as follows:

  1. Switch on the ignition (do not start the engine). See SWITCHING ON THE IGNITION.

  2. Make sure Park (P) is selected.

  3. Select Service Menu or Vehicle Information via the Instrument panel menu (see INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU).

  4. Select Oil Level. The current oil level status and topping up advice is displayed in the Instrument panel.

  5. Top up, as instructed.

An indication of the oil level is displayed in the gauge. Messages to the right of the gauge tell you about 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 extra oil to the engine.

If the oil level is below the required operating range, a message advising you of how much oil to add will be displayed (e.g., Add 1 Quart). 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 1.6 U.S. quarts (1.5 liters) of oil and then recheck the level.

If the message Engine Oil Level Not Available is displayed, the oil level is stabilizing. 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.