2018 Range Rover Sport

CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL

CAUTION

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

Never allow the oil level to fall below the lower mark on the dipstick or the oil level indicator. Top up, as required, using the correct oil specification for the engine.

If the instrument panel displays the message ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LOW, stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Allowing the engine to continue running with low oil pressure may cause the engine to seize. Seek qualified assistance immediately. Do not start the engine until the cause has been rectified.

Engines with a dipstick:
CAUTION

The dipstick on 2.0L gasoline engines features a lug to aid correct fitment. Make sure the lug is correctly aligned with the groove in the dipstick tube. Failure to do this could result in the dipstick not fitting correctly and oil escaping from the 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.

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

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

If the oil level is below the lower mark, add 1.9 U.S. quarts (1.8 liters) of oil.

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

Engines without a dipstick:

Engines without a dipstick feature an electronic monitoring system. The engine oil level is not monitored when the engine is running, or when 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. The system does not give an accurate reading until the oil level has stabilized.

The oil level can then be checked as follows:

  1. Switch on the vehicle's ignition. Do not start the engine. See SWITCHING ON THE IGNITION.

  2. Select Oil Level from the Vehicle Info instrument panel menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

The instrument panel displays the engine oil level indicator.

The indicator displays an indication of the oil level. Messages to the right of the indicator advise of any action to be taken.

Message Action
OK No action required.
Overfilled Seek qualified assistance immediately. Do not drive the vehicle as this will cause serious damage to the engine.
Low Add 1.6 U.S. quarts (1.5 liters) of oil. Recheck the level.
Critically Low Seek qualified assistance immediately.
Add XX Quarts Add the advised quantity of oil to the engine. Recheck the level.
Not Available The oil level is stabilizing. Switch off the ignition. Wait 10 minutes, then recheck the oil level display.
ENGINE OIL LEVEL MONITOR SYSTEM FAULT Seek qualified assistance immediately.