Checking and adding oil

Checking and adding oil  - Engine oil - Maintenance and servicing - Volvo XC90 Owners Manual - Volvo XC90

Location of dipstick (1) and oil filler cap (2)

Location of dipstick (1) and oil filler cap (2)

The oil level should be checked at regular intervals, particularly during the period up to the first scheduled maintenance service.

Х The vehicle should be parked on a level surface when the oil is checked.
Х If the engine is warm, wait for at least 10-15 minutes after the engine has been switched off before checking the oil.

Volvo recommends Castrol oil produ

Volvo recommends Castrol oil produ

Checking the oil
Х Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a lintfree rag.
Х Reinsert the dipstick, pull it out, and check the oil level.
Х Add oil if necessary. If the level is close to the MIN mark, add approximately 0.5 US quarts (0.5 liters) of oil.
Х Recheck the level and add more oil if necessary until the level is near the MAX mark.
Х Oil level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick.

CAUTION

CAUTION
Not checking the oil level regularly can result in serious engine damage if the oil level becomes too low.
Х Never fill oil above the MAX mark. This could cause an increase in oil consumption.
Х Not checking the oil level regularly can result in serious engine damage if the oil level becomes too low.
Х Always add oil of the same type and viscosity as already used.

WARNING
Do not allow oil to spill onto or come into contact with hot exhaust pipe surfaces.

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