Checking and adding oil

Checking and adding oil  - Engine oil - Maintenance and specifications - Volvo S60 Owners Manual - Volvo S60

Location of the filler cap and dipstick

Location of the filler cap and dipstick

Volvo recommends Castrol oil products

Volvo recommends Castrol oil products

NOTE NOTE

Before checking the oil:

  • The car should be parked on a level surface.
  • If the engine is warm, wait for at least 10 – 15 minutes after the engine has been switched off.

The oil level must be between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick

The oil level must be between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick

Checking the oil

1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a lintfree rag.

2. Reinsert the dipstick, pull it out, and check the oil level. The level must be between the MIN and MAX marks.

3. Add oil if necessary. If the level is close to the MIN mark, add approximately 0.5 US quarts (0.5 liters) of oil.

4. Recheck the level and add more oil if necessary until the level is near the MAX mark.

WARNING WARNING

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

NOTE NOTE

Synthetic oil is not used when the oil is changed at the normal maintenance intervals except at owner request and at additional charge. Please consult your Volvo retailer.

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