Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Topping up the oil

  • Your vehicle's warranty may be invalidated if damage is caused by using oil that does not meet the required specification.
  • Failure to use an oil that meets the required specification could cause excessive engine wear, a build up of sludge and deposits, and increase pollution. It could also lead to engine failure.
  • Overfilling with oil could result in severe engine damage. Oil should be added in small quantities and the level rechecked to make sure the engine is not overfilled.
  1. Remove the oil filler cap.
  2. Add oil to maintain the level between the MIN and MAX marks or notches on the dipstick.

It is essential to use the correct specification oil and to make sure the oil is suitable for the climatic conditions in which the vehicle is to be operated.

Note: The approximate quantity of oil required to raise the level from MIN to MAX is 0.85 litres on the 2.0L petrol engine; 1.5 litres on the 2.2L diesel engine; and 1.8 litres on the 2.0L diesel engine.

  1. Clean up any oil spilled during topping up.

    4. Check the oil level again after 5 minutes.

    5. Refit the oil filler cap.


  • Running the engine without coolant will cause serious engine damage.
  • If persistent coolant loss is noticed, seek qualified assistance immediately.

The coolant reservoir level should be checked at least weekly (more frequently in high mileage or arduous operating conditions). Always check the level when the system is cold.


Make sure the coolant level remains between the MIN and MAX indicator marks on the side of the expansion tank.

If the level has dropped suddenly, or by a large amount, arrange for the vehicle to be examined by a Retailer/Authorised repairer as soon as possible.


     Topping up the coolant

    Never remove the coolant reservoir filler cap when the engine is hot. Escaping steam or scalding water could cause serious personal injury. Unscrew the filler cap slowly, allowing the pressure

     Checking the brake/clutch fluid level

    Seek qualified assistance immediately if brake pedal travel is unusually long, or if there is any significant loss of brake fluid. Driving under such conditions could result in extended stoppin

     Checking the washer fluid level

    Do not allow the screen washer fluid to come into contact with naked flames or sources of ignition. If the vehicle is operated in temperatures below 4ºC, use a washer fluid with frost protect


     Spring and Shock Absorber

    NOTE: Adaptive dynamics damper shown, standard damper similar. Bolt - shock absorber to wheel knuckle Shock absorber Nut - Shock absorber top mounting to body fastener Nut - shock absorber to top mounting. Spring isolator Spring Nut - shock absorber to wheel knuckle Spring The coil spring

     Wheels and Tires - Description

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