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.

CHECKING THE COOLANT LEVEL

  • 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.

CHECKING THE COOLANT LEVEL

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.

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