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ENGINE OIL CHECK
Fluid level checks
Check the engine oil weekly. If any
significant or sudden drop in oil level is
noted, seek qualified assistance.
If the message OIL PRESSURE LOW is
displayed, stop the engine as soon as it
is safe to do so and seek qualified
assistance. Do not start the engine until
the cause has been rectified.
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The engine has been switched off for 15
minutes to allow the oil to drain back into
the sump. Do not start the engine. An
accurate check will not be possible until the
oil level has stabilised.
3.6L DIESEL 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. Never allow the
oil level to fall below the lower mark or
notch on the dipstick.
As a general guide, if the level on the dipstick:
• Is nearer to the upper mark, add no oil.
• Is nearer to the lower mark, add half a litre
(one pint) of oil.
• Is at or below the lower mark, add 1 litre
(1.75 pints) of oil and re-check the level
after a further 5 minutes.
1. 3.6L V8 diesel engine dipstick
PETROL ENGINES AND 4.4L DIESEL
ENGINE
A. Lower mark.
The oil level can then be checked as follows:
B. Upper mark.
1. Switch on the ignition (do not start the
engine).
2. Petrol engines and 4.4L diesel engine oil
level display.
OIL CHECK PREPARATION
Prior to checking the oil level ensure that:
• The vehicle is on level ground.
• The engine oil is cold (3.6L diesel engine
only).
• The engine oil is hot and at working
temperature (petrol engines and 4.4L
diesel engine only).
2. Ensure Park (P) is selected.
3. Select the Service menu using the driver
information menu control.
4. Select Oil level display from the Service
menu. The current oil level status and
topping-up advice is displayed in the
instrument panel.
5. Top-up as instructed
Messages to the right of the gauge advise of
any action you may need to take.
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If the oil level is within the required operating
range, the message Engine Oil Level OK will
be displayed. Do not add any additional oil to
the engine.
If the oil level is below the required operating
range, a message advising you how much oil to
add will be displayed (e.g. Add 0.5 Litre). Add
the recommended quantity of oil.
If the message Engine Oil Level Overfilled is
displayed, seek qualified assistance
immediately. Do not drive the vehicle as this
will cause serious damage to the engine.
If the message Engine Oil Level Underfilled is
displayed, add 2 litres (3.5 pints) of oil, then
recheck the level after 10 minutes.
If the message Engine Oil Level Not Available
is displayed, the oil level is stabilising. Switch
off the ignition, wait 10 minutes, then recheck
the oil level display.
If the warning message ENGINE OIL LEVEL
MONITOR SYSTEM FAULT is displayed, seek
qualified assistance.
TOPPING UP THE OIL
Your vehicle 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
re-checked to ensure that the engine is
not overfilled.
1. Remove the oil filler cap.
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2. Add oil as determined in the oil check
process.
3. Clean up any oil spilled during topping-up.
4. Check the oil level again after 10 minutes
(Petrol engines) or after 5 minutes (Diesel
engines).
It is essential to use the correct specification oil
for the conditions in which the vehicle is to be
operated.
Note: The approximate quantity of oil required
to raise the level from MIN to MAX on the
dipstick is 2 litres (3.5 pints) for all models.
ENGINE OIL SPECIFICATION
It is important that the correct oil specification
is used. Vehicles fitted with a diesel particulate
filter (DPF) must use the specified oils
otherwise significant engine damage will
occur. Specified oils ensure that the life of the
DPF is maximised.
When a new vehicle is sold into markets where
the diesel fuel has a high level of sulphur
content, a DPF is not fitted and alternative oils
are specified. See SULPHUR CONTENT, 193.
Use of incorrect oils will result in serious
engine damage.
Land Rover recommends Castrol oils.
See LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS, 219.
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COOLANT LEVEL CHECK
Running the engine without coolant will
cause serious engine damage.
The coolant level in the expansion tank should
be checked at least weekly (more frequently in
high mileage or arduous operating conditions).
Always check the level when the system is
cold.
Ensure the coolant level remains between the
COLD FILL RANGE indicator marks located on
the side of the expansion tank. Ignore any
coolant visible in the top section of the tank
If the level has dropped suddenly, or by a large
amount, arrange for the vehicle to be examined
by a qualified technician as soon as possible.
Avoid spilling antifreeze onto a hot
engine - a fire may result.
Unscrew the filler cap slowly,
allowing the pressure to escape
before removing completely.
When travelling in territories where the
water supply contains salt, always
ensure you carry a supply of fresh (rain
or distilled) water. Topping up with salt
water will cause serious engine
damage.
Top-up to the upper level indicator mark of the
COLD FILL RANGE located on the side of the
expansion tank. Use only a 50% mix of water
and Castrol SF antifreeze.
In an emergency - and only if the approved
antifreeze is unavailable - top-up the cooling
system with clean water, but be aware of the
resultant reduction in frost protection. Do not
top-up or refill with conventional antifreeze
formulations. If in doubt consult a qualified
technician.
Ensure the cap is tightened fully after top-up is
completed by turning the cap until the ratchet
cap clicks.
ANTIFREEZE
Antifreeze is poisonous and can be
fatal if swallowed - keep containers
sealed and out of the reach of
children. If accidental consumption is
suspected, seek medical attention
immediately.
TOPPING UP THE COOLANT
Never remove the filler cap when the
engine is hot - escaping steam or
scalding water could cause serious
personal injury.
If the fluid comes into contact with the
skin or eyes, rinse immediately with
plenty of water.
The use of non-approved antifreeze will
have an adverse effect on the engine
cooling system and therefore engine
durability.
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Antifreeze will damage painted
surfaces; soak up any spillage with an
absorbent cloth immediately and wash
the area with a mixture of car shampoo
and water.
Antifreeze contains important corrosion
inhibitors. The antifreeze content of the coolant
must be maintained at 50% ± 5% all year round
(not just in cold conditions). To ensure that the
anti-corrosion properties of the coolant are
retained, the antifreeze content should be
checked once a year and completely renewed
every ten years, regardless of distance
travelled. Failure to do so may cause corrosion
of the radiator and engine components.
If the quantity of fluid in the brake
reservoir drops below the
recommended level, a red warning
lamp in the instrument pack will illuminate.
Note: If the warning lamp illuminates while the
vehicle is being driven, stop the vehicle as soon
as safety permits by gently applying the brakes.
Check and top-up the fluid level if necessary.
With the vehicle on level ground, check the
fluid level at least every week (more frequently
in high mileage or arduous operating
conditions).
The specific gravity of a 50% antifreeze
solution at 20°C (68°F) is 1.068 and protects
against frost down to -40°C (-40°F).
BRAKE FLUID CHECK
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 stopping distances or
complete brake failure.
Brake fluid is highly toxic - keep
containers sealed and out of the reach
of children. If accidental consumption
of fluid is suspected, seek medical
attention immediately.
If the fluid comes into contact with the
skin or eyes, rinse immediately with
plenty of water.
Take care not to spill the fluid onto a
hot engine - a fire may result.
Do not drive the vehicle with the fluid
level below the MIN mark.
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Look at the fluid level through the side of the
transparent reservoir without removing the
filler cap.
The brake fluid must be between the MAX and
MIN marks.
TOPPING UP THE BRAKE FLUID
Brake fluid will damage painted
surfaces. Soak up any spillage with an
absorbent cloth immediately and wash
the area with a mixture of car shampoo
and water.
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Only use new fluid from an airtight
container (fluid from opened containers
or fluid previously bled from the system
will have absorbed moisture, which will
adversely affect performance, and must
not be used).
1. Clean the filler cap before removing to
prevent dirt from entering the reservoir.
2. Remove the filler cap.
3. Top-up the reservoir to at least the
minimum mark using Shell DOT4 ESL
brake fluid. If Shell DOT4 ESL is not
available, a low viscosity DOT4 brake fluid
that meets ISO 4925 class 6 and Land
Rover LRES22BF03 requirements may be
used.
If fluid loss is slow, the reservoir may
be topped-up to the upper level mark to
enable the vehicle to be driven to a
repair facility for examination. However,
it is recommended that you seek
qualified assistance before driving the
vehicle.
Check and top-up the fluid with the vehicle on
level ground, engine switched off, and the
system cold. Ensure that the steering wheel is
not turned after stopping the engine.
Do not top-up the brake fluid to the
maximum mark unless the brake
pads have been replaced. If unsure
seek qualified assistance.
4. Replace the cap and reservoir cover.
POWER STEERING FLUID CHECK
Power steering fluid is highly toxic.
Keep containers sealed and out of
reach of children. If accidental
consumption of fluid is suspected,
seek medical attention immediately.
If the fluid comes into contact with the
skin or eyes, rinse immediately with
plenty of water.
Do not start the engine if the fluid level
has dropped below the MIN mark.
Severe damage to the steering pump
could result.
Seek qualified assistance immediately if
there is a noticeable drop in the fluid
level. Severe damage to the steering
pump could result.
The level of fluid can be seen through the
translucent body of the reservoir.
The fluid level should be between the MIN and
the MAX marks.
TOPPING UP THE STEERING FLUID
Power steering fluid will damage
painted surfaces. Soak up any spillage
with an absorbent cloth immediately
and wash the area with a mixture of car
shampoo and water.
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Do not fill the reservoir above the MAX
mark.
1. Clean the filler cap before removing to
prevent dirt from entering the reservoir.
2. Remove filler cap.
3. Using Texaco Cold Climate PSF fluid
14315, top up the reservoir until the fluid
level is between the MIN and MAX marks.
4. Replace filler cap.
TOPPING UP THE WASHER FLUID
The washer reservoir supplies both front and
rear screen washer jets and headlamp washer
jets.
Check and top-up the reservoir level at least
every week. Always top-up with screen washer
fluid to prevent freezing.
Operate the washer switches periodically to
check that the nozzles are clear and properly
directed.
WASHER FLUID CHECK
Some screen washer products are
inflammable, particularly if high or
undiluted concentrations are exposed
to sparking. Do not allow screen
washer fluid to come into contact with
naked flames or sources of ignition.
If the vehicle is operated in
temperatures below 4°C (40°F), use a
washer fluid with frost protection. In
cold weather, failure to use a washer
fluid with frost protection, could result
in impaired vision and increase the
risk of a vehicle crash.
Do not use an antifreeze or
vinegar/water solution in the washer
reservoir - antifreeze will damage
painted surfaces, while vinegar can
damage the windscreen washer pump.
Body panels may suffer discolouration
as a result of screen washer fluid
spillage. Take care to avoid spillage,
particularly if an undiluted or high
concentration is being used. If spillage
occurs, wash the affected area
immediately with water.
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1. Clean the filler cap before removing to
prevent dirt from entering the reservoir.
2. Remove filler cap.
3. Top-up the reservoir until the fluid is visible
in the filler neck.
4. Replace filler cap.
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