Engine oil check

CAUTION:
Do not use oil additives or other engine treatments. Under certain conditions, they could damage the engine.

Note: The oil consumption of new engines reaches its normal level after approximately 5 000 kilometres (3 000 miles).

Checking the oil level

1.25L, 1.4L and 1.6L Duratec
1.25L, 1.4L and 1.6L Duratec

1.4L Duratorq-TDCi
1.4L Duratorq-TDCi

1.6L Duratorq-TDCi
1.6L Duratorq-TDCi

Note: Check the oil level before starting the engine.

Note: Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.

Note: Oil expands when it is hot. The level may therefore extend a few millimetres beyond the MAX mark.

Remove the dipstick and wipe it with a clean, lint free cloth. Replace the dipstick and remove it again to check the oil level.

Make sure that the oil level is between the MIN and the MAX marks. If it is, you do not need to top up. If it is at the MIN mark, top up immediately.

Topping up the oil
Topping up the oil

WARNING:
Do not remove the oil filler cap when the engine is running.

Remove the oil filler cap.

WARNING:
Do not top up further than the MAX mark.

Top up with oil that meets the Ford specification. See Technical specifications.

Replace the oil filler cap. Turn it until you feel a strong resistance.

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