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

CAUTION:
Make sure that the level is between the MIN and the MAX marks.

Note: Check the level before starting the engine.

Note: Make sure that your 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.

If the level is at the MIN mark, top up immediately.

Topping up

WARNINGS:
Only top up when the engine is cold.

If the engine is hot, wait 10 minutes for the engine to cool down.

Do not remove the filler cap when the engine is running.

Remove the filler cap.

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

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

    See also:

    Principle of operation
    Outside air Keep the air intakes forward of the windscreen free from obstruction (snow, leaves etc.) to allow the climate control system to function effectively. Recirculated air CAUTION: Prolo ...

    Power steering pump - removal and refitting
    Note: New power steering fluid hose O-rings will be required when refitting. All engines except 1.8 litre (R6A) CVH and 2.0 litre DOHC 1 Place a suitable container under the power steering pump, ...

    Headlamp levelling
    Note: Vehicles with Xenon headlamps are equipped with automatic headlamp levelling. Headlamp levelling Raise beams A Lower beams B Set the headlamp levelling control to zero when your vehicle ...