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Oil, Engine - Checking Oil Level & Selecting The Best Oil Grade #449246 Mar 31, 11:53pm Mar 31, 11:53pm
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Oil, Engine - Checking Oil Level & Selecting The Best Oil Grade
Checking the Engine Oil Level

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With the engine at operating temperature and turned off, check the oil level on the dipstick.

1. To get a true reading, the vehicle should be on a level spot. After turning off the engine, wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the bottom of the engine.
2. Pull out the dipstick, and wipe it clean with a rag.
3. Reinsert the dipstick. push it in as far as it will go, or the reading will not be correct.
4. Pull the dipstick out and look at the oil level on the end.

CAUTION: Be careful not to touch the hot exhaust manifold.

If the oil level is below or only slightly above the low level, add engine oil of the same type as already in the engine. Remove the oil filler cap and add engine oil in small quantities at a time, checking
the dipstick.

The approximate quantity of oil needed to fill between the low level and the full level
on the dipstick is indicated below for reference.

When the level reaches within the correct range, install the filler cap hand- tight.

Oil quantity, L (qt., lmp. qt.):
2.7 (3.0, 2.4)

NOTICE:
- Avoid overfilling, or the engine could be damaged.
- Check the oil level on the dipstick once again after adding the oil.

Re: Oil, Engine - Checking Oil Level & Selecting The Best Oil Grade [Re: Celicabot] #449247 Mar 31, 11:55pm Mar 31, 11:55pm
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ENGINE OIL SELECTION
Use API grade SJ, Energy-Conserving or ILSAC multigrade engine oil.

Recommended viscosity (SAE):

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SAE 5W-30 is the best choice for your vehicle, for good fuel economy, and good starting in cold weather.

If you use SAE 10W-30 engine oil in extremely low temperatures, the engine may become difficult to start, so SAE 5W- 30 engine oil is recommended.

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Oil identification marks:
Either or both API registered marks are added to some oil containers to help you select the oil you should use. The API Service Symbol is located anywhere on the outside of the container.

The top portion of the label shows the oil quality by API (American Petroleum Institute) designations such as SJ. The center portion of the label shows the SAE viscosity grade such as SAE 5W-30. Energy-Conserving shown in the lower portion, indicates that the oil has fuel- saving capabilities.

The ILSAC (International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee) Certification Mark is displayed on the front of the container.

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