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The oil level should be checked every time the car is refuelled. This is especially important during the period up to the first service.
CAUTION: Not checking the oil level regularly can result in serious engine damage if the oil level becomes too low.
Park the car on a level surface and wait for at least 3 minutes after the engine has been switched off. Be sure the oil level is maintained between the upper and lower marks on the dipstick. If oil is added, it should reach the MAX mark on the dipstick. Low oil level can cause internal damage to the engine and overfilling can result in high oil consumption. The distance between the dipstick marks represents approx. 1.6 US qts (1.5 liters). The oil should preferably be checked when cold, before the engine has been started.
NOTE: The engine must be stopped when checking the oil.
Drain the oil after driving while it is still warm.
If you change the engine oil and filter yourself, your Volvo retailer can assist you in disposing of the used oil. Engine oil can be harmful to your skin gloves should be worn when performing this work.
Add oil of the same kind as already used.
Capacity (including filter): 6.2 US qts (5.8 liters).*
The oil filter should be replaced at every oil change.
Your Volvo has been certified to standards using ILSAC oil specification GF-2 5W/30. Volvo recommends use of oil with a quality rating equal to or higher than ILSAC GF-2. Equivalent and better oils include ACEA A1, API SJ, SJ/CF, and SJ/Energy conserving. Lower quality oils may not offer the same fuel economy, engine performance, or engine protection.
Depending on your driving habits, premium or synthetic oils may provide superior fuel economy and engine protection. Consult your Volvo retailer for recommendations on premium or synthetic oils. Oil additives must not be used unless advised by an authorized Volvo retailer.
The API Service Symbol
The API Service Symbol "donut" is divided
into three parts:
The dipstick has marks for checking hot and cold oil. The oil level when the engine is cold must never be higher than the COLD mark. After the engine has reached normal operating temperature, the level may not be higher than the HOT mark. Top up when the level is at the ADD mark. Check the level at every service.
Fluid type: ATF
Replace: No fluid change required
The brake and clutch systems share the same fluid reservoir. The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX marks.
Fluid type: DOT 4+
Replace: Every second year or 30,000 miles (48,000 km). The fluid should be replaced once a year or every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) when driving under extremely hard conditions (mountain driving, etc.)
Check, without removing the cap, that the level is above the "MIN" mark of the fluid reservoir.
Always entrust brake/clutch fluid changing to an authorized
The washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine compartment and holds approx. 4.7 US qts. (4.5 liters).
During cold weather, the reservoir should be filled with windshield washer solvent
The cooling system must be filled with coolant and not leak to operate at maximum efficiency. Check the coolant level regularly. The level should be between the "MAX" and "MIN" marks on the expansion tank. The check should be made with particular thoroughness when the engine is new or when the cooling system has been drained.
Do not remove the filler cap other than for topping up with coolant. Frequent removal may prevent coolant circulation between the engine and the expansion tank during engine warm up and cooling.
Capacity: 7.4 US qts. (7.0 liters)
Coolant: Volvo Genuine Coolant/Anti- freeze only.
NOTE: Do not top up with water only.
Water by itself reduces the rustprotective and antifreeze qualities of the coolant and has
a lower boiling point. It can also cause damage to the cooling system if it should freeze.
CAUTION: The cooling system must always be kept filled to the correct level.
If it is not kept filled, there can be high local temperatures in the engine which
could result in damage. Different types of antifreeze/coolant may not be mixed.
1 Supplementary fuse box
2 Expansion tank, coolant
3 Engine designation plate
4 Clutch/brake system fluid reservoir
5 Oil filler cap, engine
6 Relay/Main fuse box
7 Washer fluid reservoir
8 Power steering fluid reservoir
9 Dipstick engine oil
10 Dipstick automatic transmission
11 Air cleaner
13 Data plate
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!
Driving habits and conditions, climate, the number of starts, etc. all affect the service life and function of the battery. In order for your battery to perform satisfactorily, keep the following in mind:
· Check the fluid level in the battery every
6 months or every 7,500 miles* (12,000 km).
The fluid level in each battery cell should be checked - use a screw driver to open the caps and a flashlight to inspect the level. * More frequently in warm climates.
· If necessary, add distilled water to approximately 0.4 in. (10 mm) above the plates in the cell or to the level indicator. See the illustrations above.
· Check that the battery cables are correctly connected and properly tightened.
· Never disconnect the battery when the engine is running, for example when changing the battery.
· The battery cable should be disconnected from the battery when using a battery charger.
· Switch off the radio before
disconnecting the battery. If your radio has an
antitheft code and the battery is disconnected,
the radio code has to be reentered in order for the radio to function.