Checking levels

Check all of these levels regularly and top them up if necessary, unless otherwise indicated.

If a level drops significantly, have the corresponding system checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

the bonnet, take care, as certain areas of the engine may be extremely hot (risk When working under the bonnet, take care, as certain areas of the engine may be extremely hot (risk of burns).

Oil level

The check is carried out either when the ignition is switched on using the oil

The check is carried out either when the ignition is switched on using the oil level indicator on the instrument panel, or using the dipstick.

This manual check will only be correct if the vehicle is on level ground and the engine has been off for more than 30 minutes.

After topping up the oil, the check when switching on the ignition with the oil level indicator in the instrument panel will only be valid 30 minutes after topping up.

level between services. PEUGEOT recommends that you check the oil level and top It is normal to top up the oil level between services. PEUGEOT recommends that you check the oil level and top up if necessary every 3 000 miles (5 000 kilometres).

Engine oil change

Refer to the servicing booklet for details of the interval for this operation.

In order to maintain the reliability of the engine and emission control system, the use of additives in the engine oil is prohibited.

Oil specification

The oil must be the correct grade for your engine and conform to the manufacturer's recommendations

Brake fluid level

The brake fluid level should be close to the "MAX" mark. If it is not, check

The brake fluid level should be close to the "MAX" mark. If it is not, check the brake pad wear.

Changing the fluid

Refer to the servicing booklet for details of the interval for this operation.

Fluid specification

The brake fluid must conform to the manufacturer's recommendations and meet the DOT4 standard.

Power steering fluid level

The power steering fluid level should be close to the "MAX"

The power steering fluid level should be close to the "MAX"

mark. Unscrew the cap, with the engine cold, to check the level.

Coolant level

The coolant level should be close to the "MAX" mark but should never exceed it.

The coolant level should be close to the "MAX" mark but should never exceed it.

When the engine is warm, the temperature of the coolant is regulated by the fan.

This can operate with the ignition off.

On vehicles which are fitted with a particle emission filter, the fan may operate after the vehicle has been switched off, even if the engine is cold.

In addition, as the cooling system is pressurised, wait at least one hour after switching off the engine before carrying out any work.

To avoid any risk of scalding, unscrew the cap by two turns to allow the pressure to drop. When the pressure has dropped, remove the cap and top up the level.

Changing the coolant

The coolant does not have to be changed.

Fluid specification

The coolant must conform to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Screenwash and headlamp wash fluid

In the case of vehicles fitted with headlamp washers, the low fluid level is

In the case of vehicles fitted with headlamp washers, the low fluid level is indicated by an audible signal and a message in the instrument panel screen.

Top up the reservoir when you stop the vehicle.

Fluid specification

For optimum cleaning and to avoid freezing, this fluid must not be topped up with or replaced with plain water.

Additive level (Diesel with particle emissions filter)

The additive reservoir low level is indicated by fixed illumination of this warning

The additive reservoir low level is indicated by fixed illumination of this warning lamp, accompanied by an audible signal and a message that the particle emissions filter additive level is too low.

Topping up

The reservoir must be topped up without delay by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

Used products

oil or fluids with the skin. Avoid prolonged contact of used oil or fluids with the skin.

Most of these fluids are harmful to health or indeed very corrosive.

into sewers or onto the ground. Do not discard used oil or fluids into sewers or onto the ground.

Take used oil to a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop (France) or to an authorised waste disposal site.

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