2017-2018 Macan – Manual

2017-2018 Macan – Manual

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Engine Oil

It is important to perform oil changes regularly in accordance with the intervals specified in your Maintenance Schedule.

Engine oil consumption

It is normal for your engine to consume oil. The rate of oil consumption depends on the quality and viscosity of oil, the speed at which the engine is operated, the climate, road conditions as well as the amount of dilution and oxidation of the lubricant.

If the vehicle is used for repeated short trips, and consumes a normal amount of oil, the engine oil measurement may not show any drop in the oil level at all. This is because the oil is gradually becoming diluted with fuel or moisture, making it appear that the oil level has not changed.

The diluting ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle is driven at high speeds, as on an expressway, making it then appear that oil is excessively consumed after driving at high speeds.

If the conditions you drive your vehicle in are dusty, humid, or hot, the frequency of the oil change intervals should be greater.

If the vehicle is driven at a high rate of speed, climatic conditions are warm, and the load is high, the oil should be checked more frequently, as driving conditions will determine the rate of oil consumption.

  1. The engine in your vehicle depends on oil to lubricate and cool all of its moving parts. Therefore, the engine oil should be checked regularly and kept at the required level.
  2. Make it a habit to have the engine oil level checked with every refueling.

The oil pressure warning light is not an oil-level indicator.

The oil pressure warning light indicates serious engine damage may be occuring when lit, if engine rpm is above idle speed.

Checking engine oil level

The oil level should be checked at regular intervals (e.g. every time you refuel).

  1. Please see chapter "Before driving on circuits" on page 17.

Responding to oil level warnings

If the oil level is too low, the or symbol is displayed on the multifunction display with a warning and the engine oil must be topped up immediately.

  1. Please see chapter "Warning and Information Messages" on page 327.

Reading the engine oil level on the multifunction display

Risk of engine damage.
If the oil level is below the minimum mark, the engine will not be sufficiently lubricated

  • Check the oil level regularly.
  • Do not allow the oil level to drop below the minimum mark.

  1. Please see chapter "Measure and display the oil level" on page 169.

Choosing and topping up engine oil

Swallowing Engine Oil
Engine oil is hazardous to your health and may be fatal if swallowed.

  • Keep engine oil out of children's reach.

Engine Oil Cancer Risk
Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals.

  • Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.

Engine compartment blowers and other moving parts in the area of the engine
While work is in progress, hands, fingers, articles of clothing, necklaces, or long hair can become trapped by moving parts in the engine compartment, e.g., engine compartment blowers or drive belts. The engine compartment blowers are installed under the hood. After the engine is turned off, the engine temperature is monitored for around 30 minutes. Depending on the temperature, the engine compartment blowers may continue to run or may be reactivated during this period.

  • You should only work in this area with the utmost care and the engine should always be switched off; make sure that body parts, articles of clothing or items of jewelry do not get trapped by radiator fans, engine compartment fans or other moving parts.

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