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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Checklist

    Perform the steps in the order listed ⇒ :

  • With the engine at operating temperature, park the vehicle on a level surface to help prevent an incorrect oil level reading.

  • Switch off the engine and wait a few minutes for the engine oil to flow back into the oil pan.

  • Open the engine hood .

  • Find the oil filler opening and the dipstick. You can identify these by the symbol on the engine oil filler cap and the colored handle on the dipstick. If you are not sure where the cap and the dipstick are located, see your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.

  • Remove the dipstick from the guide tube and wipe the dipstick off using a clean cloth.

  • Reinsert the dipstick into the guide tube and push it all the way in. If there is an alignment tab on the engine oil dipstick, make sure it lines up with the notch in the guide tube, and that the dipstick goes all the way in.

    • Remove the dipstick again and read the oil level on the dipstick as described below: Ⓐ: Do not add any oil . Continue with step 15. Ⓑ: Oil may be added (about 1 pint / 0.5 liter). Continue with step 8 or step 15. Ⓒ: You must add oil (about 1 quart / 1.0 liter). Continue with step 8.
  • After reading the oil level, reinsert the dipstick back into the guide tube and push it all the way in.

  • Remove the cap on the engine oil filler opening .

  • Only add engine oil that Volkswagen has approved for that engine. Add the oil gradually in small quantities (no more than 1 pint / 0.5 liter).

  • To avoid overfilling, you must wait about 1 minute each time you add oil so that the oil can flow into the oil pan up to the marking on the dipstick.

  • Read the oil level on the dipstick again before adding another small amount, if necessary. Never add too much oil .

  • After adding oil, the level must at least be in the center of the Ⓑ area, but never above Ⓐ .

  • After adding oil, securely install the cap on the engine oil filler opening. Otherwise, oil could leak out while the engine is running.

  • Insert the oil dipstick back in the guide tube and push it all the way in.

  • Close the hood .

Engine oil level ranges

⇒ Fig. 160  Required action according to the respective engine oil level:
Range Ⓐ Do not refill oil ⇒ .
Range Ⓑ You may add oil (about 1 pint / 0.5 liters). The oil level may go into the Ⓐ range, but not above the Ⓐ range.
Range Ⓒ You must add oil (about 1 quart / 1.0 liter). After adding oil, make sure that the oil level is about in the middle of the Ⓑ range.

Warning

Engine oil can ignite when it touches hot engine parts. This can cause fires, burns, and other severe injuries.
  • Never spill oil on the engine. Oil spilled on a cold engine can also cause a fire when the engine warms up
  • Always make certain that you screw the cap of the engine oil filler opening back on tightly after adding oil and that the dipstick has been pushed all the way back into the in the guide tube. This helps prevent engine oil from leaking onto the hot engine when the engine is running.

Note

  • Do not start the engine if the engine oil level is above range ⇒ Fig. 160Ⓐ . Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Otherwise the catalytic converter and engine can be damaged!
  • When changing or topping off fluids, make sure that you pour the fluids into the correct reservoirs. Adding the wrong type of operating fluids will cause serious malfunctions and engine damage.

The engine oil level should never be above range ⇒ Fig. 160Ⓐ . Otherwise oil can be drawn in by the crankcase ventilation system and enter the atmosphere via the exhaust system.

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