Engine with electronic oil level sensor, 5-cyl. diesel
Engines with electronic oil level sensor do not have a dipstick.
You do not need to take action with respect to the engine oil level before a message is shown in the display, see following illustration.
Message and graph in the display.
The oil level is checked using the electronic oil level gauge with the thumbwheel when the engine is switched off, see Menu navigation - combined instrument panel.
If the message Oil service required is shown, visit a workshop - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. The oil level may be too high.
In the event of the message Oil level low Refill 0.5 litre, only fill with 0.5 litres.
Do not fill more oil if filling level (3) or (4) appears as shown in the illustration below. The level must never be above MAX or below MIN, as this could lead to engine damage.
The oil level is only detected by the system when certain conditions are fulfilled. For this reason the system cannot always directly detect changes when the oil is filled or drained. Under certain conditions, internal combustion engine operation may be required for approx. 30 km.
Do not spill oil onto the hot exhaust manifold due to the risk of fire.
Measuring the oil level, 5-cyl. diesel
If the oil level needs to be checked then it should be carried out in accordance with the following sequence.
Activate key position II; see Key positions - functions at different levels.
Rotate the thumbwheel on the left-hand stalk switch to position Oil level.
You will then see information displayed about the engine oil level.
For more information on menu navigation, see Menu navigation - combined instrument panel.
The figures 1-4 represent filling level. Do not fill more oil if filling level (3) or (4) is shown. Recommended filling level is 4. Message and graph in the display.