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Engine oil - topping up

A "how to" guide to topping up your Volkswagen engine oil.

Watch our "How to" top up your engine oil video or
follow the guide below.

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Warning! Avoid skin contact with engine oils. Avoid oil dripping on hot engine parts.


Once you've followed the instructions to check your engine oil you may now need to top it up. Ensure you are using the correct grade.


Release the oil filler tap by turning it anti-clockwise. Warning! Be aware of hot engine parts.


Top up in small amounts and recheck the level allowing 60 seconds for the oil to drain down.


Do not exceed the maximum level. Resecure the filler cap.


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