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How to Check and Add Engine Oil on 2009+ Toyota Land Cruiser

Although most modern cars will warn you if the engine oil level is too low, it’s a good idea to check it for yourself the old fashion way, as you cannot always rely on electronics alone.
Toyota Land Cruiser Oil Check 1 photo
Oil is very important to your Toyota Land Cruiser engine and any other engine in fact, as it cools, cleans and lubricates it in order to extend its life. All you need for checking and addind new oil is a clean rag and some fresh engine oil according to your model. Here are some tips on how to do it:
  • Place the vehicle on an even surface and let the engine cool off completely
  • Pop up the hood and locate the oil level-checking rod. It should have a yellow ring at its end
  • Gently pull it out and see where the oil level is situated at its other end. It should be right between the MIN and MAX guidelines and not go past either one of them
  • Clean the rod with a piece of cloth and stick it again into the oil catch pan, then pull it out to double check the oil level
  • If the oil level is bellow the minimum, use only the same type of oil indicated by the user's manual to complete it
  • When completing the oil level, add small amounts and let it settle. Then check it on the dipping rod until the level is correct. Too much oil is bad for the engine.

This is a DIY guide and, as such, you must be aware the procedures described here involve some risks. autoevolution cannot be held responsible for any possible damage that might result while following this guide.


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