INSPECT OIL QUALITY
Check the engine oil for deterioration, water contamination, discoloration or thinning.
If the quality is visibly poor, replace the engine oil and oil filter element (Click here).
INSPECT ENGINE OIL LEVEL
Warm up the engine, stop the engine and wait 5 minutes. The engine oil level should be between the dipstick low level mark and full level mark.
If low, check for leakage and add oil up to the full level mark.
Do not fill engine oil above the full level mark.
INSPECT ENGINE OIL PRESSURE
Remove the engine oil pressure switch (Click here).
Install an oil pressure gauge with an adapter.
|Oil Pressure Gauge
Warm up the engine.
Measure the engine oil pressure.
|Standard Oil Pressure
If the pressure is not as specified, check the oil pump.
Remove the oil pressure gauge and adapter.
Install the engine oil pressure switch (Click here).