Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Adding engine oil - Engine oil - Engine compartment - Maintenance and care - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Adding engine oil

When adding oil, take care not to spill any. IfEnvironmental note
When adding oil, take care not to spill any. If oil enters the soil or waterways, it is harmful to the environment.

WARNING If engine oil comes into contact with hot 
If engine oil comes into contact with hot engine parts, it may ignite and you could burn yourself. Do not spill any engine oil on hot engine parts.

have been approved for vehicles equipped Use only engine oils and oil filters that have been approved for vehicles equipped with a service system. A list of the engine oils and oil filters tested and approved in accordance with the Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Service Products can be called up by visiting http:// www.mbusa.com (USA only). More information about tested and approved engine oils and oil filters is available from any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

Damage to the engine or exhaust system is caused by the following:

using engine oils and oil filters which have not been specifically approved for the service system.
replacing the engine oil or oil filter after the replacement interval required by the service system has elapsed
using engine oil additives.

Example: engine oil cap

Example: engine oil cap

Turn cap 1 counter-clockwise and remove it.
Add the amount of oil required.

Fill carefully to the maximum mark on the oil dipstick.

in quantity between the MIN mark and the Depending on the engine, the difference in quantity between the MIN mark and the MAX mark on the dipstick is approximately 1.6 to 2.1 US qt (1.5 to 2 l).

above the "max" mark on the dipstick, too Do not add too much oil. If the oil level is above the "max" mark on the dipstick, too much oil has been added. This can lead to damage to the engine or the catalytic converter. Have excess oil siphoned off.

For further information on engine oil, see.

Replace cap 1 on the filler neck and tighten clockwise.

Ensure that the cap locks into place securely.

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