Cadillac Escalade: Engine Oil - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Engine Oil

To ensure proper engine performance and long life, careful attention must be paid to engine oil. Following these simple, but important steps will help protect your investment:

  • Always use engine oil approved to the proper specification and of the proper viscosity grade. See “Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in this section.
  • Check the engine oil level regularly and maintain the proper oil level. See “Checking Engine Oil” and “When to Add Engine Oil” in this section.
  • Change the engine oil at the appropriate time. See Engine Oil Life System  .
  • Always dispose of engine oil properly. See “What to Do with Used Oil” in this section.
Engine Compartment Overview
6.2L V8 Engine A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter  . B. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Cooling System  . C. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting  . D. Battery  ...

Checking Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill. In order to get an accurate reading, the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See Engi ...

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Filling the Tank
WARNING Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the fuel pump island. Turn off the e ...

Remote operation
WARNING The Smart Key can be operated from inside or outside the vehicle. It is therefore important that it is kept out of the reach of children at all times. WARNING When operating the ...

Precautions when starting and driving
WARNING ► Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the support of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should not be left alone either. They could accidentally injure ...