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Fluid level checks Peugeot 307 2001 - 2008 Petrol 1.6

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Peugeot 307 2001 - 2008  | 1.6 Fluid level checks

  • time 5 to 30 minutes
  • difficulty 1

Underbonnet check points

1.6 litre petrol A Engine oil level dipstick B Engine oil filler cap C Coolant expansion tank D Brake (and clutch) fluid reservoir E Screen washer fluid reservoir F Power steering fluid reservoir G Battery

Engine oil level

HINT: If the oil is checked immediately after driving the vehicle, some of the oil will remain in the upper engine components, resulting in an inaccurate reading on the dipstick

The correct oil

Modern engines place great demands on their oil. It is very important that the correct oil for your car is used.
Engine oil grade:
  Petrol engines Multigrade engine oil 5W30 to 10W40 to ACEA A3 or API SH/SJ specification: Total Quartz or Esso Ultra/Ultron
  Diesel engines Fully-synthetic multigrade engine oil 5W30 to 10W40 to ACEA B3 or API CFB3 specification: Esso Ultron diesel or Total Activa/Quartz 9000

Car Care

The dipstick is located at the front of the engine (see Underbonnet check points); The dipstick is often brightly coloured or has a picture of an oil can on the top for identification. Withdraw the dipstick.
Using a clean rag or paper towel remove all oil from the dipstick. Insert the clean dipstick into the tube as far as it will go, then withdraw it again.
Note the oil level on the end of the dipstick, which should be between the upper (MAX) mark and lower (MIN) mark. Approximately 1.0 litre of oil will raise the level from the lower mark to the upper mark.
Oil is added through the filler cap. Unscrew the cap and top-up the level; a funnel may help to reduce spillage. Add the oil slowly, checking the level on the dipstick often. Don’t overfill (see Car care). Should you need to renew the oil and filter, click below

Coolant level

Warning: DO NOT attempt to remove the expansion tank pressure cap when the engine is hot, as there is a very great risk of scalding. Do not leave open containers of coolant about, as it is poisonous.

Car Care

The coolant level must be checked with the engine cold. Remove the pressure cap (see Warning) from the expansion tank which is located on the right-hand side of the engine compartment.
The coolant level should be between the MAX and MIN marks on the expansion tank.
If topping-up is necessary, add a mixture of water and antifreeze to the expansion tank until the coolant level is between the level marks. Once the level is correct, securely refit the cap. Should you need to replace the coolant, click below
Anti-freeze type Gurit Essex Revko Gel2000 or BASF Glysantin G33-23F

Brake and clutch fluid level

Warning: Brake fluid can harm your eyes and damage painted surfaces, so use extreme caution when handling and pouring it.
Warning: Do not use fluid that has been standing open for some time, as it absorbs moisture from the air, which can cause a dangerous loss of braking effectiveness.
HINT: The fluid level in the reservoir will drop slightly as the brake pads wear down, but the fluid level must never be allowed to drop below the MIN mark.

Before you start

The upper (MAX) fluid level marking is on the side of the reservoir, which is located in the left-hand rear corner of the engine compartment.
If topping-up is necessary, first wipe clean the area around the filler cap with a clean cloth, then unscrew the cap and remove it along with the rubber diaphragm.
Carefully add fluid, avoiding spilling it on the surrounding paintwork. Use only DOT 4 hydraulic fluid. After filling to the correct level, refit the cap and diaphragm and tighten it securely. Wipe off any spilt fluid.

Power steering fluid level

The fluid reservoir is on the right-hand side of the engine compartment. Push down the centre pins a little, prise out the complete plastic expanding rivets, release the side clip, and remove the plastic cover from the coolant and washer fluid reservoirs. Clean the area around the reservoir cap.
Unscrew the reservoir cap, and check the fluid level is up to the upper (MAX) level indicator on the dipstick.
Top-up the reservoir with Total Fluide DA, using a funnel. Once the level is between the level marks, securely refit the reservoir cap. Do not overfill the reservoir.

Screen wash fluid level

Note: On no account use coolant antifreeze in the washer system - this could discolour or damage paintwork.
The washer fluid reservoir is located in the right-hand front corner of the engine compartment. To check the fluid level, open the cap and look down the filler neck.
If topping-up is necessary, add water and a screenwash additive in the quantities recommended on the bottle. It could also be time to replace the wiper blades. For details, click below
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Wiper blade replacement

Check the condition of the wiper blades: if they are cracked or show signs of deterioration, or if the glass swept area is smeared, renew them. For maximum clarity of vision, wiper blades should be renewed annually.
To remove an early windscreen wiper blade, turn the ignition on, then turn the ignition off, and press the wiper switch stalk down once. This places the arms in the ‘service’ position. Lift the wiper arm, rotate the blade on the arm and squeeze together the ends of the plastic insert.
Disengage the blade from the wiper arm and remove it from the vehicle, taking care not to allow the arm to damage the windscreen. To return the blades to the park position, press the wiper switch stalk again.
To remove a later windscreen wiper blade, turn the ignition on, then turn the ignition off, and press the wiper switch stalk down once. This places the arms in the ‘service’ position. Lift the wiper arm and squeeze together the side clips to lower the blade from the arm.
Tilt the wiper blade and unhook it from the end of the arm, taking care not to allow the arm to damage the windscreen. To return the blades to the park position, press the wiper switch stalk again.
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