Suzuki Liana since 2002
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
1.1. General information
1.2. Keys, locks of doors and the opening body elements
1.3. Governing bodies, combination of devices and equipment of interior of the car
1.4. System of heating and air conditioning
1.5. Seats and means of passive safety
1.6. Launch of the engine, driving and service of the car
1.6.1. Ignition lock
1.6.2. Lever of the parking brake
1.6.3. Pedals (hand-operated KP)
1.6.4. Automatic transmission
1.6.5. Launch of the engine
1.6.6. Use of the transmission (4-speed automatic transmission)
1.6.7. Manual transmission
1.6.8. Braking
1.6.9. Running in
1.6.10. Catalytic converter of the fulfilled gases (the additional equipment)
1.6.11. Fuel economy
1.6.12. Air filter
1.6.13. The correct pressure in tires
1.6.14. The movement at a high speed
1.6.15. The movement on rises and descents
1.6.16. Movement along the slippery road
1.6.17. Traction coupling device
1.6.18. Driving belt
1.6.19. Engine oil and oil filter
1.6.20. Replacement of oil and oil filter
1.6.21. Replacement of an oil filter
1.6.22. Filling of oil and check of lack of leaks
1.6.23. Gearbox oils
1.6.24. Check of level of oil in power units
1.6.25. Replacement of oil in the transmission
1.6.26. Oil for the automatic transmission
1.6.27. Cooling liquid of the engine
1.6.28. Replacement of cooling liquid
1.6.29. Windshield washer liquid
1.6.30. Air filter
1.6.31. Spark plugs
1.6.32. Brakes
1.6.33. Steering
1.6.34. Coupling pedal
1.6.35. Tires
1.6.36. The tool for change of wheels
1.6.37. Change of wheels
1.6.38. Accumulator
1.6.39. Safety locks
1.6.40. Replacement of lamps
1.6.41. Screen wiper brushes
1.6.42. Conditioner
1.6.43. Work with a jack
1.6.44. Launch of the engine from the external accumulator
1.6.45. Towage of the faulty car
1.7. Tables
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
9. Schemes of electric equipment


1.6.19. Engine oil and oil filter

Oil for the engine has to meet the SG, SH, SJ or SL specifications. Choose viscosity of oil according to the chart provided above.

Fig. 1.181. Table of temperature conditions and specification of oils

For temperatures above -20 °C it is recommended to use SAE 10W-30, for temperatures below -20 °C we recommend to use SAE5W-30.

Check of level of oil

Fig. 1.182. Check of level of oil

For good lubricant of the engine it is very important to support the necessary level of oil. It should be checked when the car in horizontal position. On a bias the indication of level of oil is incorrect. It is necessary to check oil level before start of the engine or not less than 5 min. after its stop.
The handle of the index of level of oil is painted for the best identification in yellow color. Take out the index, wipe it with a pure rag, insert back up to the end and take out again. Level has to be between marks of a minimum and a maximum in the index. If level about a minimum, add oil to the maximum level.

The engine can seriously suffer because of shortage of oil if its level is not checked regularly.


Fig. 1.183. Marking of a cover of an oil-filling mouth

Uncover an oil-filling mouth and fill in oil slowly to the top mark in the index. Be careful, do not pour. Surplus of oil is also harmful, as well as a shortcoming. After filling of oil start the engine and let's it work on single turns about a minute. Stop the engine, wait for minutes five and again check level.

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