Citroen Xantia

since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation

Citroen Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
- Routine maintenance
   - Weekly checks
      Check of level of impellent oil
      Check of level of cooling liquid
      Check of level of liquid of washing of a windscreen
      Check of level of hydraulic liquid
      Check of a condition and pressure of a rating of tires
      Check of a condition of brushes of screen wipers
      Check of a condition of electric equipment
      Check of a condition of the storage battery
   + Routine maintenance of the car - petrol models
   + Routine maintenance of the car - diesel models
+ engine Repair
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Uniform hydraulic system
+ Brake system
+ Running gear and steering
+ Body and salon furnish
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes

Check of level of impellent oil


Park the car on an equal horizontal platform, whenever possible with a firm covering.

Check of level of impellent oil should be made before the trip first in the present day, or not less than 5 minutes later after an engine stop.

If to make check directly after an engine stop, for accuracy of the received results it will be impossible to be charged, as the part of oil will not manage to flow down in the crater pallet, remaining inside маслотоков the power unit.

Modern engines are very sensitive to quality of engine oil filled in them therefore try to use only the recommended grades of oils (see below).



1. Need for frequent performance of correction of level of impellent oil is an obvious sign of existence of leakages of the last. Park the car over the leaf of a pure cardboard outspread on the earth and by existence of oil spots on the last after a while (usually the car is left over a cardboard for the night) try to determine a leak source. Lack of traces of leaks says that the reason of decrease in level of oil is its burning out in the course of normal functioning of the engine (see below).

2. Watch, that level of impellent oil constantly was between the bottom and top marks in an edge measuring щупа (see below). Excessive lowering of level of oil can lead to serious internal damages of the engine. Filling in the engine of too large amount of oil can be at the bottom of failure of epiploons as a result of increase of load of them.

3. Location measuring щупа for various engines is shown on accompanying illustrations of subsection “Components of an impellent compartment subject to check” (see above). Usually the handle щупа for simplification of search is painted in bright color. Take щуп from a directing tube in a forward part of the block of the engine.

4. Pure rags dry wipe an edge щупа, having completely removed from it all traces of engine oil. Insert wiped щуп on the place, having against the stop pushed it in directing tube, then again take it from the engine.

5. By size of the moistened site of an edge determine level of engine oil in the engine. Level should be between top (MOVE) and bottom (MIN) marks in an edge щупа. To lift level from MIN mark to a mark the MOVE about 1.5 liters of oil are required.

6. Oil is added through a jellied mouth after removal of a cover from it. Uncover and add oil to demanded level (for convenience use a funnel). To add oil follows in the small portions in stages, constantly checking level on щупу. Watch that level did not rise above a mark the MOVE.