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Jaguar XF Check or Add Engine Oil

This guide provides on how to check the engine oil level on a Jaguar XF model for years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. If the Jaguar engine oil level is below the MIN mark, add engine oil immediately.

Jaguar XF Check or Add Engine Oil
DIY COST $0-$20

Do NOT drive or keep the engine running if your Jaguar oil pressure light is on. Add the recommended Jaguar engine oil ( SAE 0W-20 Engine Oil ) immediately. Only continue driving if the oil light is off.


  1. Turn on the ignition but do not start the engine. Make sure the parking brake is applied, and the car is on level ground. check engien oil level jaguar xf 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  2. Select the OIL Level from the vehicle information screen.
  3. The oil level will be displayed on the dashboard. You will see one of the following messages.
Message What does it mean
OK Oil level normal.
Overfilled Too much oil has been added. Reduce the oil level.
Low Add 1 liter of engine oil, then recheck the level.
Critically Low Add engine oil level immediately.
Add 1 L Add the recommended oil capacity.
Not Available Turn off the engine wait 10 minutes. Recheck after the waiting period.
ENGINE OIL LEVEL MONITOR SYSTEM FAULT Have the engine checked by a mechanic. Do not ignore this message.

How to add engine oil

  1. Park your Jaguar XF on level ground. Turn off the engine and set the parking brake. how to add engine oil jaguar xf
  2. Open the hood.
  3. Locate the engine oil cap. jaguar xf oil cap location
  4. Remove the oil cap by turning it xf recommended oil
  5. Add one quart or one litter and wait for five minutes.
  6. Recheck the engine oil level using the instructions above. Add engine oil to bring the oil level to the recommended range.

Do not allow the level to go above the MAX mark.

Jaguar XF Recommended Oil Type

The recommended oil type is printed on top of the oil cap. Most Jaguar vehicles use SAE 0W-20 engine oil.


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Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes



  • It is normal for new oil to turn black pretty quickly, but that doesn’t affect the quality. 
  • After you add oil, you should wait a couple of minutes for the oil to get to the oil pan before you make another measurement. 
  • Checking the oil level right after you turned off the engine can give you inaccurate measurements. That's why we recommend you should wait at least 10 minutes after you turn the engine off. 
  • Do not drive if the oil light stays on. If the oil light stays on, it means low oil pressure or no pressure which can lead to catastrophic engine damage. 
  • Make sure the hood is closed properly. Do not drive if the hood does not latch. 

Can I drive with low engine oil?

NO. This is not recommended. Driving with low engine oil will cause damage to the internal components of your engine over time. Also, proper engine cooling and performance will suffer as a result. 

What type of oil should I put in my car?

  • You should always add the OEM recommended oil viscosity to your vehicle's engine. (i.e 5w30, 10w30) you can consult your owner's manual for this information. If you do not have or cannot locate your owner's manual, use 0W-20 or 5W-30. 

Where can I get engine oil? 

  • You can purchase engine oil at many auto parts stores including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, including box stores like Walmart. 

How much engine oil should I add?

The engine oil level is indicated by two marks towards the end of the dipstick. The higher mark on the dipstick is the full indicator, and the one towards the end of the dipstick is the low level. 

However, always start with a half quart, check the reading again and add more if necessary to prevent overfilling.