How to Check Your McLaren Oil Level


The design of a supercar like a McLaren shares little in common with your typical Jupiter commuter car. Even simple processes, like how to check McLaren engine oil, can be a bit different than they’d be if you were driving a typical sedan. If you’re trying to stay on top of your McLaren oil change intervals, and you’re wondering about how to check your McLaren oil level, read our helpful guide. If in the process you find you’re due for a McLaren oil change, reach out to McLaren Palm Beach to schedule an oil change in West Palm Beach. 

How to Check McLaren Engine Oil: Step-by-Step Guide

There’s so much variability in how our Wellington neighbors can drive their McLaren. If you’ve been able to make it to the track more often over the past 6 months, you’re closer to your next McLaren engine oil change than the driver whose McLaren has been cooped up in the garage during a busy quarter. 

Going by bi-annual intervals isn’t as reliable for vehicles that are mostly driven on the track or during joyrides, so it becomes especially important to know how to check your McLaren oil level. To do so, follow these steps: 

  1. Park your vehicle on level ground.
  2. Put it in neutral and apply your brakes with your left foot. 
  3. Toggle to the “Vehicle Info” section of your folding driver display.
  4. Start the engine and rev it at a steady 2,000 RPM for 120 seconds. A timer will count down the seconds during the oil level check. 
  5. You’ll see the temperature of the oil on your folding driver display. Make sure that the oil reaches 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Once the timer hits 0, the oil change level will appear and let you know whether you need to top off your oil levels. 

Find you’re in need of a top-off rather than a comprehensive oil change and filter replacement? If you have oil at home, you can top yourself off in just a few steps: 

  1. Remove the service cover on your vehicle. If your vehicle was running recently, bear in mind that the components underneath the cover can be extremely hot, so take care not to burn yourself. 
  2. Unscrew your engine oil reservoir’s cap. Top yourself off with approved engine oils. Consult your owner’s manual to determine what types of oils are required for your McLaren, and reach out to our parts department if you need to purchase supplies. 
  3. Finally, refit the cap. Make sure not to fill your reservoir past its “full” line. If excess oil spills onto your engine block, you need to take your vehicle in for servicing at our garage to have it removed. 

Schedule a McLaren Oil Change in West Palm Beach

Now that you know how to check your McLaren engine oil, if you find yourself in need of a McLaren oil change or need help with checking your McLaren oil level, give McLaren Palm Beach a call at 888-745-6473. And while you’re here, check out our McLaren service tips for other helpful reads, including our McLaren oil change costs guide

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