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VW Tiguan 2021 Service Maintenance Manual ➜ Engine oil level: checking

Tiguan 2016 ➤, Tiguan 2021 ➤, Tiguan RUS 2017 ➤, Tiguan RUS 2021 ➤  
Maintenance - Edition 12.2020  
Engine cover panel, common rail die‐  
sel engines: removing and installing  
– Carefully pull engine cover panel off retaining pins one after  
the other -arrows-. Do not pull off engine cover panel abrupt‐  
ly or only on one side.  
– To prevent damage, do not strike engine cover panel with  
the fist or a tool.  
– Position engine cover panel, paying attention to oil filler neck  
and dipstick.  
– Press engine cover panel into rubber grommets first on left  
side and then on right side.  
Motor compartment cover (noise insu‐  
lation) “bottom”: removing and instal‐  
The procedure of removing the engine cover panel -bottom-  
(noise insulation) can be found in Workshop Manual under:  
⇒ General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr. 66; Noise insulation;  
Assembly overview – noise insulation  
Engine oil level: checking  
Note the following:  
– After shutting off engine, wait at least 3 minutes so that the  
oil can flow back into the sump.  
– Pull out dipstick, wipe with a clean cloth and push dipstick in  
again to limit stop.  
– Pull dipstick out again and read oil level.  
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Tiguan 2016 ➤, Tiguan 2021 ➤, Tiguan RUS 2017 ➤, Tiguan RUS 2021 ➤  
Maintenance - Edition 12.2020  
The oil level must always be in the upper third of area -B-  
for the delivery inspection. This way, you will achieve the  
greatest possible customer satisfaction.  
The oil-change quantity in the service table was determined  
experimentally and is sufficient for the technical functionality  
of the engine in all operating conditions. During all other  
service events, the oil level must be checked and corrected  
as necessary if the customer requests this. This enables  
an additional topping-up to the specified oil quantity to the  
upper limit of the dip stick. Due to tolerances, the oil temper‐  
ature and the drip time, various quantities may be required  
for topping up.  
A - Do not top up oil.  
B - Oil can be replenished up to the max. mark -A-.  
C - Oil must be replenished. The oil level must then be at least  
in the upper half of the measuring area -B-.  
– If oil level is above max. mark -A-, drain or extract excess oil  
to prevent damage to catalytic converter.  
– If the oil level is below min. marking -C- replenish a sufficient  
amount of oil (at least 0.5 l) ⇒ page 10 .  
Engine oil: Draining, renewing oil filter  
and filling engine oil.  
Notes on engines with turbocharger ⇒ page 109  
Engine oil: draining and renewing oil filter, 1.4 l TSI and 1.5 l  
TSI engines ⇒ page 110  
Engine oil: draining and renewing oil filter, 2.0 l TSI engines ⇒  
page 113  
Draining engine oil and renewing oil filter, common rail diesel  
engines, version 1 ⇒ page 115  
Draining engine oil and renewing oil filter, common rail diesel  
engines, version 2 ⇒ page 118  
Engine oil: replenishing ⇒ page 120  
Notes on engines with turbocharger  
After the engine oil has been changed and the oil filter has been  
renewed, observe the following when starting the engine for the  
first time:  
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