PIAGGIO Beverly 300ie - Owner's Manual > Engine oil level check

In 4-stroke engines, engine oil is used to lubricate the distribution elements, the bushes and the thermal group. An insufficient quantity of oil can cause serious damage to the engine. In all four-stroke engines, a loss of efficiency in oil performance and certain consumption should be considered normal. Consumption can particularly reflect the conditions of use (i.e. when driving at "full acceleration" all the time, oil consumption increases). The replacement frequencies provided for by the maintenance programme are defined, depending on the total contents of oil in the engine and average consumption measured following standardised methods.

In order to prevent any problems, we recommend checking oil level more frequently than indicated in the Scheduled Maintenance table or before setting off on long journeys. The scooter is, however, equipped with an oil pressure warning light on the instrument panel.


Every time the vehicle is used, visually inspect the level of the engine oil when the engine is cold (after completely unscrewing the oil cap/dipstick). The oil level should be somewhere between the MAX and MIN index marks on the level rod; "A"; while the oil is being checked, the vehicle must be resting on its centre stand on an even, horizontal surface.

If the check is carried out after the vehicle has been used, and therefore with a hot engine, the level line will be lower; in order to carry out a correct check, wait at least 10 minutes after the engine has been stopped so as to get the correct level.


Engine oil top-up


The oil should be topped up after having checked the level and in any case by adding oil without ever exceeding the MAX. level. The topping up of the level between the MIN and MAX implies a quantity of 400 cm³ of oil. As reported in the scheduled maintenance table, it is still expected to perform, at an Authorised Service Centre, a check and engine oil top-up.

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 PIAGGIO Beverly 300ie - Owner's Manual > Engine oil level

 PIAGGIO Beverly 300ie - Owner's Manual > Warning light (insufficient oil pressure)

The vehicle is equipped with a warning light that comes on when the key is turned to "ON". However, this light should come off once the engine has been started. If the light comes on while braking, at idle speed or while turning a corner, it is necessary to check the oil level and top it up if required. If after having topped-up the oil, the warning light still comes on while braking, at idle speed or while turning a corner, it will be necessary to take your vehicle to an Authorised Service Centre.

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