Kia Optima: Changing the Engine Oil and Filter - Engine Oil and Oil Filter - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Changing the Engine Oil and Filter

Change engine oil and filter according to the Scheduled Maintenance at the beginning of this section.

WARNING - Engine Oil WARNING - Engine Oil

Continuous contact with USED engine oil has caused skin cancer in laboratory mice. Protect your skin by washing with soap and water. Keep all engine oil out of reach of children.

1. Run the engine for a few minutes to warm it up, then turn it off. Remove the oil filler cap.

2. Remove the drain plug from the oil pan and drain the engine oil into a suitable container.

WARNING - Burns WARNING - Burns

Both the oil and engine are hot. Avoid contact to avoid burning yourself.

3. Remove the engine oil filter with an oil filter wrench.

✽ NOTICE

Do not allow the oil filter gasket to remain on the oil filter mounting surface. This will cause oil leakage and engine damage. Remove the old gasket completely so that a new gasket may be properly seated.

4. Use a clean rag to clean the oil filter mounting surface on the engine.

5. Apply a small amount of engine oil to the new oil filter O-ring seal.

6. Install the oil filter and tighten it. (Refer to the oil filter caution label for tightening instructions.)

7. Install a new washer on the drain plug.

8. Replace the drain plug after the oil has thoroughly drained. Torque the plug to 12.3~ 18 lb.-ft. (16.7~24.5 N•m).

9. Refill the engine with new oil to the F mark on the dipstick. Do not overfill.

10.Replace the oil filler cap securely.

11.Start the engine and inspect around the oil filter seal for leaks. Stop the engine.

12.Check the oil level and fill to the F mark as necessary.

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1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground. 2. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature. 3. Turn the engine off and wait a few minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan. ...

Oil Capacity
2400cc 4-cyl. Engine - Without filter change : 4.2 qts (4.0 liters) - With filter change : 4.5 qts (4.3 liters) 2700cc V-6 Engine - Without filter change : 4.75 qts (4.5 liters) - With fi ...

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