Kia Optima: Checking the engine oil level - Engine oil - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Owners ManualKia Optima: Checking the engine oil level

2.4 engine

2.4 engine

2.0 engine

2.0 engine

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 for a few minutes (about 5 minutes) for the oil to return to the oil pan.
4. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and re-insert it fully.

Be very careful not to touch the WARNING - Radiator hose

Be very careful not to touch the radiator hose when checking or adding the engine oil as it may be hot enough to burn you.

5. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. The level should be between F and L.

CAUTION

2.4 engine

2.4 engine

2.0 engine

2.0 engine

If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring the level to F. Do not overfill.

Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components.

Use only the specified engine oil. (Refer to Recommended lubricants and capacities in section 8.)

Engine oil
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Changing the engine oil and filter
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