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

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.
4. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and reinsert it fully.
5. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. The level should be between F and L.

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

Use only the specified engine oil. (Refer to Recommended Lubricants later

Use only the specified engine oil. (Refer to Recommended Lubricants later in this section.)

Engine Oil and Oil Filter
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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 Continuous contact with USED engine oil has caused skin cancer in la ...

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Tire Rotation
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Replacement
1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove wheel nuts, front wheel and tire from front hub. ...

Inspection
Cylinder Head 1. Inspect for flatness.Using a precision straight edge and feeler gauge, measure the surface the contacting the cylinder block and the manifolds for warpage. ...

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