Kia Optima: Engine Cooling System - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Engine Cooling System

The high-pressure cooling system has a reservoir filled with year-round antifreeze coolant. The reservoir is filled at the factory.

Check the antifreeze protection and coolant level at least once a year, at the beginning of the winter season, and before traveling to a colder climate.

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 ...

Checking the Coolant Level
WARNING - Removing Radiator Cap Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating. Doing so might lead to cooling system and engine damage and could result in serio ...

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Use of MTBE
Kia recommends avoiding fuels containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) in your vehicle. Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7% w ...

Tire Replacement
1. Park on a level surface and set the parking brake firmly. 2. For manual transaxle vehicles, shift into R (Reverse). For automatic transaxle vehicles, shift into P (Park). 3. Activate the hazard ...

Removal
1. Release the residual pressure in fuel line (Refer to “Release Residual Pressure in Fuel Line” in this group). 2. Remove the fuel pump service cover (A) in the ...

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