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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Before Starting
Close and lock all doors. Position the seat so that all controls are easily reached. Adjust the inside and outside rearview mirrors. Be sure that all lights work. Check all gauges. Check ...

Removal
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the auto light sensor (A) from crash pad upper side by using screw (-) driver. ...

Changing tires
1. Park on a level surface and apply the parking brake firmly. 2. Shift the shift lever into R (Reverse) for manual transaxle or P (Park) for automatic transaxle. 3. Activate the hazard wa ...

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