Kia Optima: Inspection - Radiator. Repair procedures - Cooling System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Service ManualKia Optima: Inspection

Radiator Cap Testing

1. Remove the radiator cap, wet its seal with engine coolant, and then install it on a pressure tester.

2. Apply a pressure of 93.16 ~ 122.58kPa (0.95 ~ 1.25kgf/cm², 13.51 ~ 17.78psi).
3. Check for a drop in pressure.
4. If the pressure drops, replace the cap.
Radiator Leakage Test
1. Wait until engine is cool, then carefully remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with engine coolant, then install it on the pressure tester.
2. Apply a pressure tester to the radiator and apply a pressure of 93.16 ~ 122.58kPa (0.95 ~ 1.25kgf/cm², 13.51 ~ 17.78psi).

3. Inspect for engine coolant leaks and a drop in pressure.
4. Remove the tester and reinstall the radiator cap.
Check for engine oil in the coolant and/or coolant in the engine oil.

Removal and Installation
1. Disconnect the battery terminals. (Refer to Engine and transaxle assembly in this group) 2. Remove the air cleaner assembly and the intercooler inlet/outlet hoses. ...

Water pump. Components and Components Location
Components   1. Water pump pulley 2. Water pump sub assembly 3. Water pump gasket 4. Water pump cover 5. Water pump cover gasket 6. O-ring 7. Water inle ...

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Trailer Towing
We do not recommend using this vehicle for trailer towing. ...

Air bag inflation conditions
Front air bags Front air bags are designed to inflate in a frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front collision. Side air bags Side air bags (side ...

Bluetooth wireless technology Audio Music Streaming
The audio system supports Bluetooth wireless technology A2DP (Audio Advanced Distribution Profile) and AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) technologies. Both profiles provide steaming of mu ...

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