Kia Optima: Changing the coolant - Engine coolant - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2024 Owners ManualKia Optima: Changing the coolant

Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section.

Put a thick cloth or fabric around CAUTION

Put a thick cloth or fabric around the radiator cap before refilling the coolant in order to prevent the coolant from overflowing into engine parts such as the alternator.

WARNING - Coolant

Checking the coolant level
WARNING Removing radiator cap Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead to cooling system and engine damage. Also, hot ...

Brake/clutch fluid
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Recommended SAE Viscosity Number
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Components and Components Location
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Check battery and cables
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