Kia Optima: Checking the Coolant Level - Engine Cooling System - Maintenance - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Checking the Coolant Level

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Check the condition and connections of all cooling system hoses and heater hoses.

Check the condition and connections of all cooling system hoses and heater hoses. Replace any swollen or deteriorated hoses.

The coolant level should be full in the radiator and between F (Full) and L (Low) on the coolant reservoir tank when the engine is cool.

Check the coolant level using the dipstick attached to the reservoir cap.

If the coolant level is low, add enough coolant to bring the level to F, but

If the coolant level is low, add enough coolant to bring the level to F, but do not overfill. If frequent additions are required, see an authorized Kia dealer or another competent repair center for a cooling system inspection.

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 ...

Changing Coolant
Change coolant according to the Scheduled Maintenance. Use only soft (de-mineralized) water in the coolant mixture. The engine in your vehicle has aluminum engine parts and must be protected ...

See also:

Engine Oil. Repair procedures
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Ignition Switch and Anti-Theft Steering Column Lock
Ignition Switch Positions LOCK The steering wheel locks to protect against theft. The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position. When turning the ignition switch o the LOCK position, ...

Installation
1. Installation is the reverse of removal. • When installing, apply the ATF oil or white vasel ...

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