Kia Optima: Gasoline Containing Alcohol and Methanol - Fuel Requirements - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Gasoline Containing Alcohol and Methanol

Gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and ethanol (also known as grain alcohol), and gasoline or gasohol containing methanol (also known as wood alcohol) are being marketed along with or instead of leaded or unleaded gasoline.

Do not use gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or gasohol containing any methanol. Either of these fuels may cause driveability problems and damage to the fuel system.

Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if driveability problems occur.

Vehicle damage or driveability problems may not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if they result from the use of:

1. Gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol.
2. Gasoline or gasohol containing methanol.
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.

✽ NOTICE

Never use gasohol which contains methanol. Discontinue use of any gasohol product which impairs driveability.

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