Kia Soul: Maintenance / Engine oil (Gasoline)

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Maintenance / Engine oil (Gasoline)

Checking the engine oil level

Kia Soul. Engine oil (Gasoline)

Kia Soul. Engine oil (Gasoline)

1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.

2. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.

WARNING

Radiator hose

Be very careful not to touch the radiator hose when checking or adding the engine oil as it may be hot enough to burn you.

3. Turn the engine off and wait for a few minutes (about 5 minutes) for the oil to return to the oil pan.

4. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and re-insert it fully.

CAUTION

5. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. The level should be between F and L.

Kia Soul. Engine oil (Gasoline)

If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring the level to F. Do not overfill. Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components.

Use only the specified engine oil. (Refer to “Recommended lubricants and capacities ” on page 9-11.)

Changing the engine oil and filter

Have the engine oil and filter replaced by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/ service partner.

WARNING

Used engine oil may cause irritation or cancer of the skin if left in contact with the skin for prolonged periods of time. Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water as soon as possible after handling used oil.

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