Kia Soul: Engine oil and filter Inspection - Power Train - MaintenanceKia Soul: Engine oil and filter Inspection

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Maintenance / Power Train / Engine oil and filter Inspection

Engine Oil Level
  
Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
1.
Warm up and stop the engine, and then wait 5 minutes.
2.
Turn the engine off and wait for a few minutes (about 5 minutes) for the oil to return to the oil pan.
3.
Pull the dipstick out, wipe and re-insert it fully.
4.
Check that the oil level is between the "L" level mark and "F" level mark on the engine oil level gauge.
5.
If the level is low, check for leakage and add oil up to the full level mark.
  
Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components.
  
Do not fill the engine with oil to above the full level mark.
Engine Oil Appearance
1.
Check engine oil for white turbidity or heavy contamination.
2.
If engine oil becomes turbid and white, it is highly probable that it is contaminated with engine coolant.
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