Kia Soul: Engine Oil Inspection - Lubrication System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Engine Oil Inspection

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Lubrication System / Engine Oil Inspection

Engine Oil
1.
Check the engine oil quality.
Check the oil deterioration, entry of water, discoloring of thinning.
If the quality is visibly poor, replace the oil.
2.
Check the engine oil level.
After warning up the engine and then 5 minutes after the engine stop, oil level should be between the "L" and "F" marks in the dipstick.
If low, check for leakage and add oil up to the "F" mark.
  
Do not fill with engine oil above the "F" mark.
Selection of Engine Oil
Recommendation
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ILSAC GF-4 (API SM) or above / 5W-20
Allowed Oil Grade
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ILSAC GF-3, GF-4 (API SL, SM) or above
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ACEA A3, A5 or above
Allowed SAE Viscosity

  
For best performance and maximum protection of all types of operation, select only those lubricants which :
1.
Satisfy the requirement of the ACEA, API or ILSAC classification.
2.
Have proper SAE grade number for expected ambient temperature range.
3.
Lubricants that do not have both an SAE grade number and ACEA, API or ILSAC service classification on the container should not be used.
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