Kia Soul: Checking the engine oil level - Engine oil - MaintenanceKia Soul: Checking the engine oil level

Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Engine oil / Checking the engine oil level

Engine 1.6

Engine 1.6

Engine 2.0

Engine 2.0

1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.
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.
5. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. The level should be between F and L.

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.

CAUTION - Replace engine oil

Do not overfill the engine oil. Engine damage may result.

Engine 1.6

Engine 1.6

Engine 2.0

Engine 2.0

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” in section 8.)

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