Kia Forte: Checking the engine oil level - Engine oil - Maintenance - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners ManualKia Forte: Checking the engine oil level

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners Manual / Maintenance / Engine oil / Checking the engine oil level

1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.


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 reinsert it fully.

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.

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

CAUTION - Replace engine oil

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

If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring the level to F. Do not overfill.


If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring the level to F. Do not overfill.

Changing the engine oil and filter

Have engine oil and filter changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this chapter.

WARNING - California proposition 65

Engine oil contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. Used engine oil may cause irritation or cancer of the skin if left in contact with the skin for prolonged periods of time. 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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