Kia Sorento: Engine Oil Inspection - Lubrication System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service ManualKia Sorento: Engine Oil Inspection

Second Generation XM (2011-2021) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2021 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Lubrication System / Engine Oil Inspection

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 engine warm up stop the engine wait 5 minutes then check the oil level. Oil level should be between the "L" and "F" marks on 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 :
5W-20 / API SM, ILSAC GF4
(If not available, refer to the recommended API or ILSAC classification
API classification: SL, SM or above
ILSAC classification : GF3, GF4 or above
ACEA classification : A3, A5 or above
SAE viscosity grade : Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity number

  
For best performance and maximum protection of all types of operation, select only those lubricants which :
1.
Satisfy the requirement of the 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 API or ILSAC service classification on the container should not be used.
Engine Oil: Oil and filter replacement
   • Prolonged and repeated contact with mineral oil will result in the removal of natural fats ...

Oil Cooler Removal
1. Loosen the drain plug, and drain the coolant. Remove the radiator cap to help drain the coolant faster. 2. Disconnect the oil cooler coo ...

See also:

Parking Assist Sensor Removal
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the rear bumper cover. (Refer to Body - "Rear Bumper Cover") ...

Occupant Detection System (ODS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an occupant detection system in the front passenger's seat. The occupant detection system is designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated front passenger ...

Components
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