Kia Sportage: Changing the coolant - Engine coolant - Maintenance - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Changing the coolant

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Maintenance / Engine coolant / Changing the coolant

WARNING - Radiator cap

Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding hot coolant and steam may blow out under pressure causing serious injury.

Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section.

Put a thick cloth around the radiator cap before refilling the coolant in order to prevent the coolant from overflowing into engine parts such as the alternator.

Checking the coolant level
WARNING - Removing radiator cap Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead to cooling system and engine damage. Also, hot coolant or s ...

Brake/clutch fluid
Checking the brake/clutch* fluid level Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be between MAX and MIN marks on the side of the reservoir. Before removing the ...

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Repair procedures
Inspection 1. After disconnecting the vapor hose from the PCV valve, remove the PCV valve. 2. Reconnect the PCV valve to the vapor hose. 3. Run the engine at idle, then put a finger ove ...

Engine number
GDI engine T-GDI engine The engine number is stamped on the engine block as shown in the drawing. ...

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