Kia Optima 2003>>>

Asked by Jun 13, 2013 at 08:31 PM about the 2003 Kia Optima SE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got kia optima2003, and it has 101800 km, when i drive it smells oil burning, what could
be the problem, and how can i check weather motor needs oil, also what number of oil it
required.
please advice. thanks

1 Answer

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The smell or oil means you have a leak, most probably a failed valve cover gasket. To check your oil, pull the dipstick out and make sure the level is within the hatch marks. The engine needs to be off and cool. You want to use 15W-30. This info is in your owners manual and or a sticker under the hood.

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