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when changing the oil and filter put 4 quarts in a 4 cylinder engine and 4 1/2 quarts in a 6 cylinder engine. start the engine, check for leaks, turn engine off wait 30 seconds and check oil level to make sure it is on the full mark of the engine oil dipstick.
On 4 cylinder engines: The oil pressure sending unit is located in the rear of the block near the oil filter housing
On 6 cylinder engines: Sending unit is located near the oil filter housing behind the air conditioning compressor, on the front side of the block
i like to use mobil 1 oil and oil filters. drain plug torque is wrench tight done overkill it. If it's a 4 cylinder it holds 4 quarts ( with new filter). If it's a v-6 it holds 6 quarts (with new filter).
hello,the correct amount of oil is 4 quarts with a new filter on the 4 cylinder engine and 4 1/2 on the 6 cylinder engine both when installing a new oil filter 3.7 and 4.2 without a new filter installed.
You don't need a special tool. Use a 6mm allen to remove the filter drain plug. It will probably start to spin the filter housing. You can remove the housing by hand or with a regular oil filter wrench.
sgutowski283: the LX had 2 different engines which could have been in you car. However, KIA has engineered their engines to where the oil filter is located at the very front of the engine below the front crank pulley on both the 4 and 6 cylinder engines.
STAY AWAY FROM CHEAP OIL AND CHEAP OIL FILTERS! You engine will last for 200,000 miles easily, if taken care of.
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