Kia K5 Forum banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
2021 Kia K5 GT
Joined
·
1,058 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just checked the oil level on my K5GT.
It's in the middle of the dipstick.
Granted, my car is on a slight incline where the front end is facing downwards. Has anyone checked their oil level on a brand new car?
Shouldn't it be full?
 

·
Registered
2021 Kia K5 GT
Joined
·
1,058 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
So I moved the car onto the street where it's level. Let it sit for 10 mins and checked again. The level is lower. I should mention that the engine is cold. Car hasn't moved since yesterday morning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Fast answer, yes, however as long as it is in between the high and low marks it good. I plan on changing my oil after first 2000 miles to get rid of all the microscopic contaminates from new engine break in. Not required, I’m just anal.
 

·
Registered
2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD
Joined
·
1,230 Posts
Oil level is normal to be in between the low and high marks. If it's too low, you risk running low on oil and possible oil leak somewhere. If oil is too high, you risk of oil getting into the cylinders and burning off. So normal combustion engine stuff.

Most important thing for the K5 GT is to make sure that the oil level isn't low or past the low level mark. There's an uncommon issue of the 2.5L having an oil leak for some owners so that's something to look out for when purchasing the car.
 

·
Registered
2021 KIA K5 GT-Line
Joined
·
11 Posts
Fast answer, yes, however as long as it is in between the high and low marks it good. I plan on changing my oil after first 2000 miles to get rid of all the microscopic contaminates from new engine break in. Not required, I’m just anal.
I did mine at 1100 miles and put full synthetic in it. I did it for the same reasons. I have had my care since the beginning of Feb and had its first "real change" 3 weeks ago at the dealership(free oil change coupon). They said they put in Mobil 1 full synthetic. I want to say they did, but who knows.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
For the stinger gt-line (2.5T) engine the following is the recommended oil check procedure. Note, this is effectively the same engine as the k5 gt just rotated 90 deg.

The procedure makes no sense vs the traditional check cold on level surface. What is the point of warming it up only to let it cool down again to drain back to the oil [email protected]#

1649
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top