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1997 Kia Sephia
1.6L 4-cyl Engine Code [3][4] Engine Code [3][4] DOHC
Year: 1997
Make: Kia
Model: Sephia
Engine: 1.6L 4-cyl Engine Code [3][4] Engine Code [3][4] DOHC
Fuel: Gasoline

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1997 Kia Sephia with engine code [3][4]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 1997 Kia Sephia with engine code [3][4] hide.
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Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SJ
    -13 To 84 F  »  10W-30
    16 To 68 F  »  20W-20
    32 To 102 F  »  30
    Above -13 F  »  10W-40, 10W-50
    Above 16 F  »  20W-40, 20W-50
    Above 84 F  »  40
    Below -4 F  »  5W-20
    Below 32 F  »  5W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, U/K  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTPK)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLPK)

    Manual Transmission, U/K  »  GL-4

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTGPK)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Power Steering Fluid

  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  6. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  7. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3
    [2] DEXRON-III Automatic Transmission Fluid

  8. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  3.2 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  6.3 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, F4A-EL Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed F4A-EL  »  6.1 quarts
    Manual Transmission, U/K  »  5.7 pints
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  9. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  10. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  22-30 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Drain Plug 25-32 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K12)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51358 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 42016 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33295 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58995 Auto Tran Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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AMO10W-40 Premium Protection Motor Oil (AMO)

For use in both gasoline and diesel engines. Offers multi-functionality and wear protection. Ideal for applications where the extra protection of a higher-viscosity oil is desired. Excellent for motor homes and older vehicles, as well as many types o...
XLO10W-40 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLO)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
SVG75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
AGLSEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
MTG75W-90 (GL-4) Synthetic Gear Lube (MTG)

AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (MTG) is a premium blend of the finest synthetic base oils and advanced, high-performance additives. It is formulated specifically for maximum protection in the most demanding manual trans...
ATFSignature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTFOE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Hinges, locks & latches
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The devices that allow or prevent the opening of doors and hatches.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Check
Item:
Idle speed
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The RPM of the engine free from load (all accessories off), at normal operating temperature and in neutral (or, in the case of an automatic transmission, park or neutral).
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.4
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Chassis nuts & bolts
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Fasteners holding parts onto a vehicle's frame.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system heat shields
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Metal and/or metal-fiberglass insulated panels that protect selected areas from exhaust heat.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel tank, cap & lines
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A reservoir for the vehicle's fuel.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Emissions hoses & tubes
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hoses and tubes utilized by any of a vehicle's emission control devices.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
60
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The tubing that carries fuel throughout a vehicle.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Emissions hoses & tubes
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hoses and tubes utilized by any of a vehicle's emission control devices.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
002
NHTSA Item Number:
52287

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: A/c suction hose. ( nhtsa item number - 52287 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
004
NHTSA Item Number:
52442

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:pads.

Service Bulletin Summary: Sephia front brake pads - design change. ( nhtsa item number - 52442 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
008
NHTSA Item Number:
607703

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement repairs of all evaporative fuel vapor hoses and pipes at the fuel tank. ( nhtsa item number - 607703 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
008
NHTSA Item Number:
608137

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Recall campagin on evaporative fuel vapor hose replacement for vehicles equipped with 1. 8 liter bpd engines. ( nhtsa item number - 608137 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
003
NHTSA Item Number:
609808

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: This techinical service bulletin outlines the new sephia remanufactured automatic transmission program. ( nhtsa item number - 609808 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
027
NHTSA Item Number:
10000032

Component Description: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Recall campaign 027 to replace front seat belt buckles. Notification letter to dealers. ( nhtsa item number - 10000032 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
027
NHTSA Item Number:
10000033

Component Description: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin provided information related to recall campaign 027 to replace the front seat belt buckles. ( nhtsa item number - 10000033 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-08-01
Bulletin Number:
KT-200808220
NHTSA Item Number:
10026726

Component Description: (A) Exterior lighting:brake lights., (B) Exterior lighting:tail lights., (C) Parking brake:indicator light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Kia: all models. Article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models. ( nhtsa item number - 10026726 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
KIA
Model(s):
SEPHIA, SPORTAGE
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
02V216000
Recall Date:
August 16th, 2002
Units Affected:
189,706

Affected Component: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the safety belt buckle may "false latch" and expose the driver to unrestrained movement during a crash. .

Conequence: In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury. .

Remedy: Owner notification began december 20, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact kia at 1-800-333-4542. .

Notes: Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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