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Okay, I am mechanically inclined but I am having trouble checking the oil on my 98 Shepia. I can not for the life of me read the oil level on this pos dipstick. Are there any tricks? How much oild does the engine hold. I do not have a manual for this car.
 

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Dear Volusia, where did you get thisn name? To check oil remove dipstick and wipe off. Then reinsert dipstick and CAREFULLY look at where oil is on bottom part of dipstick. It is a bit hard to read but keep trying. A Kia 1.8 litre holds 4qts. of oil including the filter. That means if you drain the oilpan and put on a new filter (as you should) you would need to add four quarts of good oil to be full. Now look at dipstick after a change and see what it looks like. Do you have a manual transmission? If so I need to know how many RPM's my engine(a five speed) is turning at sat 5,000 rpm. I do not have a tachometer darn it. speedster1 my e-mail is [email protected]
 
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