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2003 Kia Rio
1.6L 4-cyl Engine Code 1594cc Engine Code 1594cc DOHC
104 bhp. @ 5800 rpm / Torque: 104 ft. lbs. @ 4700 rpm
16 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft
1.6L - Inline 4-cyl (1594 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10:1

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SJ
    -25 To 29C  »  10W-30
    -9 To 20C  »  20W-20
    0 To 39C  »  30
    Above -25C  »  10W-40, 10W-50
    Above -9C  »  20W-40, 20W-50
    Above 29C  »  40
    Below -20C  »  5W-20
    Below 0C  »  5W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, M5TX (5-SPD)  »  GL-4

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

  4. Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid  »  PS010

    Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
  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

  8. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  3.2 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  6 liters
    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  »  5.9 liters
    Manual Transmission, M5TX (5-SPD)  »  2.8 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  9. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  10. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  29-33 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 51 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 51 ft/lbs

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

    Oil Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EA15K12)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51358 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46340 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33618 Fuel Filter [1]

    Filter Comments
    [1] without Bracket
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator 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)
    AST Gasoline 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)
    API P.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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AMO 10W-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...
XLO 10W-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...
MTG 75W-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...
ATF Signature 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...
OTF OE 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...
BFLV DOT 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...
PSF Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid (PSF)

AMSOIL Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Power Steering Fluid provides excellent wear protection. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity and reduced friction, resulting in cooler operating temperatures, longer component life and quieter operation....
ANTPC Passenger 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...
ANT Antifreeze 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...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX 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:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.16
Parts Units:
3.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
8
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
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:
0.3
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:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
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:
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:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
3.7
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2.8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
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:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
2.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
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):
105
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:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
013
NHTSA Item Number:
10004001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Low ambient hard start in all 2003 and some 2004 1. 6 dohc models. Revised. ( nhtsa item number - 10004001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
034
NHTSA Item Number:
10005649

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Voluntary service campaign sc034 to reprogram the engine control module (ecm). Vehicles experiencing stalling during idling or at near stopping conditions. Letters to kia service managers, dealers and questions and answers sheet. ( nhtsa item number - 10005649 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
034
NHTSA Item Number:
10005653

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin provides information on service campaign to reprogram the engine control module (ecm) on certain models produced from 5/4/00 through 10/31/02. ( nhtsa item number - 10005653 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
76
NHTSA Item Number:
10015755

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vacuum leak after tsb sc036. Kia technician times. ( nhtsa item number - 10015755 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-02-01
Bulletin Number:
034R
NHTSA Item Number:
10005614

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: This revised bulletin provides information on service campaign to reprogram the engine control module (ecm) on certain models produced from 5/4/00 through 10/31/02. ( nhtsa item number - 10005614 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-04-01
Bulletin Number:
04132004
NHTSA Item Number:
10007265

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Pending recall relating to the fuel distributor and fuel connector assemblies. Kia has expanded the range of affected vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 10007265 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-01-01
Bulletin Number:
82
NHTSA Item Number:
10015272

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys.

Service Bulletin Summary: Improved timing belts for the kia rio and optima. ( nhtsa item number - 10015272 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-01-01
Bulletin Number:
84
NHTSA Item Number:
10016737

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Techline faqs. Kia technician times. Volume 8, issue 4. ( nhtsa item number - 10016737 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-12-01
Bulletin Number:
106
NHTSA Item Number:
10024032

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rio (bc) engine hard to start, runs rough and stalls -- what to check -- crank position sensor (ckp) tone ring. ( nhtsa item number - 10024032 ).

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):
RIO, RIO CINCO
Year(s):
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
04V179000
Recall Date:
April 9th, 2004
Units Affected:
187,790

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery.

Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel intake nipple of the fuel distributor is subject to fracture or cracking during removal of the quick connect coupling securing the main fuel tube assembly to the fuel intake nipple, or when force is accidentally applied to the intake nipple during the vehicle assembly process or during engine compartment repairs. .

Conequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel distributor and main fuel tube assemblies. The recall began june 18, 2004. Owners should contact kia at 1-800-333-4542. .

Notes: Kia recall no. Sc036. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
KIA
Model(s):
RIO
Year(s):
2003, 2004, 2005
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
05V557000
Recall Date:
December 12th, 2005
Units Affected:
90,865

Affected Component: Child seat.

Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 225, 'child restraint anchorage systems. ' certain child restraint anchors will not fully latch onto the lower latch anchors located between the rear seat back and rear seat cushion because of interference between the child seat anchors and a metal wire located in the frame of the rear seat back. Until the recall repair is completed, follow the instructions provided by your child seats manufacturer on how to properly install the child seat with your vehicle's rear safety belts rather than using the latch system. .

Conequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, if the child seat is not properly installed, personal injury or death could occur. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the lower anchors free of charge. The recall began on january 30, 2006. Owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542. .

Notes: Kia recall no. Sc057. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
KIA
Model(s):
RIO
Year(s):
2003
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
06V294000
Recall Date:
August 4th, 2006
Units Affected:
32,257

Affected Component: Seat belts:rear.

Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection. " when used with certain child seats, the automatic locking retractor (alr) function in the rear outboard seatbelt assemblies may disengage. .

Conequence: If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace both rear outboard seatbelt assemblies free of charge. The recall began on september 15, 2006. Owners may contact hyundai-kia at 1-800-333-4542. .

Notes: Kia recall no. Sc064. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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