The Kia Sportage gearbox should be lubricated with gearbox oil and not the same oil that the engine uses as many sometimes do.
The Kia Sportage uses 75W85 (API GL-5, SAE 75W85) oil in its transmission, both for the MPI (Multipoint Injection) and T-GDI (Turbo) engines.
In the case of the Kia Sportage's MPI engine, 1.8 liters of 75W85 are required for the transmission, while the Kia Sportage with T-GDI engine requires between 2.1 and 2.2 liters for its transmission.
The Kia Sportage factory manual recommends INSPECT TRANSMISSION OIL every 56,000km (35,000 MILES or 28 MONTHS) and CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUID at 96,000km (60,000 MILES or 48 MONTHS).
When the Kia Sportage transmission is automatic:
DIAMOND ATF SP-III or SK ATF SP-III (Dexron VI Transmission Oil)
Suggested brands of Kia Sportage transmission oil:
Regarding the amount of oil for Kia Sportage AUTOMATIC transmission box, we have 7.1 liters for the MPI engine, and 7.8 liters for the G-TDI engine.
In the event of oil leaks from the gearbox, drips are observed under the gearbox or traces of oil leaking around the gearbox, it is of the utmost importance to complete the lost oil until the damage to the gearbox is detected and repaired. transmission case, which may be due to a broken gasket or gasket.
A vehicle should not be driven without oil in the gearbox as the friction ends up damaging the box and this represents a large repair expense.
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