Right now I want to change the oil in my 2002 Kia Sedona but I have several cars and I'm never quite sure what kind of oil to use in them.

What I'm really looking for is a link to a site that I can go to in general when changing my oil or a friends.

Others have asked this question before and the answers are always read the owners manual. Unfortunately I don't have one so this isn't an option for me this time.

Thanks in advance...


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Have you tried http://www.kia.ca/pages/owner/ownersmanual.aspx or other links from your friendly manufacturer website or DDG/Google?

Section 7-40 in one says

Engine Oil    API Service SD or above, SAE 5W-30

You can also get feedback from brand user and fan forums/sites/lists/clubs etc. But RTFM is the correct first answer to the question.

  • Excellent link. I was hoping for a general website for more than just Kias but this is a great first start.
    – wcm
    Commented Mar 21, 2012 at 2:14

Just like others have already told you, you really just need to locate an owners manual for the car. Should be able to get one from the dealer for a minimal cost. Or, see if there's a Haynes or Chiltons manual available, they have that information too.


There are some oil brand name companies that have a vehicle selector page and they will tell you what they recommend. But again, the owner's manual is the best place to look for the correct viscosity.

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