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3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)

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The Service Center

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Engine and Technical Discussion

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The Detailing Corner

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Wheels, Tires and Suspension

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Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics

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DIY Projects

The Do it Yourself section. Here you can submit your own DIY articles, as well as discuss ideas or ask questions.
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The Dealership

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Classified Forum

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Vendor Member Section

Vendor Deals

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  5. Unfortunately, we seem to have a lot of these threads popping up lately, I would like a single thread to discuss engine failures and what people have had to go through to fix it. If you are going through an engine replacement or have in the past, please be sure to post in here with as much...
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