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  1. Inherently, I know these cars have lots of Blow By compared to most... it still confuses me why I see so much spitting out. After a good day or two, simply swiping my finger along the BOV will have some amount of oil there, and it's even saturated the section of my valve cover the BOV vents...
  2. Is now working with: To introduce to the Optima Forums: The K5 Leather Custom Headrest Covers (BUY NOW) Description: Designed for the 2011-2020 Kia Optima headrests Available in multiple colors and stitching 100% real Katzkin plush Leather covers Sold as a set including (2) headrest covers...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I am making this post to provide my unbiased opinion of the KSR performance tune for the optima along with my opinions on KSR performance in general. First off, I would like start off by saying I have been with Lap3 for about 2 years till now and have a lot of respect for David Chung and the...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hello I had my 2016 kia optima engine replaces at exactly 100,000k miles 6 months ago. 20k miles later engine light came on with code P0010, Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 1). I got 2 diagnostics from private mechanics and both told me to take it to the dealer since it's alot of labor...
  5. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I put some Megan Racing 1.5" lowering springs on my 2012 EX, noticed afterwards that making a u-turn or accellerated left turn i get an axle wobble, it is an axle wobble for sure and noticed the left outer joint is at a substantial angle, has anyone else had an issue like this?
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