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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I bought my Optima almost 2 years ago. The car is amazing. I’ve put every mile on it and love driving it. Two burning questions: 1. I get my oil changes at a local Jiffy Lube. I recently read something that said some oil filters and oil could cause engine failure. Is JL a...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Realize this is the 3G forum, but as I post here with the '11 EX-T, but when replacing the VC gasket and plugs thought I'd take a picture. Actually couldn't believe the engine was so clean, no buildup at all. Purchased new, oil changes every 7,500 miles with any Dino oil that was on sale (5w-20)...
  3. New Member Introductions
    With all the negative comments about Kia reliability. I just wanted to report that I bought my 2013 Kia Optima sx in February 2014. I will say I got one heck of a deal on it. If I recall correctly I paid 27k with the nav and all the screen upgrades etc. Flash forward 5.5 years and the only...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Here it is, after my first 1,000 miles with the can on. 18k to 19k.. Wish I had it on sooner but glad I got it on before winter basically hit to where it got cold.
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Oil pump failed at 78,000 miles after only synthetic oil. Dealer split new engine, turbo, intercooler (filled with metal shavings) and labor cost with me ($3700 + tax out of my pocket). Disappointed.
  6. The Service Center
    Whats up guys! like what the title said, just hit 30k miles, the dealership already did oil and filter change and multi point inspection to my Hybrid, i just replaced cabin air filter and did my own tire rotation. My question is, what does "A/C Evaporator Cleaning Service" means? what do they...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I bought my 13 LX on June 20, 2014. Since then I have racked up just a hair over 30,000 and we've still got a few days to go. I drive the car approx. 110 miles a day in commute (10 months/teaching). Since it gets better gas mileage than anything else I own, it's become our primary car. I've...
  8. The Service Center
    What do you guys recommend at 40,000km? I am thinking of just getting the brakes lubricated.
  9. New Member Introductions
    Anybody else experienced blown engines in 2011 with the 2.4L? Thanks for the site.
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just hit 100,000 miles on our 2011 ex that we bought new. Only one problem, dome light stopped working which was replaced under warranty. Have never had any other problem, been a great car. Any thoughts on what might be preventive maint at this point?
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Per CNBC 11.3.14 Largest civil penalty ever in the clean air act ! Admitted that they misled the public to the greenhouse gasses in 1.2 million vehicles. Also they had a number of vehicles that overstated the fuel economy.
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    57,000 miles on my 2012 Optima (I commute/carpool) I've done all the regular maintenance on time. Car seems to be doing just fine, but I'd like to give it a once over before the bumper to bumper warranty ends. Warranty wise, I've only had a strip of weather stripping replaced, TSB for the...
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Ran the diagnostic on my 2014 SX Turbo and it gave me the label of 'ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM". Dropped it off today at a dealer. Smells BADLY like burning and the car is not driving well at all. Any past cases?
  14. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys I thought I would share this with you all... but my stupid dealer has kept telling me our cars are not due for plugs until about 65 thousand miles I knew he was full of crap. but anyways I just installed my btrcc tune and and new hks plugs courtesy of gunmetal" and when we took the oem...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    16,000 mile spark plug check on my 2013 SX-T 2.0L Anybody see anything to be concerned about? Here are the images. After the photo shoot I cleaned them up with a wire brush (which I hope that's okay to do as the last time I did that was on a 1988 Honda Prelude like 15 years ago). Cyl 1, 2, 3...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So, I have a 2011 optima SX and it's hit 30,400 miles. My lease is up in June and I'm probably only going to drive about 9,000 more miles or so by then. My cap is 45,000 miles/ 3 year lease. I don't plan on purchasing. Should I do the 30,000 lease or just get the oil change/ air filter? also...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I see a lot of people selling their Hyundais and Kias saying things like "Still under 10 Year/100,000 mile Warranty." While that may be technically true, as soon as YOU buy one of these cars, unless you buy at as a Certified Pre-Owned car from a dealership, it will no longer be under the 10...
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