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  1. The Detailing Corner
    Anyone have any tricks for cleaning all of the rear window on a 2019 (or similar years). I am having trouble cleaning all the way to the bottom edge. I have one of those window cleaning wands and that gets to most areas, but I can't get behind the 3rd brake light. The other issue is how to...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2015 Optima Turbo w/ 20k miles. Normal driving. Dealer wants me to have “induction service.” TSB #058 recommends against. But he’s also referring to it as a throttle body cleaning# TSB #010 seems to allow for this. Is he confusing the two services. I have always used top tier fuel an I...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, Ive owend 2012 optima 2.4 turbo I just tried throttle body cleaning but I cant. I cant remove the ring at the throttle body. Do I need special tool for it? any advice plz. Thanks
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone. I know the maintenance sub-forum is probably a better place for this question, but I can't post there so here it is: I recently purchased a 2014 Optima EX. It has a lot of miles on it, and I'm not sure if the intake valves have ever been cleaned, so I bought some CRC GDI intake...
  5. The Detailing Corner
    The lower half of the interior of my doors always gets kicked by me and everyone else and everything that enters and exits my car. There's no scratches but there's that discoloration (dirt) that I find very tough to "scrub off" with a wash cloth. Any tips for cleaning this hard plastic?
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Probably been asked a million times, is it safe to hose down your engine with a water hose to get the road dust off? If so, any parts you want to avoid? Specifically, I have a 2015 Optima EX...
  7. The Detailing Corner
    What's the best way to clean our engines? Any issues with water causing problems?
  8. The Detailing Corner
    View this 1st one in FULL SCREEN mode. (Start video - then click YouTube on lower right of video and expand to full screen)
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    When KIA performs a fuel injection service, do they hook it up to compressed air and a detergent to break down the carbon on the injectors? or do they put something in the gas tank? Does anyone use PEA cleaners such as Gumout REGANE or Chevron Techron or Redline SL-1?
  10. The Service Center
    I have looked everywhere for this topic, cleaning our Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor but I am not finding anything (this is the sensor on top of the inlet). I took it off today and saw it was rather oily and dirty. Any thoughts if I need to clean it and what product do you use? I have...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Came across an interesting youtube video about intake chemical cleaning (like seafoam) actually ruining turbos in Ford Ecoboost motors. Thought it'd be a good thing to share here. The video goes to say that all the added chemicals that get injected into the cylinders during the chemical...
  12. The Detailing Corner
    I want to take great care of the inside of my new car. I have a 2015 Optima SXL turbo. It has the nappa leather interior. What's the best stuff to use on the leather to clean and protect it? And what about for the rest of the interior (dash etc.)?
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    What does everyone suggest using for cleaning exhaust residue?
  14. The Detailing Corner
    So I guess I should have done this before. I have had my car for 2 weeks now with half of the time it was raining so I never really thought about cleaning it up until now. This is my first car so I do not know all the steps to take (waxing, claying, etc) I live in an apartment so I cannot use...
  15. The Detailing Corner
    Came across this looking for how to clean my seats. Seems pretty simple , thought I'd share. Some other pretty informative videos on the channel too. Sent from App
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    What have people used to get the black strip under each window clean? I can not get it clean and it is always spotty. Thanks.
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