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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My 2013 Kia Optima LX lost power doing 75 mph on the freeway. No Acceleration, just completely lost power. After barely getting across to the shoulder had it towed to my mechanic. After reading a lot of post about others losing power I feared the worst. Engine failure or something else...
  2. The Service Center
    Hi, Hoping someone may be able to help with an issue having with our 2013 Kia Optima EX. Gas gauge quit working and threw a check engine light saying the fuel level sending unit was the issue. Took a look in the trunk to find out something chewed through a wire and it was missing a section and...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Looking to install a boost gauge . Wondering how does everyone here monitor their boost .
  4. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does ANYONE out there have a part number or reference number or anything for the gauge cluster bezel for doing the SX supervision cluster swap in an EX? I've looked high and low for the trim piece and cant even find a picture of it barely. Thanks in advance.
  5. The Service Center
    Hey guys. I dropped a bottle of Techron into the tank before a fill up. I had two bars left when I did so. Today, my instant fuel gauge was way off. At idle the bar was rising close to 10L/100km. At barely half throttle the bar was showing I was flooring it. Is this normal while the techron...
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey all tried to search before posting if anybody has installed a throttle body spacer on their 2016 yet. Just ordered the spacer for mine and looking to also add a gauge for the psi from the turbo. Any thoughts on how install might be?
  7. Hybrids
    Somehow on an 2014 Ex after months of driving and taking pics of the dash indicator in relation to the fuel level, range and gauge I did find lots of innacuracies as to for example range and fuel level by which in ideal world the range and estimate level of fuel will match up. I think KIA did a...
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    It seems that the electronic fuel gauge in my SX-T was more accurate then in my 11 Sonata, 11 Optima EX and my current SX-L which of course have analog gauges. When my tank is at a half, the pump pops at 7.1-7.2 gallons and that should happen at 9.25 gallons based on a 18.5 gallon tank that...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello fellow enthusiast :) Has anyone hooked up a Air/Fuel gauge? Do our cars have wideband or narrowband O2's? I have a gauge that's narrowband and I was told it may not work on the optima. Would love to hear your experience's Thanks for any info!
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Let see those boost gauges post pics of your set up
  11. The Service Center
    About a week ago noticed that the temp gauge went up a little bit but then went back to normal. Yesterday it moved up between half and 3/4. This is with the A/C on, shut the A/C off and it went to normal. The outside temp was 112* . Checked the water and overflow and it was fine and the fans...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, So I am new here and I recently bought a 2011 SX :thumbsup: I've noticed it doesn't take long for the fuel bar to start going down. Like were talking 10-15 miles. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but it seems that bad. Anyone else experience this? Also, the ECO mode is kinda driving me nuts. I...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Already had a double pod from JCS pods, but keep getting recurring problems with it blistering. I needed a third pod and JCS is currently not available, so I started work on my own version. Bought a used pillar trim from an EX and a universal triple pod from Ebay. Got out the dremmel and the...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Sup guys, looking into purchasing a boost gauge to hook up to my throttle body spacer I just ordered. Eyeing the Prosport Premium EVO boost gauge right now, so far it looks like they have some good feedback with accuracy and refresh rate. Anyone else have feedback on them or recommend a...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Alright Guys, this is interesting its cold here in NY and when i get in the car it hasn't been warming up properly it goes up and down it goes from below half way (normal operating temperature) and then it goes back up? then i got in the car one day bone chilling cold outside and abnormally the...
  16. Hybrids
    Here's an interesting observation. My 2015 KOH does not have an RPM gauge. I don't believe it's a CVT. Makes if difficult to drive it in manual mode without one. Anyone familiar with this? Wondering if it's a setting or whats the best way to determine what RPM/gear I'm in. thanks
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Has anyone else ever noticed how hard it is to fill the car FULL? Seems like every time i get gas and go fill my SX up, the pump will stop (showing it's full) then I'll even my amount out (OCD) and then when I get in the car is always one notch below full. I've even gone as far as $2 or $3 more...
  18. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey guys, here's what I have going on. I'm installing a boost gauge and I made a custom gauge pod that goes into the triangle shaped piece on your door. With this being said my power (I'm hoping) will be able to stay within the door and the vacuum line with be the only thing running out...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    For all SX-T owners, what is the highest amount of miles driven before you lost the very first bar on your fuel gauge?
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