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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my 2013 Kia Opt8ma seized while doing like 65 on the freeway! Out of nowhere!!! I love my car I never had problems with it before only problem I had was that my car would say there's 40 miles left of gas and it would just cut off like it ran out of gas as soon as I would put gas in the car it...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello! I have a 2014 Kia Optima 2.4L, I just recently replaced the fuel sending unit because it wouldn’t read my fuel tank correctly, light always flashing and check engine light kept coming on. So, after I changed it, I noticed the fuel gauge just stayed on FULL, and the “miles to empty” keeps...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I’ve read the gdi engines can get carbon or sludge build up over time. Is this true? How has the experience with high mileage gdi engines been in this forum?
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone have experience in adding cleaning ports to the intake manifold by adding threaded inserts into the plastic runner? My thinking is that a very small screw could plug it in between cleanings but still allow direct to valve spray of GDI cleaner of choice. I don't know what kind of...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    NEVERMIND i got my questions answered.... Hey everyone, So my car is leaking fuel in the engine bay. Took my car in to the dealer and the guy that was helping me didn't seem very intelligent in what he was talking about. First he gave me an update saying that it was my low pressure fuel line...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Just here trying to figure out where to go next for my mom. She has a 2011 Kia Optima EX T GDI. Engine was replaced 12 months ago due to recall and failure. She lives 700+ miles from me and home for the holidays. Have had the car to the dealer many times due to issues. first needed clock...
  7. The Service Center Dont mind the smoke...just had the car washed.
  8. New Member Introductions
    Is this a variable timing solenoid? It looks like nothing on auto parts store. Can’t find a match but sorrento looks same but not an optima. The part is the melted one with what looks like grey vacuum lines on it.
  9. The Service Center
    2012 Optima EX 2.4L GDI, automatic, 72K miles Two days in a row now I've heard a siren-like noise which appears to be coming from under the hood. The first day it happened was about an hour into my commute, and driving about 30 mph. Honestly, I thought it was an emergency evacuation siren...
  10. The Service Center
    Is it worth $199.99 at the dealer? Do they just pour Techron in the tank and call it a day? Or they take the cover off and physically clean the valves?
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone know if taking the faceplate off of the stock stereo will render the car un-startable? It is the non fancy one.
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello everyone. First I want to thank the guys that have gone before me on this journey of install an iPad Mini in the dash of their Optima's. I have learned much by reading their posts and watching their videos. I have wanted to do this for a long time, even before the Optima purchase. My...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, Shep here from Phoenix. "Yes, but it is dry heat!" I have a recent dealer purchase (trade-in) of a 2015 Optima EX GDI with 18,000 miles in mint condition. I love the car so far. I will be putting in a iPad Mini shortly, as soon as I collect the parts. Just wanted to...
  14. The Service Center
    I have been looking for an owners manual for my 2013 Kia Optima GDI for 2 years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  15. New Member Introductions
    Okay, so I want to start off by stating that I have recently purchased a 2013 EX. I bought it off of Craigslist. Everything was okay until the engine light came on. It gave me the code P0661 (Intake manifold tuning valve control circuit low bank-1 ). The car is running very poorly and I just...
  16. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    This has been one of my main concerns prior to buying a car with a (turbocharged) GDI engine over the last few years. I did realize that it would require a liitle more attention / maintenance than a traditional multi port fuel injection engine. A little history: 2016 sxl 2.0T engine with about...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Anyone have any good tips on how to do this? Every time I try, when I try to get the letters out, it starts pealing around the outer part. I've tried multiple times and just can't get it. Toothpick, fingernail, nothing seems to work. Driving me nuts.
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'd like to hear from owners of an Optima with a GDI 2.4 engine. How often do you change the oil & filter? According to the owners manual they recommend (require) oil & filter change every 7500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Is this what you follow?
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