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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just saw a video from a channel I follow: ChrisFix, on NRS Brake Pads: My question to you all is: Has anyone installed these before? I'm looking to install some better brakes on my car that are a bit less noisy, so this seems like a pretty good option. What are you all's thoughts on these?
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    If one was to read this board, it seems like no one has an Optima with high miles that hasn't had an engine failure? My questions , are these throw away cars after 100K.. Does anyone make it to 150K?. Or is that the 1 in a hundred chance. Do the hybrids have better luck since their engine is...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys I own a 2014 SXL and was considering converting my halogen H7 high beams to LED. But with the dust cap it doesn't seem like there's much room behind where the bulb mounts. Has anyone found an LED that will work in my application and allow the dust cover to still be used?
  4. DIY Projects
    Wondering if anyone's done this on an lx just bought a 2016 and want to have the light bar controlled by the high beam switch. On the wife's 2012 Hyundai accent it had a power and signal wire that had to be run to the negative. Wondering if the optima is like this as well. Thanks!
  5. The Service Center
    Hello, 2013 EX Turbo, 138k on it. Supreme gas and synthetic oil. I have had a few issues over the past few weeks with my 2013 EX Turbo. This has happened 4 times thus far. After the first time we took it to the dealer here in Fredericton,NB, Canada and after 200 bucks he could not find...
  6. The Service Center
    I have one big problem with my 2012 SX tgdi. When I drive car it doesn’t matter how far I don’t have any worries about. But when I for example stack in traffic the high pressure pump get over heated and shut down the engine. I must manually cool down this pump to drive. What do u think? What...
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I've always heard from pretty much EVERYWHERE that going faster than 60 leads to a big drop in MPG (faster you go the more air and rolling resistance blah blah) Anyone observe this though? On my 150 mile trip today I did both 60 and 80+ at different points. Surprisingly I actually got better...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know what could cause my optima to be run "rich" or very highly negative fuel trim. It can go as low or high depending on how you look at it as -8.0 to -14.7 I suspect the car to have high amounts of carbon build up telling from the muffler and the throttle body. The car runs rough...
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    While is have the low beam LED bulb kit from K5OS I was wondering if anyone is running a H7 LED bulb kit for the high beams with any luck.
  10. The Service Center
    Okay guys need major help here. Please someone come through. Just left dealer they say I need a new high pressure fuel pump and the high pressure line. Price they gave me is 600 for pump 57 for line and 2.9 hours labor. My question is can someone find this a lot cheaper, and is this something my...
  11. DIY Projects
    Is there a fix for after market high beam bulb on 2013, that's 5000 kelvin?
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I just ordered an Ark catback exhaust, but decided not to purchase the test pipe, so as to not have issues with CELs and emissions testing. I realize this will probably limit the hp gain I'll see from the exhaust, but didn't want to deal with the headache of potential CELs. Given that...
  13. The Service Center
    It sounds like it's coming from the fan. The sound is similar to a computer where too much dust collects on the cpu fan (sorry computer nerd and know nothing about cars). If I turn off the HVAC the sound goes away. If I turn up the vent speed, the sound goes away. I tried recording the sound...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I got some bright LED H1 bulbs to replace the kind of lame halogen high-beams. They aren't that bright and look kind of silly color-wise since they run at the same time as my HID lows. I cannot for the life of me figure out how you're supposed to install these things. The Optima plug doesn't...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    A high pitched squeak/squeal sound coming from heater (windshield defroster vent) it can be heard especially when the fan is at the slowest setting. The sound seems to increase when the car is moving & gets a little quieter when it's stopped. Anyone has experienced this too? Car is a 2014 Sx-turbo
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi folks. I joined this forum looking for information relating to headlight wiring looms and found a treasure trove of other information and some pretty smooth looking machines. I am for a small coastal town called Encounter Bay in South Australia. I recently acquired my 2013 Kia Optima GDI...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I thought they were h7 bulbs but see some people say h11?? What's the final verdict? I'm trying to replace my stock yellowish ones to match closely the color of my hids.. Heard sylvania silverstar Zxe's where a pretty good match, any input. Ty
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I an noticing that my car uses more than a quarter of the gallons per minute while driving 80 in windless, flat road when at idle. That just seems like allot to me. At 80mph i typically use .0450Gal/Min and at idle, like at a light, I typically see .0125. Can anyone verify on their car...
  19. The Detailing Corner
    Finally got around to detailing the exterior my car today. Washed then clay barred the entire car, wash it again then applied Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze. I had read great things about Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze so decided to give it a try because of its long lasting complete...
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