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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The stupid things that happen with this car, '11 EX-T, that have never been seen before, at least by me in the 60 years of car ownership. Headed to Atlantic City yesterday and about 75 miles from home on the Garden State Parkway running around 70/75 mph and the interior lights come on and we...
  2. Vendor Deals
    <p class="p1">A clean engine is a more efficient engine (and also a more powerful one), so a fuel injector cleaning is an important part of maintaining your car. While you can always visit a mechanic to get this service done, this is actually one of a few maintenance items that are pretty...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey gang, haven't posted in a while since it's my wife's car. I bought it new for her, and it only has 16,900 miles in 2 years. I don't remember it using oil initially, but now it's burning about 1/2 the difference from min to max on the dipstick (about 1/2-qt???) every 2K miles. I know it's...
  4. 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...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Now that they replaced my motor, how do I keep the car from coking the valves? I did do the valve cleaning on the old motor but after 90k miles they were terrible. I have a a 2.4 theta ii motor, i do have an OCC installed with a inline water/oil air seperator for a diesel routed to intake side...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I am a retired automotive Tech. with 43 years experience in all forms of repair except body paint. My career has been rewarding and enriching. While most of my early years were in heavy repair, I spent later years in electrical. driveability. and troubleshooting. The last 10 years of my...
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Is it just me, or does the sun shine a lot hotter through the Optima's windshield than it did in other cars I've had? I don't even remember my 2016 SXL transmitting so much heat. I'm talking about when when I'm driving facing the sun to one degree or another, and it beats down onto my legs and...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone im just making a review about Lap3 tune, i used the Lap3 Uncle chip for about 6 months and upgraded to Lap3 tune about 2 months ago and im very happy with it,car response is a lot better car is faster everything works real good is definitely like a complete different car more fun to...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Just traded my '14 black/black SXL for a new '17 SWP/black SXL. So far I've done 35% tint, Eibach by Kinetic springs & white badging.
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So I think theres an iDatalink for our car now. At least the 2013 version. I was on their website and got this far.
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I just traded in my 2012 sx and bought a 2018 sonata limited turbo. it has been fun here go lots of good tips and advise over the year so thank you to everyone
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Check this out: Porsche Offers World's Longest Engine Warranty on the Wild 911 GT3 Kia of course now has 15yrs and unlimited mileage for our "little recall". I'd say that's VERY good!:thumbsup:
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I was in a small accident today and rear ended someone at probably about 3-5mph. His car was fine we didn't even exchange info. But now I have a big hole in my bumper and a crack and one of the clips on the side broke off. Thankfully all the components are good. fog lights DRL and headlights...
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