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  1. The Service Center
    I think my manual says 5/20, but I'm not worried about that I can look that up again, but it never said what type to use, I'm in extreme heat in the summer 125f , winters are fairly mild 20f is about as cold as it will get, I only drive about 3 to 5 thousand miles a year typically. Please...
  2. The Service Center
    Hey guys. Was just wondering if anyone has used this fluid for their transmission before. Is this stuff ok for our cars or would getting the Hyundai/Kia fluid be the best bet?
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Anyone ever heard of them? Found out my dealership was using 10w-30 in my Optima ; found another dealership that's using 5w-30 which should be perfect but they use a non-name brand company called ProGuard made by Lyden company...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I bought the car new in 2013 and been on the ball with my oil changes but with regular oil. Can/should I switch to synthetic now? My car has 45000km. I live in Montreal Canada where temps reach -35 Celsius in the winter and 30-40 degrees in the summer with humidity. Worth switching?
  5. The Service Center
    I dropped by my neighborhood KIA Dealer to change my factory oil at 1,700 miles to SYNTHETIC but the Service Tech sez wait til 4,000 miles. Seems reasonable to me but I just wanted some opinions from you guys. Thanks! :rolleyes:
  6. The Service Center
    So i called my local kia dealerships and first i asked what kind of synthetic oil they used and their reply was mobil 1 Okay, so next i asked what viscosity do you use they say 5W20 and i say wait doesn't the owner's manual call for 5W30 and 5W40 they give me a whole bunch of bs and then i say...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Okay so don't kill me if this is posted elsewhere. I've scoured the threads and only saw nothing against synthetic oil(obviously) But I could not find information on oil filter besides for using the OEM Kia oil filter. I would like to start doing it myself, and also switch to synthetic. I see...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I found this article on this hot button issue and wanted to share this with everyone . am not sure this is the correct venue but if the moderator wishes to move this I would not be upset The Truth About Motor Oil! Is Synthetic Worth It?
  9. Hybrids
    Has anyone replaced their transmission fluid with a synthetic based?
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey all, I had my oil changed to full synthetic at around 7k miles. I typically take only short range trips like 4-6 mile long trips twice a day, five days a week, and occasionally drive longer like 10-20 mile long trips once a week. And once a month or so drive about 50-75 miles in a...
  11. Hybrids
    I have 15k km on my 13 koh and I'm wondering if it's worth switching to mobil 1 or any other synthetic oil.
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone here has change the Automatic transmission fluid over to synthetic? I noticed in my owners manual for my 2012 KOH it gets changed out 96k. Don't want to wait that long.
  13. Hybrids
    Just had my first oil change in my 2012 KOH. Changed it over to Motomaster 5w20 Synthetic. Think I'll pickup a Mobil1 0W20 when it goes on sale.
  14. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I drive a lot.. and every time I get an oil change it's around $50 for synthetic at the nearest dealership... I see deals all the time like $65 for 4 oil changes (regular oil).. and it gets me wondering if I'd just save more money using regular. What's your guy's deal with oil on your turbos?
  15. Hybrids
    For all those KOH and non KOH owners, Crappy Tire has there Motomaster 5W20 Synthetic going on for $17.99 starting this Thursday. Grab it while you can.
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello, I called the dealership today to get my first oil change. I told him that I'd like to put synthetic oil for my EX Turbo. While we were discussing, he offered me to put mineral oil + BG MOA to save some money and get similar benefits. I was skeptical first, started to read on this product...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I just purchased a 2013 optima hybrid that has 6k kms on it and has been serviced with regular oil and filter. I want to switch to mobil1 oil, will the oem filter do?
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I didn't like my white dashboard trims that i painted so i peeled them off and put this. I just bought some synthetic leather from fleabay. Its soft gray and it matches my seats! Hopefully this is my last mod I do on this trim. Also changed up the vinyl my shift knob area because...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    IGEE Seat Covers (UPDATED 4/30/2013) Pull the trigger on IGEE seat covers on April 14, 2013. So today it was just shipped! I ordered the solid gray @ $358.00. I wanted the OEM look so i went w/ gray, also wanted to go w/ all black but on my last car i had all black seats and they suck in the...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've got an Optima SX and finally got the oil upgraded to synthetic motor oil, but it's using Ford Motorcraft synthetic. Will there be any issues using this? The dealer that I go to use this and says that it won't cause any harm to the motor and in fact, will better protect it than the regular...
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