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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2012 Kia Optima Ex Turbo 2.0 Engine was replaced by KIA in October. Need help?! I've recently noticed I get a type of rattling noise when around 2500 rpm right before a gear change. It sounds loudest in 4th gear. Is something loose? Or could it be transmission? Noise is coming from driver side...
  2. The Service Center
    12/28/20 Currently going through the early steps of the recall process. 2013 optima SXL 118K miles. 2 days ago, I was driving through the WV mountains and car began shifting weird, sputtering, shaking then just limped to a pull off. Tried starting a few times, wouldn't turn over and instrument...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have what seems to be like wastegate actuator issues with my turbo on my 2015 SXL with 63k miles. The turbo won't work when car is cold, terrible fuel economy, and engine light code P2562 intermittently. If car warms up and I restart it then it's fine. I often will restart the car at a red...
  4. 2015 SXL Turbo Grey

    Car is basically new and very pleased with it.
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I love my car but want to add a little power to it does anyone know if you can install a turbo on a 2019 lx? I found some on google with a quick search, but I'm not too familiar with anything like this. I have a mechanic friend who would do the work for me, but I want to know if it's possible in...
  6. Classified Forum
    My car's officially sold, this is whats left over! album of pics can be seen here >> https://www.facebook.com/lou.alsippi/media_set?set=a.671379426379&type=3 Brand new items NEW Massive brand sway bar end links $190 NEW Sick speed horns $50 NEW Rear garcia bumper lip kit $140 (new) NEW Lap3...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    2012 Optima EX Turbo 2.0 70,000 mileage. Code initially said problem likely with high pressure fuel line. Car took longer to start and almost completely stalled if heavier than normal acceleration attempted. Discovered there are two fuel pumps, a low pressure pump/filter inside gas tank, and...
  8. DIY : Engine And Technical
    Oem or aftermarket turbo? 67k miles and my turbo is whining with no power .. any advice? Please help ? thx!
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    My 12' optima turbo with 67,770miles started to whine yesterday with no oil leaks and no smoke out of the exhaust.. has like 50% less power or more . This ever happen to anyone? I figure the turbo is done I need an oem or is there a good aftermarket turbo that fits the oem manifold? Please...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have 2018 Optima FE 2.7L and I’m getting a turbo kit for it, and needed to know where I can find them to mount the turbo on my kia
  11. Classified Forum
    Loden front and rear badges. Titanium silver color. Nice condition. Metal, not plastic. Retape, stick, and go. $40 Stock engine cover - $30
  12. New Member Introductions
    I'm the happy owner of a new 2019 SX Turbo, she's a peppy little thing. The AC and ventilated seats are freaking awesome; it's so hot here in Texas. I'm 6ft with a short torso and really long legs so this car fits me so well; their is so much leg room. I was looking at the VW Passat too...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2012 SX Turbo, 77k miles. Short-Ram intake, blowoff valve. Had an interesting ride to work today. I was turning out of my neighborhood and pressed the gas pedal pretty well and the car revved slowly with no go. Car stayed in the same gear all the way up to ~5k rpm before I popped in into...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Sharing this because you will all find it entertaining. 2 days before Christmas (6 months ago), I went in to have a downpipe installed. I didn't want to deal with it being 30* out and deal with the inevitable bolts breaking and having to drop the turbo to drill them out. So, what always...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey folks. Just wondering what people think about the dual clutch transmission in the 1.6l turbo in the 2019 optima ex? It is anco completely different technology as compared to traditional transmissions. I would think the lack of transmission fluid is pretty cool. But the tranny cutches could...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Just joined up. Purpose of joining is to hopefully read some technical information that I can use to help diagnosis and fix my mother's 2013 Kia Optima Turbo SX. She is currently experiencing a problem with the car and I'm unfamiliar with working on Kia's.
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone new Kia owner, loving everything so far.
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Has anyone found a turbo blanket that fits well on our vehicles with no interference of the wastegate actuator?
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm new to this board and car. I came from a 2016 Mustang that I upgraded various parts and the third party manufacturers were abundant. So far am I correct to assume that there is no flash tune that can safely run without replacing the spark plugs? I've done some research on this board and did...
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