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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    As someone with a 2018 Optima with the Harman Kardon System, I wonder how this Krell System will compare: I'm really curious, the Harman Kardon system imo is very hard to beat, it sounds good with every sort of music in it. How do you guys think the the Krell System will hold up against the...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Want to install a magnetic drain plug on the Optima, but found conflicting information on the brand I always use (GoldPlug. No affiliation). They don't list the Optima, but list both the Sportage 2.0T and Sonata 2.0T. However, they list 2 different plugs, both 14mm: AP-08 for the Sportage, and...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Like the title says, I'm curious whether anyone is actually using these apps. Considering you have to physically tether your phone to the car each time, it seems like a PITA. Especially given the rather limited application for them. Maybe I'm missing something, but unless the rumors are true...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am going to install footwell lights this weekend. I plan on grounding to the BCM so they operate like the interior lights. So I have a theory that I could use a switch for ground instead of power.. Switch it up (which it will be 99% of the time) and it will be grounded to the BCM and work with...
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Just curious if anyone has gone with Alpine Type-S gear and how you are liking it. I have a soft spot for the brand from my old RX-7 that was loaded with Type-R gear. Here's what I picked up for my 2015 EX: KTP-445U Power Pack SPS-610C for the front, leaving stock rears in for now SWS12D4...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all. I need everyones help again. You turbo guys need 5W-30 or 5W-40 oil in your cars but for years dealers have been caught using 5W-20. It's bad for your car plain and simple. A TSB was issued due to our complaints. It's GEN076. Whenever anyone with a turbo goes in for an oil change please...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    It's a slow day so I'm wondering how "normal" your use of USB is for song selections. I have experienced: See list of album songs via What's playing (I want the last half of album to play) and Select a song in mid-list; from THEN ON all songs play in ALPHABETICAL Order. Listening; Car Off...
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I replaced all 4 door speakers and they are underpowered with the OEM UVO headunit. Crutchfield recommended the Apline Power Pack 180W because it plays well with stock head units and is easy to install. Anyone using it? If so, where did you mount it? There is no room behind the glove box nor...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey looking to see if anyone out there has been using rec 90 fuel on a regular basis and noticed any pros and/or cons in a 2.4l optima. Been using it for years and years in my older trucks and other projects ive noticed great improvements but never used it in a new car considering this is the...
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    My 2O12 Optima EX came with the "tire mobility kit." I bought a refurbished wheel, a new tire, tpms, spare tire hold down bolt, and a used car jack tool kit. Tire is 215/55R17 and fits perfectly. This wheel and tire should be able to be rotated with the others.
  13. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I am aware the stock speakers are 4 ohm.. I am wondering if there would be any issue running 2ohm speakers... I am a huge fan of Infinity Reference.. I have run them in every car I have ever had... The Kappas are great but the highs are just too harsh for me... Anyways, I read this regarding...
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey all, I purchased an aftermarket headunit (Pioneer 4000nex) for my 2015 Optima and also purchased the XM radio Tuner to pair with it. It comes with the little antenna but I was wondering if anybody had any luck tapping into/using the factory XM antenna and using it with an aftermarket tuner...
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    ... And how does it work. I have a galaxy note and would like to have it mounted upright on the right side of the nav screen and not be flip flopping all over the place. Also not interested in the pro mounts because I may be changing phones soon. Thanks guys. Pics are welcomed too ;)
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I was told I could display a personal picture on my nav unit screen. Does anyone know how I do this?
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I just saw that there is a factory remote start module for the push button start Optimas. I also see that it gives me yet another fob to carry around and who wants that?? I started thinking on this.. (can you smell the smoke?) :D I can detect a momentary key press from the CAN bus for the...
  18. Hybrids
    I turned on the ac today with the fan on full and when I got out of the car to get something,I noticed this loud annoying buzzing sound. Seems to be coming from the rad area. Is this normal?
  19. Hybrids
    So. We have the option to use manual mode with our Hybrid. When you drive in this mode, when do you upshift? At a stop, when's the best time to upshift out of 1, 2, 3 and so forth when racing? Can anyone provide in-depth detail as when to shift for passing power and at what speeds to be in what...
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