Why do you avoid turbo engines?My 19' Santa Fe 2.4 GDI runs excellent at 17.4k. But if I were car-shopping today and wanted a South Korean model, I'd shop their MPI engines-only.
I hate the sooty/carbon engines and our other South Korean model (Soul MPI engine) exhibits clean exhaust, not black smoke upon cold startup, like our 19' Santa Fe 2.4 does. It does run fantastic and the dipstick oil doesn't smell like fuel at 3.5k, which is the furthest mileage I will go on an OCI.
When shopping, I was smart enough to avoid the turbo engines. Just not GDI-smart at the time (October 2018).
Never-ever again. If someone were to steal our Santa Fe GDI tomorrow, I would not send a private search party out looking for it. If the police never recovered it, I'd be satisfied with an insurance company settlement.
I have plenty of money and could easily absorb a monetary (today's value) loss. Regret not buying the new RAV4 or CRV at the time, for around $3k more. Found a couple on the lot and neither had the turbo GDI engine
If they are such a crappy design why does Kia give a 100,000 mile guarantee? You got a good 172,000 miles?To answer the questions, first I assume you're aware of the crappy designed engines installed in theses cars so maybe 10% will seize at some point in time regardless or the maintenance. Having said that, some do use CRC intake cleaner to keep intake vlaves from buildup, and some do install a catch can to keep the "oily" vapors from also getting to the intake valve.
Now, how necessary are these items, really don't know, but when I had the 2.0T engine replaced at 172,000 miles, never had a cleaning done, and never installed a catch can., the engine ran fine except for the qt of oil every 325 miles.
Really no definitive answer, but if one were leary of the buildup, the aforementntioned could be done, but would it save an engine from seizure, no.
10/100 nothing but a sales gimmink and only for the OE, and how many engines die before 100k miles except the Hyundai/Kia 2.4/2.0T.If they are such a crappy design why does Kia give a 100,000 mile guarantee? You got a good 172,000 miles?
Short block design, that's where the shavings originate, and my opinion is cylinder distortion, ring degradation thatIs it the design of the engine itself, "crappy design block", or is the GDI method that you think is inferior to other fuel injection options?