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Hi there. My name is Karim. I am the owner of 2012 Kia K5 2.0 TGDi. I bought her few years ago and start with engine rebuild. After long fight (as we don’t have parts for US version in Europe) I have won! 😅. Engine damage was misfires, low compression on 3 cylinders, low fuel pressure, engine coolant leaks, gearbox and engine oil leaks, broken oil cooler. But through all these years I made small step by step body and interior work.
I bought her with damage leather seats, scratches and dents on body, damaged front bumper and more ugly stuff on. 🥴

Here’s some fresh photos. Soon I will open a new thread about this car. And show you some before and after photos. High five! 🤟🏽 View attachment 251336
Good luck with it, Karim. I'm Bob in Bristol CT, USA. I'm an old auto tech from the 1980s. I bought my GF's '12 SX turbo and I am in the process of bringing it to new mechanical condition, having spent almost $3K in parts, mostly from RockAuto. Already put on 20K miles in the past year. I love the power and I drive it hard.
 
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