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Appreciated Fellows,

My Best Friend is about to purchase a 2012 Sorento from USA, so it is USDM
(United States Domestic Market) Specs = Gasoline engine; Not the common LADM (Latin American Domestic Market) Specs = Diesel that we have here.

As far as I know, it has an in-line, four cylinder 2.4L GDi Gasoline Engine @ 175 Hp, front wheel drive and an Automatic Transmission; the car has a small hit on the Rear bumper - passenger side, which also bent a little the rear panel, but it has a "Run & Drive" title and around 60,000 miles on the odometer.

Questions:

What shall I look on that Car, to advice better my friend, prior to the Purchase?

Are there any especial items that I might care / pay extra attention?

What are the Strong and Weak parts on these Sorentos?

Please let me know your Recommendations, such as SAE engine oil to be used on our warm, caribbean climate; also any especial suggestion, advice, idea, etc... will be Welcome.

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The 2012 Sorento is FWD only and has a 2.4L GDi in-line 4 cylinder's engine.

Please, let me Know which
*Exactly* is the Kia's Recommended Motor Oil,

Also which one is
*Exactly* the Oil Filter for that Engine.

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Okay, the Sorento is great all around, but a bit underpowered with the 2.4L engine. Take it for a ride with 2 heavy people, or 4. Then turn on the A/C full (you can leave the fan on low if it's too cold. Then head for a steep uphill. Then keep in mind if it would have enough power with a full tank of gas, and some luggage inside, plus maybe a roof carrier as well. Or, if you ever want to consider towing a boat, or a small trailer?

If it has enough power for you then, you'll be fine! If not move on to a V6

Remember this is not a Turbo 4cyl. it's just G.D.I. (Gas Direct Injection). By the way the G.D.I. Sorento engine has 191hp! not 175hp, that's in the Sportage/Tucson twins that don't have G.D.I.

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Thank you for your kind reply and the information.

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The 2012 Sorento is FWD only and has a 2.4L GDi in-line 4 cylinder's engine.

Please, let me Know which
*Exactly* is the Kia's Recommended Motor Oil,

Also which one is
*Exactly* the Oil Filter for that Engine.

Kind Regards.


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5W20 is what's called for in the USA. 26300-35503. is the Kia parts # for the oil filter. Kia oil filter is the only one I would use.
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Awesome! ... Thank you for the direct Answer.

So 5W~20 is the Kia's recommended oil viscosity for the in-line 4 cylinders, 2.4L GDi, is that good for Warm climates, as we have here in the Caribbean?

And Oil Filter Nº 26300-35503 is the Right one; tomorrow I'll ask our local Kia Dealer for their price.

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Don't forget the crush washer.
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Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm really more an Old-School guy / mechanic, and I've not seen yet, a car that uses / needs a Crush Washer on the Oil Filter; that's new for me.

Please, could someone elaborate further on the Subject?

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So, I did some research and I found that the Drain Bolt, needs a crush washer, which should be Replaced during each oil drain ... ... That is pretty New and weird for me.

I found this interesting post on another thread, which I will share here, in order to have it handy:


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To change the oil in 2011 Sorento with 2.4L engine you will need the following tools:
- Ratchet
- 17mm 6pt socket (avoid using 12pt wrenches or sockets)
- Extension
- Cup type 80mm 15 flute oil filter wrench
- Oil catch pan

Supplies:
- 5qt/5L 5W20 oil
- Hyundai/Kia/Mobis 26300 35503 oil filter
- 14mm aluminum crush washer
- Funnel
- Paper towels or shop rags
- Nitrile gloves
- Light

Procedure:
1. Warm up engine
2. Turn off engine
3. Remove oil filler cap
4. Place catch pan under engine (there is plenty of
space under the car to change the oil without have
to jack it up)
5. Remove oil drain plug at the rear of the oil pan
6. Give the engine 5-10 minutes to completely drain
7. Clean the pan around the drain hole
8. Remove old crush washer from drain plug or pan
- If this is the first time the oil is changed, the crush washer
will probably be stuck on the oil drain plug with paint
9. Replace oil drain plug with a new crush washer (I like to put
a little grease on the washer to help it seal)
10. Loosen the filter with the filter wrench and let drain
11. Lubricate new filter's gasket with oil
12. Remove the old filter
13. Clean oil filter manifold and make sure that the old
oil filter's gasket did not stick to it
14. Fill new filter half full of oil
15. Install new filter, hand tighten
16. Fill the engine with a total of 4.9qts/4.6L oil, do not overfill
17. Clean around oil fill opening and cap
18. Replace oil filler cap
19. Run engine for a couple of minutes, and turn off
20. Wait 5 minutes
21. Check oil level and check for oil leaks

If you buy the gaskets and oil filters in bulk on EBay, the cost is US$5 per filter.

5W20 synthetic oil is less than US$3 on sale, by the case or jug.

Total cost US$20-25.

Notes:
- 5W20 is the recommended weight for all temps. 5W30 caused lifter noise on my engine.
- Read the severe conditions section of your manual. The majority of Kia owners are running under what is defined as severe conditions. Oil change intervals under these conditions is 3,750 miles.


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Seems like this:

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... 16. Fill the engine with a total of 4.9 qts ...[/U]
Information is not correct, according to this...

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if you put 4.9 qts into the engine, your dipstick will exceed the higher mark. high mark is at 4.4 qts
...Post, so please let me know the correct amount of 5W~20 motor oil, to be used in this sorento, which will arrive on a Container, in a cargo vessel that is sailing from USA, the Next Week, and I'll need to do all the repairs and basic maintenance once it is freed by the customs clearance personnel... and I don't want to screw up things; My concern is because I am an old-school car guy, and this newer cars seems to be more delicate, to me.

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