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I say run it into the ground and get another one. Your only talking $32K Still cheap to drive. LOL

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I just changed oil Sunday again. FYI. The 5 qt jug filled it to 2/3 of the way again. This is my 4th oil change.
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wow.. sauron i wish i had your stuff too.. i would surely done my sorento by myself.. by the way are the dealerships gonna give you a hard time if you do the DIY stuff like some simple maintenance? like oil changes if there's an oil leak happening? would they void warranty? not so sure in usa but, here in my dealership at least it will have to be a certified oil changer shop.. or else..
i did change the oil in my sorento to synthetic at 24000km. but didnt tell them, im at 35k right now, they have done oil cjange once with synthetic at 30000km so far was ok..
I dunno about Canada, but there's no such thing as a "certified oil change shop" in the US. Generally speaking, a dealer cannot void your warranty for having a non-dealer (including yourself) perform your oil changes. Receipts for oil/filter are sufficient along with documentation of the date/mileage of the changes.

I would never trust a dealer to use quality oil. They generally buy the lowest bidder conventional bulk oil they can find. I'd rather spend a little more and make SURE I've got quality synthetic in my engine. I generally only return to the dealer if I've got a warranty issue or some non-warranty repair that I'm unable/unwilling to fix myself.

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The specs for the 3.5 V6 in the 2012 &2013 for oil is 5.5 US qts. I've seen everything from 5 qts to 6.5 qts. I wonder how much oil the dealers put in.
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The specs for the 3.5 V6 in the 2012 &2013 for oil is 5.5 US qts. I've seen everything from 5 qts to 6.5 qts. I wonder how much oil the dealers put in.
Beats me, but 6qts leaves my dipstick about 2-3mm below the F mark.
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Just changed my oil, using Penzoil Ultra now. I filled up to 5.5, as per the manual, and I'm just below "F". Those of you who will be using penzoil platinum or ultra can get a $10 shell (or visa depending where you live) gift card. It runs from August 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012. Link below...

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I have not done the first oil change on my "new to me" 11' Sorento V6 but has anyone installed a fumoto valve on theirs? Had one on my GMC Canyon made oil changes a snap...
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Sauron Thanks for the EXCELLENT Photo Showing Proper Placement of O-Ring

I converted over to being a DIYer when it came to my new KIA Sorento (2012 with 3.5 v6).
I watched a few online youtube videos to acquaint myself with what I was up against before I started.

Changing the oil on the Sorento was a breeze (compared to changing it on my prior vehicle Infiniti G35 Couple - which sat very low and close to the ground).

The only issue I had with the Sorento was this, WHERE DOES THE BIG O-RING GO?

Watching videos of similarly designed oil filters left me a bit unsure where the large O-Ring was to be put back when I replaced the filter.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE NO INSTRUCTIONS with the OEM Genuine KIA / HYUNDIA Oil Filter kit (Ugh Ugh SHAME SHAME ON Hyundai/KIA)

At last I found your incredibly detailed photo, which provided me exactly what I needed - namely a nice photograph showing exactly where the large O-Ring should go!

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! THANK YOU Sauron!

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The big O ring is to replace the one in the filter cap. Use a pair of long nose pliers to get rid of the old one; don't use razor as it would damage the thread.
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