DIY: Oil change for 3.5L Sorento - Page 3 - Kia Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 49
Drives: 2013 Sorento SX Ebony Black
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

I use the dealer because it cost $9.00 for a scheduled oil change. My first oil change was free and $9.00 for the life of my car. Where else can you get an oil change that cheap? I can't even do it myself for that!

rockrosa1976 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 05:01 PM
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: GA
Posts: 149
Drives: 2013 Sorento LX V6, '03 GSX-R600, '00 Nissan Maxima SE
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sssmith View Post
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).
Just curious, how much oil did you use to fill it? I used 5.5, per the manual, and it filled exactly to the "F" mark.
Kungfoo is offline  
post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 05:24 PM
Veteran
 
kobi411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lethbridge, AB Canada
Posts: 1,058
Drives: 2013 Forte Koup SX; 2012 Kia Sorento SX; 2012 Kawasaki Z1000
Gallery: 10
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Garage

capacity is 5.2 liter i filled 4.9 and its below the f mark.. on the 3.5 v6 engine


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
" border="0" />
kobi411 is offline  
 
post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 705
Drives: 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD
Gallery: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sssmith View Post

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!
You're welcome.

Best,
Sauron is offline  
post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Quebec
Posts: 283
Drives: Sorento Lx 2011 2 wd V-6
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockrosa1976 View Post
I use the dealer because it cost $9.00 for a scheduled oil change. My first oil change was free and $9.00 for the life of my car. Where else can you get an oil change that cheap? I can't even do it myself for that!
Wow ....that is a good deal . My original dealer charge $ 59.99 + 15% tax.

I found another dealer @ $ 49.99 + tax.

They both insist to do the change every 8,000 kms = +- 5,000 miles .

Do they exagerate ?
mITKI is offline  
post #26 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 49
Drives: 2013 Sorento SX Ebony Black
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mITKI View Post
Wow ....that is a good deal . My original dealer charge $ 59.99 + 15% tax.

I found another dealer @ $ 49.99 + tax.

They both insist to do the change every 8,000 kms = +- 5,000 miles .

Do they exagerate ?
My dealer suggested the same. They use a synthetic blend and explained 5,000mi is the norm now for most of their vehicles. My wife's Toyota Camry requires an oil change every 7,500mi. I remember changing every 3000
rockrosa1976 is offline  
post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 705
Drives: 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD
Gallery: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockrosa1976 View Post
My dealer suggested the same. They use a synthetic blend and explained 5,000mi is the norm now for most of their vehicles. My wife's Toyota Camry requires an oil change every 7,500mi. I remember changing every 3000
Motorcraft 5W-20 synthetic blend is available at Walmart for under $20 for 5qts. If someone was going to change their oil every 5k (or even every 7.5k) miles and wanted to skimp, that oil will go the distance. I tend to err a bit on the OCD side of things and use full synthetic (Pennzoil) instead. I doubt it makes a damn bit of difference over the semi-syn to your motor, but it makes me feel good. Hard to put a price on that. :-) What I absolutely would NOT do....is rely on the dealer "special" where they likely put lowest bidder bulk oil in there. Guys/gals, it literally takes 10 minutes to do this yourself and you can ensure that you get quality oil. You also don't need to waste a minute of your time traveling to/from the dealer or waiting for them to get around to servicing your vehicle once it's there. I suspect your time is probably worth much more than having someone subsidize your oil change so they'll get a chance to upsell you other parts/services. No thanks.

And for what it's worth, Kia recommends the oil be changed every 8000km (5000 miles).

http://www.kiamanuals.org/kia-614.html

Best,

Last edited by Sauron; 11-20-2012 at 08:26 PM.
Sauron is offline  
post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest PA
Posts: 1,411
Drives: 10 Optima LX, 07 Rondo EX, 89 Chevy C1500
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

Where I work we recommend 5k. Its halfway between the normal maint. schedule(7500mi) and the severe(3750mi), and our area is definitely more on the severe side of the spectrum. Lots of hills, varying temps, stop and go traffic, etc.
spongebob218 is offline  
post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 07:42 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 49
Drives: 2013 Sorento SX Ebony Black
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Yup, my time is important. I don't want to drive to the store buying oil and a filter and pay retail. Did I mention $9? For an oil change! Granted, it was a promotion they had when I purchased the vehicle and probably a ploy to up sell you other products. 1)I'm good at saying "no" and 2) I don't like crawling under my vehicle to change my own when I know I can have someone else do it cheaper...a lot cheaper! Did I mention $9
rockrosa1976 is offline  
post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 705
Drives: 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD
Gallery: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockrosa1976 View Post
Yup, my time is important. I don't want to drive to the store buying oil and a filter and pay retail. Did I mention $9? For an oil change! Granted, it was a promotion they had when I purchased the vehicle and probably a ploy to up sell you other products. 1)I'm good at saying "no" and 2) I don't like crawling under my vehicle to change my own when I know I can have someone else do it cheaper...a lot cheaper! Did I mention $9
*shrug*

Buying the oil is easy since I do it when I'm already at the store for other things. Glad you're happy having someone else do it. I prefer to do it myself and ensure it gets done right with parts and materials that *I* want since I plan on owning the vehicle for a long time.

At $9, they're losing money on each change and I'm sure they're not doing it out of the goodness of their heart. Good luck with that.

TANSTAAFL....

Best,
Sauron is offline  
Reply

  Kia Forum > KIA Models > Kia Sorento Forum > 2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On