Originally Posted by Sauron
I also have a 2013 V6 and do NOT have any start-up rattle whatsoever. I've got almost 10k miles on it now.
Don't know what to think. Either you are not as sensitive to the noise, or I am over sensitive to it, or...some KIA engines (both 4 & 6 cy) have it and others don't. I do not hear it as much when in the car during start up, but when the wife starts it up and we are in the garage, I just cringe.
We have a local radio station here that a master mechanic has a 2 hour call in show every week and he was just going nuts this weekend, that manufacturers (not just KIA) use 5-20w oil instead of 0-30w. He says that 20w oil is just to thin for us southern folks, while 0w gets to the engine quicker on cold start up. My dealer says that they use 5-20 "blend".