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Hello, this is my 1st posting here... I just took delivery of a 2007 Kia Spectra EX... I have a few questions to get started...

1.) The owners manual gives very little info on oil changes, only saying to go to the Kia dealer for an oil change... I like to do oil changes myself... The manual says this engine has an engine oil capacity of 4.23 quarts but does not say if this includes the filter...
What is the total oil capacity, oil + filter???

2.) The wheels have plastic wheel covers and what look like plastic lug nut caps??? How do you remove the plastic wheels / plastic lug nut caps??

3.) Is a factory service manual available for this car??

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I relation to your 1st question: 1 gallon does the trick !
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I think you will find the wheel nuts are real and hold on the hubcap, same as my 2005 Cerato. Oil capacity should be 4 litres with filter [4.2 us quarts] for the 2 litre G4GC engine. although allow slightly less for oil that doesn't drain fully. Go to www.kiatechinfo.com it is free to register, you can view an online manual for you car, click on shop section . The manual is printable. In Australia I could get a factory manual that was 2 volumes and cost about $260 so I use the online one when I need help.

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I think you will find the wheel nuts are real and hold on the hubcap, same as my 2005 Cerato. Oil capacity should be 4 litres with filter [4.2 us quarts] for the 2 litre G4GC engine. although allow slightly less for oil that doesn't drain fully. Go to www.kiatechinfo.com it is free to register, you can view an online manual for you car, click on shop section . The manual is printable. In Australia I could get a factory manual that was 2 volumes and cost about $260 so I use the online one when I need help.

Thanks for the info... Why am I not receiving emails telling me of responses to my posting here??

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To get emails you have to set it up in your user cp section.

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Actually, I am set for "Instant email Notification" under the default thread subscription mode... I just did receive an email alerting me to your most recent response, but I didn't get emails for the earlier responses... Oh well, seems to be working now...

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I think you will find the wheel nuts are real and hold on the hubcap, same as my 2005 Cerato. Oil capacity should be 4 litres with filter [4.2 us quarts] for the 2 litre G4GC engine. although allow slightly less for oil that doesn't drain fully. Go to www.kiatechinfo.com it is free to register, you can view an online manual for you car, click on shop section . The manual is printable. In Australia I could get a factory manual that was 2 volumes and cost about $260 so I use the online one when I need help.
OK, different question... When I bought this car last week the TPMS light was on... The Kia dealer said they needed to change out the wheel sensor(s)... Yesterday the Kia dealer changed the TPMS wheel sensors and when I drove the car home the TPMS light stayed off... Now today when driving the car the TPMS light turned on again... Any experience with this???

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Has it been cold in long island lately?? first off is the light a TPMS light or is it a tire with a exclemation mark in it?my experiance with the tpms sensors is they are super touchy make sure your tires are inflated to the correct tire pressure which they should have done at the dealer but if its cold enough outside the pressure will drop below its threshold. So my kia instructer when i went to the kia tpms course says that in colder climates its ok to inflate the tires a few pounds over the recomended psi. hope this helps.

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Has it been cold in long island lately?? first off is the light a TPMS light or is it a tire with a exclemation mark in it?my experiance with the tpms sensors is they are super touchy make sure your tires are inflated to the correct tire pressure which they should have done at the dealer but if its cold enough outside the pressure will drop below its threshold. So my kia instructer when i went to the kia tpms course says that in colder climates its ok to inflate the tires a few pounds over the recomended psi. hope this helps.

Thanks for your response...

The temperature last night went down into the 40's (F) and today it is about 50 F... That's not really cold...

It is the TPMS light that is lit, not the low tire pressure light...

This is my wifes car, so when I get home this evening I will double check the tire pressures... I normally inflate tires to about 32PSI... Sound OK for this car??

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Sounds OK, but check the door sticker.
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