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1st Oil Change anything to Worry about??

I heard that the Borrego requires a special procedure to change the oil not just the typical Oil Filter and Oil??

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Get the filter from a dealer(I've seen aftermarket o-rings leak), the OEM filter comes with a new drain plug gasket and new o-rings. The oil filter is on the top of the engine under a plastic housing, remove the cover(it has a nut on it), and have a rag nearby as it is a little messy until you're used to it. Replace the filter, replace the large and the small o-rings, lube the o-rings and re-install the cover. Drain the oil, replace the drain plug gasket and re-install the drain plug, fill wit6 qts of 5w/20, start engine, check for leaks and re-check oil level. Good luck.
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I have changed the oil in a Sorento I had up until last week with a filter kit purchased from O'Reilly. I have never had any leaking problems with their kits in 5 changes. I have the V8 Borrego now, and am confident with O'Reilly filter kits for this vehicle also. Just thought I would share this information. Have a BLESSED day.
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O'Reilly sells filter kits that work as good as a KIA filter kit for the Borrego for $6.29. I used their kits on a Sorento I had also with no problems. Have a BLESSED day.
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I changed the oil for the first time on my V8 Borrego. All went well except it is a pain to get the filter out. First of all, they couldn't have chosen a worse spot to put the oil filter. Unlike the V6, the V8 is on the underside of the engine, making it necessary to remove the belly pan. So you get that off, and the filter barely has any room to fit a wrench in to remove it. I couldn't use my normal wrench/socket, so I had to use an old fashioned bar with the 27mm socket attached. What a pain! Other than that, it went well. I put in 7 quarts as per the manual suggests. After taking it off the ramps and parking it in the garage, I noticed some fresh oil (a few drops) on the floor. I tightened up the plug some more and no more oil. Hopefully I didn't over tighten the plug too much. I tightened it pretty good. Other than that, what is the small o ring for?
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I changed the oil for the first time on my V8 Borrego. All went well except it is a pain to get the filter out. First of all, they couldn't have chosen a worse spot to put the oil filter. Unlike the V6, the V8 is on the underside of the engine, making it necessary to remove the belly pan. So you get that off, and the filter barely has any room to fit a wrench in to remove it. I couldn't use my normal wrench/socket, so I had to use an old fashioned bar with the 27mm socket attached. What a pain! Other than that, it went well. I put in 7 quarts as per the manual suggests. After taking it off the ramps and parking it in the garage, I noticed some fresh oil (a few drops) on the floor. I tightened up the plug some more and no more oil. Hopefully I didn't over tighten the plug too much. I tightened it pretty good. Other than that, what is the small o ring for?
There are two O rings that need to be replaced on the filter cartridge holder. The smaller one fits on the stem. I appears you didn't replace the smaller one, but as long as you left the original smaller one on the cartridge holder, not that big a deal unless you go a lot of miles between oil changes.
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There are two O rings that need to be replaced on the filter cartridge holder. The smaller one fits on the stem. I appears you didn't replace the smaller one, but as long as you left the original smaller one on the cartridge holder, not that big a deal unless you go a lot of miles between oil changes.
I couldn't find any place to put the smaller o ring. I searched the cartridge holder and couldn't see anywhere for that to go. All that I saw was the round thing that holds the cartridge in place. Oh well. Next time.
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I couldn't find any place to put the smaller o ring. I searched the cartridge holder and couldn't see anywhere for that to go. All that I saw was the round thing that holds the cartridge in place. Oh well. Next time.
This is from a different vehicle, but similar I think.

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The v8 must be a different set up. There isn't anything like what the picture shows. I put everything back how it was with the new filter and couldn't find any place for the small o ring. Oh well. If anyone with a v8 knows the answer, let me know.
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I was told by a mechanic that changes oil at Kia Mall of Georgia last Thursday that the small O ring is not used with the V8. It is only used with the V6 Borrego which has a stem to put the O ring on (like in the picture). He also said that the other O rings are included with the filters because the filters are used on different vehicles.
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