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AKAIK, the oil that comes from the factory is Total Quartz.
Kia Partnership |Total Lubricants

I personally use Pennzoil Ultra Platinum. Very good test results from various sources that compared to Mobil1, Castrol, etc.
interesting video..i've never heard of Total oil

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interesting video..i've never heard of Total oil
I think that the oil that KIA corp. buys is about the lowest bid for their spec.
Few dealerships use KIA oil, in their service dept's, they just buy 55gal's at a time of what ever they want.
You folks might want to take a look at this report I know I found it interesting.
https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/201...-test-ranking/
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Hey, man, thanks a ton for posting that. I go along with every single thing he said, and thanks to that data I have selected Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-30 as the oil for my SX. One of my primary considerations was high-temperature cook-off because of the hot turbo bearing and the Pennzoil was at the top of the 5w-30s and most other oils. It also has a high anti-wear rating. And, most importantly, I can get it at Wal Mart!
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I called my dealership to make an appointment to get the oil changed in my SX, and was told that it would cost $34.95 plus tax. I questioned if this was full full synthetic and was told that they don't have a Kia where the manufacturer recommends the a full synthetic. Since I would never run anything but full synthetic in a turbocharged engine, I took it to Jiffy Lube and got Pennsoil Premium full synthetic.

Has anyone else run into the dealer not recommending full synthetic for their SX?

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AKAIK, the oil that comes from the factory is Total Quartz.
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I think you're right. I have a 2014 Sportage and in the owners manual, there is a picture of the Total logo on the page where it states the oil viscosities.
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I called my dealership to make an appointment to get the oil changed in my SX, and was told that it would cost $34.95 plus tax. I questioned if this was full full synthetic and was told that they don't have a Kia where the manufacturer recommends the a full synthetic. Since I would never run anything but full synthetic in a turbocharged engine, I took it to Jiffy Lube and got Pennsoil Premium full synthetic.

Has anyone else run into the dealer not recommending full synthetic for their SX?

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Yes, your dealer was right and mine said the same. They did my free change with syn-blend. I took it to them because of the free change and they had to do a small fix on the moon roof side seal as well as the AC program update. That oil will get me to March when I hope to do my first home change on it. I have to buy a set of ramps which will allow me to do my SX and my wife's Odyssey here. I may still decide to take them to a shop for the change if I can find one that will use my oil and filter.
BTW, don't put too much stock in that dealer recommendation. You're dealing with an agenda here, not what's best for the car. KIA does not want to recommend anything 'premium' or 'extra' but it doesn't take much sense to know that a turbo engine will benefit from high-quality synthetic engine oil if only for the life of the turbine bearing and oil seals, and in fact there are many more benefits. But, if you had to use a syn-blend and change it a little more frequently, say six months or 5000 miles, you're still going to get good service out of the engine.
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I just did my first change at 2500 miles. Penzoil Platinum is what I use. meets all the oem specs and costs 22.50 for a 5qt jugg at wallmart. personally, I found it held up a lot better than mobil one on my evo's.

Don't have to remove the belly plate, there are two access pannels to remove, one with 2 10mm and one with 3 10mm. My filter was a PITA to get off and it left the rubber gasket on the filter plate, so do pay attention and make sure you get the gasket off with the old filter.

Make your life simple and get a fumoto quick valve, you will love it.
Isn't that considerably early to change your oil? I was told to change it at 6,500 miles or something like that.

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Recommended interval is 7500 miles. I'd go every 5k but that's just me.
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Isn't that considerably early to change your oil? I was told to change it at 6,500 miles or something like that.
Read your manual. I can't speak for the 2017's but for the first change on a 2014 SX my manual shows 3,000mi and I believe 5000mi after that. I use the factory severe duty interval which stays with 3000mi's
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The 2017 OM suggests 7500mi or 6 months... well it's been over 6 months at just at 4k

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