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  1. Engine oil gets dirty quick

    3G (2012 - 2017) Rio
    Yes, as others have stated above, a GDi engine will usually darken the oil much quicker than a non-GDi engine. Plus, as ron1004 and dubber09 pointed out above, an oil with a high detergent content will also darken the oil quicker. For more on this, you can check-out this old post of mine: Can...
  2. 2019 Oil Filter Location

    2016+ Sorento
    There is always a decent amount of residual motor oil left in the engine after a drain (it can be as much as 0.5 to 1 quart). Additionally, there is still a thin film of oil coating all the internal surfaces - not to mention FM/AW additives. The bottom line is, there is really no such thing as...
  3. Transmission Fluid Level | Very Subjective

    3G (2012 - 2017) Rio
    Just make sure to do the final level check with the engine running at idle. Otherwise the level will end up being on the low side (almost half a quart lower in my transmission). Richard
  4. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    You should start another thread for this question. ^^^^
  5. Daylight Saving Time Clock not changed

    2003-2010 Sorento Forum
    +1 ^^^^
  6. 2012 Sportage EX transmission, transaxle, fluid change manual says 7.5Q only got 2Q out?

    3G 2011 - 2016 Sportage
    Does your transmission have a dipstick to check the level? If it doesn't, then there should be a level check plug on the side of the case (usually at the front). You need to check and adjust the level to make sure it is at the correct level. You should NOT be guessing. It needs to be checked...
  7. How to check transmission oil level of a automatic sorento

    2003-2010 Sorento Forum
    As others above said, it needs to be checked with engine idling. (This is also true for sealed transmissions incidentally.) It will read higher if the engine is off (which is perfectly normal since more oil will drain into the pan). Some dipstick have two lines - one for "cold" fluid (bottom...
  8. Canadian Service Schedule

    2016+ Sorento
    +3 Your Owner's Manual is your "Bible". I find it kinda funny that they refer to their Dealership service as "Factory Recommended Service". Richard
  9. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    THIS is what I use in all my vehicles, including my Sorento. It is very good oil. Years ago I used to use Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil in my Jeep. It had started consuming about 1/4 to 1/2 a quart between oil drains (I go a very long time between drain however). After I switched to AMSOIL...
  10. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    I don't recommend adding any aftermarket additives to a quality engine oil. They are not needed. For more on this, you can check out my previously posted article: Can I Mix Different Motor Oils (or use Aftermarket Additives) Richard
  11. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Besford, as I said above, go with the 5W-30. It won't hurt anything and might actually help mitigate the oil loss. Richard
  12. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    The main reason car manufacturers (including KIA) have been moving away from higher/thicker viscosities to lower/thinner viscosities is for fuel economy - to meet their CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) ratings. The average person will not notice the difference in fuel economy between the...
  13. Pennzoil Lubrication Limited Warranty: a partial extension to Kia's warranty

    General KIA Non-Model Specific Discussion
    I think those lines I quoted from their "Terms and Conditions " makes it pretty clear... They will cover the cost of an engine repair under their warranty only in cases of an "oil related failure", period. In other words, if it is determined that the use of their oil was the cause of the...
  14. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Switching from a 20 weight to a 30 weight multi-grade oil will NOT do any damage whatsoever to your engine. Anybody that tells you different simply doesn't know what they are talking about I'm afraid. As for what oil grade KIA "recommends" for your specific engine... Your Owner's Manual does...
  15. Long Start

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I hope you're not superstitious! :devilish:
  16. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Before. The reason you want to clean your fuel system (including fuel injectors, combustion chambers, piston tops and rings, etc.) before you drain the oil is because any of the product (which is very potent) that leaks past your piston rings into your oil sump will get drained out when you...
  17. Pennzoil Lubrication Limited Warranty: a partial extension to Kia's warranty

    General KIA Non-Model Specific Discussion
    From their "Terms and Conditions": "SOPUS Products warrants you... that it will repair or replace, at its option and at its expense, the engine parts listed below, that fail on account of engine wear or which experience abnormal wear, because Pennzoil® motor oil failed to provide proper...
  18. Block heater cord

    4G 2016-2018+ Sportage
    Okay, thank you for the pic. I have seen those before... just never on "regular" vehicles like our KIA's. Richard
  19. 2012 2.4L Sorento Excessive Oil Consumption

    2011 - 2013 (XM) Sorento Forum
    Be sure to use the fuel system cleaner before you do the oil change, Run at least 1 or 2 full gas tanks (with the cleaner) close to empty. Then fill up again. Then do your oil change. Richard
  20. Block heater cord

    4G 2016-2018+ Sportage
    I have a 2019 Sorento... It has the exact same type of block heater cord that I've always had on all my other vehicles. So I have no idea what you are talking about. Can you take a picture of it and post it? Richard
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