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Hey Guys,

I have a question? A big one at that... I have had some problems finding after market oil filter that fit correctly for my 2004 KIA Sorento LX. I bought a high performance oil filter from a company called Amsoil and I started to get oil leaks. Now I have been using the OEM oil filter but I am using synthetic oil which can has longer drain intervals than the OEM oil filter. I have now found a high performance oil from K&N. I was wondering if anyone has any advise on this particular filter K&N HP1004 or others that have longer change intervals.

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Kia says their OEM filter will last the 7500 miles or 6 months,whichever comes first. Personally,I would never push a filter beyond this point. The K&N HP-1004, the Mobil1 M1-104,and the Purolator Pure One PL14459 should all work just fine in the range mentioned above. However........if you off-road a lot and **** up a lot of dust where you live............I would change the filter every 3 months or 3000 miles. The Amsoil filter you said was leaking........was it loose or what? I am curious about that. Was it a SDF-20?
ps: if you changed your own oil the first time....you probobly remember thinking that an 800 pond gorilla put the original Hyundai/Kia filter on! It was a bear to break loose and it left the gasket stuck to the engine flange on mine. Maybe that's why Kia screwed it on so tight....to stop leaks.
 

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Hi, I just bought a 2004 Sorento for my daughter. It was the dealer demo with 3K on it and every option they have, even heated leather seats, we will sure need them here in Florida. Anyway I plan to use Redline Synthetic Oil changing the filter every 5k and oil and filter every 10k, does that sound OK to ya'll? We haven't received the manual yet so can someone tell me what weight oil it uses and how much oil. Thanks B)
 

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I think that changing the oil every 10k miles is a bit too long. Kia recomends changing the oil in the sorento every 7500 miles. If you are in a dusty area change it more often.

Without filter change......4.22 quarts
With filter change...........4.54 quarts

When you do get your manual you will see a chart on page 7-73 showing what weight oil you should use according to the temperature in your area.
 

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I have heard that synthetic gets as dirty as in the same amount of time as regular oil. Just check the oil every now and then. Im sure you will know when it needs to be changed.

Is your dealer getting you a owners maual??
 

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Yes, he said they are on backorder. I have never used synthetic oil in the engine before but I think I will give it a shot on this car. I do use synthetic in all the running gear on my Ram and it is great there.
 

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Originally posted by Jerry R@Feb 27 2005, 10:11 AM
Hi, I just bought a 2004 Sorento for my daughter. It was the dealer demo with 3K on it and every option they have, even heated leather seats, we will sure need them here in Florida. Anyway I plan to use Redline Synthetic Oil changing the filter every 5k and oil and filter every 10k, does that sound OK to ya'll? We haven't received the manual yet so can someone tell me what weight oil it uses and how much oil. Thanks B)

I would not push oil 10k down here in florida, During the winter our air is very dry and dusty and harsh on the oil. Along with a higher ambient temperture during the summer tends to eat oil fast. 5k oil/filter would be better.

Kias reccomended 7500 is under optimal conditions i wouldnt trust it tho.
 

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i have been a mechanic all of my life......but i'am gettin old and lazzzy. i just came in from outside could not see the engine oil filter , i guess the skid plates have to come off ?
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Yes the skid plate has to come off. I found this out when one day I though I had an oil leak so I took it to the dealer. They said whoever just changed your oil didnt completely remove the skid plate out of the way and got oil on the back side of it. It wasnt an oil leak it was old oil dripping off of the plate. But yes you will have to remove it to do it properly or you will end up like me. Thinking you have an oil leak.
 
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