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I have a 2009 Kia Sportage 2.7L LX and I would like to know what brands you personally use in your Sportage.

What:
Oil & Filter
Antifreeze
Transmission Fluid
Lube Oil
etc...

Also do you use any additives such as ones for fuel?


Thanks! :)
 

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Oil, any brand synthetic, 5W40 Have only used Castrol, Mobil and Valvoline.
Oil Filter, OEM or Ryco only
Transmission - nulon synthetic
Differential/Transfer case - nulon synthetic.
Antifreeze - no idea, it was green.
 

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Oil-Schaeffer
Filters- Wix only
trans- Valvoline
antifreeze- schaeffer 258 clean and cool
fuel additive- schaeffer 131 Neutra fuel stabilizer
 

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Use what your manual states to, there is no reason to use anything else Period......
 

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Manual is a recommendation and not a law. Freedom of choice and convenience are important too. And, not everyone has a dealer next door to them. Not much I can do if their parts department is closed when the local autopart store is open.

ATF+4 for automatics. Napa carries Eneos SP here. Valvoline recently released a new full synthetic import multivehicle ATF, since my preferred boutique ATFs have gotten too expensive.
Pentosin 11 or 202 for the PSF.
Zerex Asian for the coolant.
Any full synthetic oil in a weight that matches weather conditions or driving style.
Any brand oil and air filters from local autopart stores. Dealer is in the same town and gives me a discount so I'll grab OE sometimes.
 

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I did not mean "Kia" fluids, anything that meets what they are asking for is what I was saying. You don't need a dealer for fluids, or to meet the the specs that your manual is asking for.

Like why use 15w40 if the sportage is calling for 5w20.
 

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Manual states that. Or the oil cap most likely has the grade oil you need.
Or post this in the sorento forum for a better response.
 

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What Im using right now

2006 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L

Oil - AMSOil SAE 5W-20 Signature Series 100% Synthetic Motor Oil
Oil Filter - AMSOil Ea Oil Filter EA15K20
Manual Transmission Fluid - AMSOil Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90
 

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I did not mean "Kia" fluids, anything that meets what they are asking for is what I was saying. You don't need a dealer for fluids, or to meet the the specs that your manual is asking for.

Like why use 15w40 if the sportage is calling for 5w20.
I did the 15w-40 thing for a while, and it cost me about 2mpg!
 
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