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#4642377 - 01/21/18 09:12 PM Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40
timur38 Offline


Registered: 01/21/18
Posts: 8
Loc: Santa Clara
Hi everyone, I recently picked up a new car and plan to start using 5w-40 with OCI up to 5k miles. Kia dealer will do all the oil changes I will bring my oil. Can you please advise me what approved oils can I use that meet at least the following specs ACEA A5, ACEA A3, API SM, ILSAC GF-4. After reading the forum I'm thinking about Pennzoil Platinum Euro SAE 5W-40 or Amsoil European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil but I'm not sure if they are good and approved for my car.
Thanks!

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#4642392 - 01/21/18 09:36 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
rooflessVW Online   content


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4050
Loc: North Carolina
Just pick up one of the Euro 0W-40 oils from Mobil, Pennzoil, Castrol, or Valvoline.

All are A3/B4 with a ton of other tough approvals.
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#4642417 - 01/21/18 10:38 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
WhizkidTN Offline


Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 491
Loc: E. Tennessee
I have the '12 Optima SX 2.0L (tuned and all). See my signature line for what I run now. I think the PP would be fine as well. Just seems that the Castrol Edge fits the bill for me.
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>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
Her's: '14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - 2.5L NA (66K)
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#4642419 - 01/21/18 10:41 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 472
Loc: Texas (south)
Go 0w40
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#4642481 - 01/22/18 01:36 AM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8893
Loc: Southeast Florida
I'm now buying STP Euro 5W-40 (ACEA A3-B4 / API SN) from Auto Zone, for our 2.0T SFS. $26 for 5qts. AZ often has combo sales where this oil plus a M1 or STP Extended Life oil filter will cost $29
For a viscosity in the Owners Manual, can't beat it.





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#4642788 - 01/22/18 11:02 AM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14288
Loc: Canada
Any 5W-40 or 0W-40 would work well, as others have said.
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#4651643 - 01/30/18 11:06 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
timur38 Offline


Registered: 01/21/18
Posts: 8
Loc: Santa Clara
I can't use 0w-40 because it's not approved for my engine and I'd like to maintain 10 years warranty. What is the best oil out of 5w-40? Thanks


Edited by timur38 (01/30/18 11:06 PM)

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#4651707 - 01/31/18 04:01 AM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24586
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w-40 you suggested would work just fine, being A3/B4 and the current API specification.
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#4651882 - 01/31/18 09:42 AM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
jgscott Offline


Registered: 11/16/17
Posts: 55
Loc: Georgia
I had a Thread about this same Kia Optima and motor. 2015 model. I was advised to make sure I was using a Dexos 1 Gen 2 because of the LSPI issues with those motors?
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#4651973 - 01/31/18 11:08 AM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Georgia
Is there a widely available ACEA A5 oil in the USA?
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#4652087 - 01/31/18 01:06 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: Charlie2015]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
Is there a widely available ACEA A5 oil in the USA?


Offhand, I know that Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 is A5/B5...I'm sure there are plenty of others.
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#4652107 - 01/31/18 01:24 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: Charlie2015]
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Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 8893
Loc: Southeast Florida
Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
Is there a widely available ACEA A5 oil in the USA?


Only PP and VFS (per their website). I wouldn't concern myself too much concerning that recommendation, where A5/B5 is referened, they also say "or above". That can be interpreted many ways, i.e., as A1/B1 or A3/B4 as far as the average consumer that cares very little about oil is concerned. Nor do they offer an explanation.
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#4652135 - 01/31/18 01:57 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: wemay]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: wemay
Originally Posted By: Charlie2015
Is there a widely available ACEA A5 oil in the USA?

Only PP and VFS (per their website). I wouldn't concern myself too much concerning that recommendation, where A5/B5 is referened, they also say "or above". That can be interpreted many ways, i.e., as A1/B1 or A3/B4 as far as the average consumer that cares very little about oil is concerned. Nor do they offer an explanation.

I didn't realize they were so rare here...thanks for the correction!
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#4652300 - 01/31/18 04:19 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: jgscott]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: jgscott
I had a Thread about this same Kia Optima and motor. 2015 model. I was advised to make sure I was using a Dexos 1 Gen 2 because of the LSPI issues with those motors?


The OPer started off by saying he wanted to run a 5W40, so I didn't see a point in bringing up d1G2 as that grade is not covered by that standard.
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2014 Forester XT, 80500 miles
Last Change;
Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

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#4652606 - 01/31/18 08:50 PM Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38]
timur38 Offline


Registered: 01/21/18
Posts: 8
Loc: Santa Clara
I changed oil to PP 5w-40 few days ago and immediately noticed engine rattling at cord start. I also read that PP is not the best oil for the money. I plan to change it to motul 8100 X-cess 5W-40 and send it to the lab next time. If the results are good I will stick with that oil. Otherwise, I will try Amsoil 5w-40 AFL. Thanks.

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