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Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 #4642377
01/21/18 10:12 PM
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timur38 Offline OP
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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!

Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4642392
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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.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4642417
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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.


His: '12 Kia Optima SX - 2.0L GDI Twin-Scroll Turbo [Tuned] (74K)
>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
Her's: '14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - 2.5L NA (70K)
>EDGE 0W-20, Fram XG6607
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4642419
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Go 0w40


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4642481
01/22/18 02:36 AM
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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.







'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD: Mobil Super Synthetic 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4642788
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Any 5W-40 or 0W-40 would work well, as others have said.


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 132k miles.
M1 EP 10W-30; OEM Kia filter.
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4651643
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timur38 Offline OP
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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

Last edited by timur38; 01/31/18 12:06 AM.
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4651707
01/31/18 05:01 AM
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The Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w-40 you suggested would work just fine, being A3/B4 and the current API specification.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4651882
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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?


*13'Lex ES350 92k/Fram US & Pennzoil Ul HM 0w-20
*06'Honda Civ Cpe 230k/Honda & Honda 5w-20 Blend
*02 Linc LS Sport V8 241k/Ford & Ford 5w-20 Blend
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4651973
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Is there a widely available ACEA A5 oil in the USA?


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: Charlie2015] #4652087
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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.


2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: Charlie2015] #4652107
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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.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD: Mobil Super Synthetic 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: wemay] #4652135
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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!


2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: jgscott] #4652300
01/31/18 05:19 PM
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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.


2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Kia optima sx 2.0 GDI turbo 5w-40 [Re: timur38] #4652606
01/31/18 09:50 PM
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timur38 Offline OP
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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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