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#4644144 - 01/23/18 02:55 PM Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino
wemay Online   happy


Registered: 04/04/12
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No question, just an anectodal story of an avg joe.

My neighbor asked if I'd pick him up from the Kia dealership while his Optima got serviced. On the drive back i asked what work was being done...
•2nd tranny fluid change
•2nd coolant flush
•An oil change

"Second fluid change for tranny and coolant? How many miles on this car?"
He said, 209k. I also asked about oil (of course i would), he said the car gets oil changes done at nearby, Valvoline, Jiffy Lube and Firestone. He only goes when there's a $19.99 Conventional oil special and changes it 3 to 4 times a year using whatever's in the manual. I didn't give him any bitog advise seeing as the man knows what he's doing and it's worked all these years. So much for "Noack, dexos, synthetics or high octane smile

I'd wager this is how 95% of world approaches their maintenance.
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#4644147 - 01/23/18 02:59 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Posts: 1991
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: wemay
No question, just an anectodal story of an avg joe.

My neighbor asked if I'd pick him up from the Kia dealership while his Optima got serviced. On the drive back i asked what work was being done...
•2nd tranny fluid change
•2nd coolant flush
•An oil change

"Second fluid change for tranny and coolant? How many miles on this car?"
He said, 209k. I also asked about oil (of course i would), he said the car gets oil changes done at nearby, Valvoline, Jiffy Lube and Firestone. He only goes when there's a $19.99 Conventional oil special and changes it 3 to 4 times a year using whatever's in the manual. I didn't give him any bitog advise seeing as the man knows what he's doing and it's worked all these years. So much for "Noack, dexos, synthetics or high octane smile

I'd wager this is how 95% of world approaches their maintenance.


Well said and majority of them will still hit 200-300k on their vehicles, no problem.

Without even knowing they have ATF/PS Fluid/Coolant and Brake fluid too, not just an engine oil smile
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#4644148 - 01/23/18 03:00 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1345
Loc: Toronto Canada
I would wager most people don't change the oil this often. I'm a gambling man.

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#4644163 - 01/23/18 03:47 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10974
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: wemay
No question, just an anectodal story of an avg joe.

My neighbor asked if I'd pick him up from the Kia dealership while his Optima got serviced. On the drive back i asked what work was being done...
•2nd tranny fluid change
•2nd coolant flush
•An oil change

"Second fluid change for tranny and coolant? How many miles on this car?"
He said, 209k. I also asked about oil (of course i would), he said the car gets oil changes done at nearby, Valvoline, Jiffy Lube and Firestone. He only goes when there's a $19.99 Conventional oil special and changes it 3 to 4 times a year using whatever's in the manual. I didn't give him any bitog advise seeing as the man knows what he's doing and it's worked all these years. So much for "Noack, dexos, synthetics or high octane smile

I'd wager this is how 95% of world approaches their maintenance.
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#4644165 - 01/23/18 03:49 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13661
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: wemay
No question, just an anectodal story of an avg joe.

My neighbor asked if I'd pick him up from the Kia dealership while his Optima got serviced. On the drive back i asked what work was being done...
•2nd tranny fluid change
•2nd coolant flush
•An oil change

"Second fluid change for tranny and coolant? How many miles on this car?"
He said, 209k. I also asked about oil (of course i would), he said the car gets oil changes done at nearby, Valvoline, Jiffy Lube and Firestone. He only goes when there's a $19.99 Conventional oil special and changes it 3 to 4 times a year using whatever's in the manual. I didn't give him any bitog advise seeing as the man knows what he's doing and it's worked all these years. So much for "Noack, dexos, synthetics or high octane smile

I'd wager this is how 95% of world approaches their maintenance.


Well said and majority of them will still hit 200-300k on their vehicles, no problem.

Without even knowing they have ATF/PS Fluid/Coolant and Brake fluid too, not just an engine oil smile


And with 20wt oil to boot!
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#4644186 - 01/23/18 04:23 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 06/12/05
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Loc: North Texas
It doesn’t take much to get a vehicle far. Maintenance and how you drive.
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#4644247 - 01/23/18 05:32 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Except for the sub 8k mile oci and no UOA, this is Dnewton's kind of thread. wink
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#4644297 - 01/23/18 06:29 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Are the 2010s GDI? I thought they were the Theta II world engine with port injection?
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#4644303 - 01/23/18 06:36 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Yes, it's GDi
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#4644316 - 01/23/18 06:48 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Says something about KIA though ... Well built smile
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#4644329 - 01/23/18 07:05 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Apologies, his is a 2011 bought late in 2010. I asked when he bought it and assumed that was the model year. But yes, definitely GDi 2.4L
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#4644333 - 01/23/18 07:08 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10163
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: wemay
•2nd tranny fluid change
•2nd coolant flush
•An oil change


He's done a good job at maintaining it. Most driver's with that year/mileage would still be on the original FF for the trans/coolant.

That year does have a major recall for the engine. I wonder if he's aware of that and hopefully he checks the oil level often.

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#4644337 - 01/23/18 07:15 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Over 200k miles in a GDI engine possibly with 20 weight oil. That’s sure to ruin some people’s supper here. And it’s a Kia to boot.

Good maintenance does wonders.
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#4644359 - 01/23/18 07:31 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay]
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Posts: 905
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Cool story. Thanks for sharing. Certainly like to hear things like this when I own the same engine!
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#4644364 - 01/23/18 07:36 PM Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: Throt]
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Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 1161
Loc: SE Ohio
Originally Posted By: Throt
Cool story. Thanks for sharing. Certainly like to hear things like this when I own the same engine!


Same here, two of them! That i'd like to see go for some miles...
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