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Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino #4644144
01/23/18 03:55 PM
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Kendall, FL
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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.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD: Mobil Super Synthetic 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644147
01/23/18 03:59 PM
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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


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644148
01/23/18 04:00 PM
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I would wager most people don't change the oil this often. I'm a gambling man.

Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644163
01/23/18 04:47 PM
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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.
Most BITOG advice is little more than regurgitating marketing claims from non professionals in the automotive field.


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Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: maverickfhs] #4644165
01/23/18 04:49 PM
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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!


2007 Ford Fusion 232,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 55K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and MC LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644186
01/23/18 05:23 PM
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It doesn’t take much to get a vehicle far. Maintenance and how you drive.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644247
01/23/18 06:32 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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Except for the sub 8k mile oci and no UOA, this is Dnewton's kind of thread. wink


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD: Mobil Super Synthetic 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644297
01/23/18 07:29 PM
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Are the 2010s GDI? I thought they were the Theta II world engine with port injection?


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Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644303
01/23/18 07:36 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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Yes, it's GDi


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD: Mobil Super Synthetic 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644316
01/23/18 07:48 PM
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Says something about KIA though ... Well built smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644329
01/23/18 08:05 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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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


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD: Mobil Super Synthetic 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644333
01/23/18 08:08 PM
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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.

Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644337
01/23/18 08:15 PM
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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.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: wemay] #4644359
01/23/18 08:31 PM
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Cool story. Thanks for sharing. Certainly like to hear things like this when I own the same engine!


'18 Cadillac ATS AWD, 2.0L T-GDI, 5500, Factory Fill/Filter, his (lease)
'17 Elantra, 2.0L, 22,500, QS Ult. 0w20 w/ FU, hers (lease)
Re: Neighbor's '10 Kia Optima 2.4 GDi, 200k on dino [Re: Throt] #4644364
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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...


18 Sonata SEL 2.4-8k
HK Syn 5w30 & OEM
16 Santa Fe Sport AWD 2.4-63k
Cam2 SynBlend 5w30 & OEM
09 Silverado LT 4x4 4.8-101k
Castrol GTX HM 5w30 & Fram



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