Recent Topics
Small engine - oil additive?
by Errtt. 10/19/18 08:48 AM
Can't align text
by Spetz. 10/19/18 08:48 AM
Difference between GL4 and GL4+ ??
by FordCapriDriver. 10/19/18 07:29 AM
Something Funny Going On w/ New Electric Meter
by LoneRanger. 10/19/18 07:22 AM
TGMO 0W-20, 10,300 mi, 282,000 on 2012 Elantra
by schuylkill. 10/19/18 05:14 AM
Lowest W grade oil
by OilUzer. 10/19/18 04:50 AM
ST Conventional SN Plus
by motorguy222. 10/19/18 02:42 AM
schaefferoil or Amsoil
by s2krunner. 10/19/18 02:29 AM
Pennzoil conventional oil meets api sn plus
by chris_84. 10/18/18 11:45 PM
TGMO in new Honda turbos?
by BTLew81. 10/18/18 11:26 PM
'02 Explorer Sport Trac: 302k mile update
by 14Accent. 10/18/18 10:43 PM
BMW 335 Quick Coolant Change
by antonmnster. 10/18/18 09:58 PM
190k miles
by Marco620. 10/18/18 09:56 PM
tire rotation/jack location
by mobilaltima. 10/18/18 09:23 PM
Apparently I'm not allowed to...
by BMWTurboDzl. 10/18/18 08:41 PM
2014 Cruze 2.0, AMSOIL DHD 7k miles 68k total
by Rat407. 10/18/18 08:32 PM
Newest Members
Whyssosseriouss, TNflash, The74impala, Ryan1122, ston123
66244 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
73 registered members (badduxx, b1amgm47, 1bioguy, A310, 64bawagon, 9 invisible), 1,673 guests, and 32 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics292,172
Posts4,875,371
Members66,244
Most Online2,494
Oct 17th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 9 1 2 9
Oil for new 18 Stinger GT #4705851
03/24/18 09:38 PM
03/24/18 09:38 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Cincinnati
Spdfrk1990 Offline OP
Spdfrk1990  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Cincinnati
The manual says you can use 5w40 or 5w30 in the TTV6. I was thinking about going with the thicker 5W40 but not sure which brand to go with. Plan to do the first change around 1k miles. I liked the 0w40 castrol I used in my Subaru but I dont like to stray from what is in the manual.


Last edited by Spdfrk1990; 03/24/18 09:44 PM.

18 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4x4 V6 | Mobil 1 5w30 EP
18 KIA Stinger GT AWD Limited Edition Sunset Yellow
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705877
03/24/18 10:06 PM
03/24/18 10:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,220
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
Reddy45  Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,220
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Pretty crazy that they'd let you use 20W50 in a 2018 vehicle as long as you lived in some place like Florida.

Seems like you'll be fine with any of the majors (Mobil1, Pennzoil, Castrol)

Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705892
03/24/18 10:28 PM
03/24/18 10:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,130
US-WA
Dyusik Offline
Dyusik  Offline
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,130
US-WA
Wow, didn't know car companies still used a proper oil viscosity chart.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 100K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 20K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 33k PP MIX, NG7047
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705893
03/24/18 10:31 PM
03/24/18 10:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 364
Indy
69Torino Offline
69Torino  Offline
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 364
Indy
I just got back from Stinger training a couple months ago. This engine will be hard on oil. Either 0W-40 or 5W-40 would be my choice, and my dealership puts Valvoline Synthetic in everything. It's proven it's worth to me over the years.

1,000 miles is plenty for break-in. Don't be nice to it either, break it in in the same manner you plan on driving it daily.

And please let it idle for a bit before you shut it down if you have been driving it hard. It has "turbofolds", I.E. the turbos are the manifolds. They bolt straight to the cylinder head. They did this for real estate (or lack of) purposes. Space is tight and things get hot. If you run it hard and shut it down, without giving oil a chance to cool the turbo shaft bushings, deposits will build up from the oil sitting on the hot bushing and cooking. Bushed turbos aren't very forgiving to this abuse. (Vs ball bearing)

Enjoy the car, they're pretty cool. Have you tried out the launch control yet?


1969 Ford Torino GT 390 Auto
2003 Mercury Marauder
1992 Mercury Capri Convertible
2005 Ford Freestyle
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
2015 Kia Optima
1947 Ford 2N
1978 Honda XL75
Plus Other Stuff...
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705906
03/24/18 10:44 PM
03/24/18 10:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,559
Oregon
1JZ_E46 Offline
1JZ_E46  Offline
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,559
Oregon
I LOVE the new Stinger GT. You can really see the BMW design elements come through. I would go with a proper ACEA A3/B4 0/5W-40 with 229.5, A40, and LL-01 manufacturer approval specifications. Congrats on the purchase!


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: EDGE 0W-30
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705919
03/24/18 10:56 PM
03/24/18 10:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 99
Maryland
malibuguy79 Offline
malibuguy79  Offline
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 99
Maryland
Id run the 5w40 for regular driving. If you plan to run it hard and often (like track days)...definitely go a step or two heavier.

On a past turbo car i ran 5w30 during the winter months when I wasnt racing often and 15-40 during 3/4 of the year for racing


Greg...the exhaust guy
I have a 10 Yaris, 97 Tercel 1nzfe swap coming, 82 Malibu 1uzfe swap in progress, 84 Bonneville street/strip car
She has 18 Fit and 01 Forester
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705924
03/24/18 11:05 PM
03/24/18 11:05 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,565
The land of USA-made Subies!
SubieRubyRoo Online content
SubieRubyRoo  Online Content
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,565
The land of USA-made Subies!
Motul ester 5w40

Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705932
03/24/18 11:17 PM
03/24/18 11:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 18,941
PNW
ZeeOSix Offline
ZeeOSix  Offline
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 18,941
PNW
KIA engineers know what's required to protect an engine that's probably going to be ran hard.

Be sure to drive it backwards (on a closed track of course) really fast to make yourself younger.

Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: 69Torino] #4705934
03/24/18 11:20 PM
03/24/18 11:20 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 18,941
PNW
ZeeOSix Offline
ZeeOSix  Offline
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 18,941
PNW
Originally Posted By: 69Torino
I just got back from Stinger training a couple months ago. This engine will be hard on oil.


Did they go over anything about the engine's design with respect to what oil viscosity they recommended ... ie, like bearing clearances, oil temperature, oil coolers used, etc?

Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705939
03/24/18 11:22 PM
03/24/18 11:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,335
Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
JohnnyJohnson  Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,335
Wet side WA
That Steven Tyler guy looks really great for being 79 doesn't he.


2004 Corolla 125400
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705942
03/24/18 11:25 PM
03/24/18 11:25 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,102
Maricopa, AZ
dave1251 Offline
dave1251  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,102
Maricopa, AZ
Any current API certified 5W-40. Or GC 0W30.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705943
03/24/18 11:29 PM
03/24/18 11:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 4,813
New Zealand
Silk Offline
Silk  Offline
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 4,813
New Zealand
Kia NZ are supplying Total 5W-30 for their cars, Stinger included.


1987 BMW R65 - Penrite V Twin 20/50
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4705952
03/24/18 11:40 PM
03/24/18 11:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,220
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Reddy45 Offline
Reddy45  Offline
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,220
Where the wind comes sweepin'
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
That Steven Tyler guy looks really great for being 79 doesn't he.


I thought that was Mickey Rourke.

Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: 69Torino] #4705978
03/25/18 12:47 AM
03/25/18 12:47 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Cincinnati
Spdfrk1990 Offline OP
Spdfrk1990  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Cincinnati
Thanks. I have not tried launch control yet as I have been following the manual on the break-in procedure. I love the car though and its driving dynamics. Fits me like a glove as well.


18 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4x4 V6 | Mobil 1 5w30 EP
18 KIA Stinger GT AWD Limited Edition Sunset Yellow
Re: Oil for new 18 Stinger GT [Re: Spdfrk1990] #4705979
03/25/18 12:49 AM
03/25/18 12:49 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Cincinnati
Spdfrk1990 Offline OP
Spdfrk1990  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 135
Cincinnati
What about rotella t6 which the subarus seemed to like that were hard on oil?


18 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4x4 V6 | Mobil 1 5w30 EP
18 KIA Stinger GT AWD Limited Edition Sunset Yellow
Page 1 of 9 1 2 9

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™