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    Auto Hold vs Idle Stop & Go??

    My car is a 330S. It doesn't have the Auto Hold switch near the Drive Mode knob. I haven't seen an Auto Hold switch anywhere. If I hadn't seen "Auto Hold" light up on the tacho, I'd have remained totally unaware that such a thing existed. As far as I am aware, there are two things I can do...
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    Auto Hold vs Idle Stop & Go??

    DJT: Why do I have to stop doing that? Do you think that I'm hitting the hand brake before the car has stopped? Just to clarify, I am activating the hand brake after the car has stopped. Let's know if we've misunderstood each other. I have no idea why the Auto Hold light came on. When I...
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    Auto Hold vs Idle Stop & Go??

    Guys, Driving my Stinger yesterday, I noticed a light on the tacho that said "Auto Hold". I had no idea what it meant. I'm still not too sure. Checking for info on Auto Hold, I've now encountered another term: Idle Stop & Go. What's the difference between Auto Hold Idle Stop & Go? I...
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    Stinger Burn Out Switch DIY

    Fair comment Jamesc. And if the plan is to sell a car, make sure you remove the windscreen washer bottle from the boot BEFORE prospective buyers turn up for a test drive. :ROFLMAO: Back in the 90's, I was enjoying a drive through the winding roads of the Mt Dandenongs when I detected...
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    Stinger Burn Out Switch DIY

    A work mate needed a car for his wife. He found a Datsun 240K in the classifieds and rocked up for a test drive. He spied a windscreen washer bottle in the boot and asked the seller what it did. The goose who was trying to sell the car stated that it squirted DIESEL onto the two rear tyres to...
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    2021 Stinger is looking really sweet

    In Australia they're talking about the same 3.3L engine with (wait for it) another 2kws. WOW??? They WILL NOT entice me to trade up for another 2 kws. The 3.5L engine with circa 300 kws (similar to the next WRX STI) might make it worth updating to the new Stinger. It's so DANG hard to...
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    Radiator Stop Leak OK?

    Thanks guys. I see no loss of fluid and the November service will rock around soon enough. I will raise the issue with my local deal then. But if anybody has any info on the issue it'd be nice to know. Does Kia poke around this web site to determine customer concerns? PAH
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    Radiator Stop Leak OK?

    Guys, My 2019 Stinger V6 has done a mere 5500 kms. It's not yet been back to Kia for its 12 months service. I can smell glycol coolant. Others on this site have noticed the coolant smell and raised the issue with Kia and the results it seems have been mixed. There's no evidence of a...
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    Fuel mileage

    I've seen a best figure of 6.8 L/100 kms. That's 34.6 MPG (US) or 41.5 MPG (UK). I didn't think to take a photo. The car achieved this figure driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway. It's a 4 lane highway from end to end so there's no need to use heaps of throttle when...
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    Windscreen Wipers: How to turn off auto operation?

    DJL. Thanks for that useful info. That sets me for an experiment. If I apply car polish or Rainex to that area of the windscreen it might prevent beads of water ... and that might slow the wiper frequency down. I'll give it a try.
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    Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

    Top Shelf premium fuel becomes a MUST with most after market tunes. The fact that Kia sets up Stingers to run on 91 RON leaves plenty of room for the Tune Houses to alter factory settings to boost power. The big issues with an aftermarket tune are (of course) the possible loss of warranty...
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    Windscreen Wipers: How to turn off auto operation?

    DJL. Thanks again for your help. You could be right. Mine's the 330S poverty pack. The reason that I suspected that I might be able to turn off the auto function is that an LCD on the dash shows AUTO ON-OFF when I turn the wipers to intermittent. That's probably not proof that I can turn...
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    Windscreen Wipers: How to turn off auto operation?

    Guys: I',m trying to figure out how to turn off the auto function on my windscreen wipers. I've read the Owner Manual (pp. 4-130 to 4-133) and I can't see any info at all relating to switching from auto mode to manual mode. When I adjust the speed of the intermittent wipers, I see the dash...
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    Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

    Anything that vaguely smells like gas? That'd be 87 RON wouldn't it? 91 RON is the entry level petrol in Australia. Our mid spec premium is 95 RON and the top shelf premium is 98 RON. I'd be happy to see 91 RON scrapped and the 95 RON made the entry level. That should stop the Oil Co's...
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    Can I listen to the radio with the engine off?

    Agreed. It's not new. But remains an annoyance. I can understand the need for a ding if the car is moving. But why interrupt those listening to music in a PARKED car?


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