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Kia Stinger Oil Thread

KiaFan

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Kia Stinger Oil Weight
3.3 T-GDI - 5W-30, 5W-40 or Above
3.3 T-GDI - ACEA A5 or Above
2.0 T-GDI - 0W-30, 5W-30, 5W-40 or Above
2.0 T-GDI - ACEA C2 or Above

Kia Stinger Filters
Kia Stinger Oil Filter Part

Kia Stinger Oil Brands
What's your favorite oil brand?

3.3 T-GDI Oil Volume
7.92 US qt.

2.0 T-GDI Oil Volume
6.02 US qt.


Kia Stinger Oil Information, Kia Stinger Oil Volume, Kia Stinger Oil Capacity
 
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Interesting Kia spec'd a ACEA-C2 oil for the 2.0L. That oil is designed for DPF's (diesels) due to it's low ash content.

I bet the Kia dealers here in the US will dump non C2 spec synthetic into the sump.
 

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Is anyone shocked that the v6 takes EIGHT quarts of oil??? LOL

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Probably because Kia is using the oil as secondary cooling system similar to diesels. Water cooling may not be enough for severe duty like track work.
 

MurlinatoR

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Probably because Kia is using the oil as secondary cooling system similar to diesels. Water cooling may not be enough for severe duty like track work.
I think that they also do it because they have a warranty on the power train for 10 years. LOL
 
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I'm not sure how the turbos are lubed and cooled in detail, but turbos are hell on oil because of the extreme heat. By doubling the crankcase capacity and calling for 6K oil changes, that is, in effect, a normal crankcase capacity change at 3K equivalent. In addition the extra volume allows for better cooling of the circulating oil. Both of my Pontiacs with the LS2 and LS96 engines have 9 qt. deep sumps. I'm still not sure on what change intervals I'll use. I'm also not sure what oil. I've used Mobil 1 in both my LS's but I'm not familiar with the Kia specs so I have to do some research on that.

One thing that does concern me a bit is the hassle to change oil.

First, the filter is a cartridge beneath a plastic cap with a 27mm "nut" on the cap. Is there a Kia filter wrench available to safely remove that without risk of cracking the cap?
Second, I am a bit concerned by the use of plastic underbody covers which are held by four or five bolts and a couple of plastic push-pins. The bolts appear to be recessed a bit, but the push pins are not and might be subject to shearing when driving over ice and snow, or low clearance driveways or high center off-roads (which I try like heck to avoid.) They are also at risk from contact with the oil which is hard on plastics.

EDIT: OK, just read up on oil. Kia 3.3 wants ILSAC GF-4 or better. Mobil 1 5-30W is ILSAC GF-5, so that's where I'm going.
 
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First, the filter is a cartridge beneath a plastic cap with a 27mm "nut" on the cap. Is there a Kia filter wrench available to safely remove that without risk of cracking the cap?
I was curious about this as well after watching the video of the oil change. Is there a special tool or socket that kia uses? I found this on amazon, which should work, but is there something better?
https://www.amazon.com/STEELMAN-956...890334&sr=1-14&keywords=kia+oil+filter+wrench
 
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That looks good -- Kia mentioned, so the filter housings must be very similar if not identical. Thanks [MENTION=187]winningGT[/MENTION].
 
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I bought a Performance Tool 27mm six point socket off of ebay for my Ecoboost oil filter cap. Works great.
 

robz32

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Great info. Thanks.

I think we should start thinking about a replacement aluminum splash shield for the stinger with a small door/opening to gain access to the drain plug with out removing the whole shield. I agree with [MENTION=456]mldavis2[/MENTION] the plastic shields have their days counted as the Stinger sees more street time. Example below.

 
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Looks nice. I can only imagine the mess the first time you take it anywhere to g it it changed. Even the dealership. How many Stingers would they sell to get them consistently back into the service dept how any mechanics would need to muck around with doing a couple before they could do it clean.
 

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I notice the manual says you can use 5w40. I might just have to pick up some rotella t6. On all my other cars I just changed it myself and kept the receipts. I noticed the kia manual specifically says to have the dealer change it.
 
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I notice the manual says you can use 5w40. I might just have to pick up some rotella t6. On all my other cars I just changed it myself and kept the receipts. I noticed the kia manual specifically says to have the dealer change it.
You can use either 5w30 or 5w40, I plan on using 5w40 as well.
 


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