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What oil type is going in your Kia Stinger? Synthetic, Synthetic Blend or Regular Oil?

What oil type is going in your Kia Stinger? Synthetic, Synthetic Blend or Regular Oil?

  • Regular Oil

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Synthetic Blend Oil

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • Synthetic Oil

    Votes: 37 72.5%
  • Whichever my dealer puts in

    Votes: 4 7.8%

  • Total voters
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#21
The manual says GF-4. All GF-4 oils are full synthetic. The reason is because of the immense heat at the turbo shaft bearing that destroys non-synthetic oil and causes turbo shaft bearing failure. Mobil 1 and other full synthetic oils can stand up to that torture for 6,000 miles without breakdown. Mobil 1 is GF-5 oil and exceeds GF-4 specs. Any GF-4 or GF-5 oil is what you want.
 

myharpoon

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#22
After I do a break-in oil change at 1K (free by dealer) and another at 6K (also by dealer with 50% off with coupon through Costco vehicle purchase program), I will go full synthetic (Lucas Oil) through my local shop's $450 lifetime oil change program.
 
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#23
I'm on my second oil change with full synthetic.
 
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#24
I don?t think I?ll mess with anything that?s not fully synthetic with this level of turbo charging. Not worth it. We paid a lot for these cars. Not worth risking anything for the price difference in oils in my view.


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Badazzla

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#25
Changed Mega turbo syn 0w30(Kia genuiue) 4 times for 20,000km. For me, quite good quality and performance.
Now, I?ve just changed Motul Multi-power performance 5w30, Maybe placebo effect, I think there?s no difference between Mega turbo syn and Motul. Also cheaper than Motul.


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#26
At 496 miles I'm doing my first oil change now. At first I got jugs of Mobile 1 full synthetic 5W-30, but then at the last minute decided to use full-on, old-school, DINO-OIL for its break-in period, to appease the parts of me that believe in seating the rings and all that good stuff. I'll save these jugs of full-synth for the next oil-change, probably around 3,600 miles or so.

Just came inside to collect the tools... 10mm for the undershields, 27mm socket for the oil-filter and I guess a 17mm for the drain plug? I'm about to get to know where my jacking points are, and try to finagle them with jack-stands for this job.
 
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#27
After I do a break-in oil change at 1K (free by dealer) and another at 6K (also by dealer with 50% off with coupon through Costco vehicle purchase program), I will go full synthetic (Lucas Oil) through my local shop's $450 lifetime oil change program.
What’s the interval on the lifetime oil change?
 
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#28
At 496 miles I'm doing my first oil change now. At first I got jugs of Mobile 1 full synthetic 5W-30, but then at the last minute decided to use full-on, old-school, DINO-OIL for its break-in period, to appease the parts of me that believe in seating the rings and all that good stuff. I'll save these jugs of full-synth for the next oil-change, probably around 3,600 miles or so.

Just came inside to collect the tools... 10mm for the undershields, 27mm socket for the oil-filter and I guess a 17mm for the drain plug? I'm about to get to know where my jacking points are, and try to finagle them with jack-stands for this job.
Done! Not so bad, just tedious dealing with those undergarments, but it all buttoned back up without any leftover hardware, so I'm not complaining.

Oh, what a relief! What a weight off my shoulders, knowing I just treated my ride to some thick, new, viscous, honey oil in her bloodstream.
seven and a quarter quarts is a LOT for such a svelte package.

I ended up just driving up my old ramps, once I determined they'd work without the front hitting; it was a lot faster and easier than jack + stands.

Day 6, @ 497 miles. 1st oil change complete! [werd]
 
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#29
You guys might find this interesting.
[video=youtube;sXcf5g85Dzs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXcf5g85Dzs&feature=youtu.be[/video]
 

CKeeler

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#30
I’m going to be using Valvoline synpower like I have in all my cars the last 10 years. I’m surprised that Valvoline wasn’t part of his test.
 

spider55

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#31
Either mobil1 or royal purple 5W30 full synthetic, I've used both of these in my cars. They both work well.
 
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#32
The manual says "Total" which is not available (as far as I know) in the U.S. I'm sure it's a synthetic.
I asked my dealer's service manager last week and he said Total Quartz. I assume it's the 5w40. He did give me the "It's a special oil designed specifically for that engine". Oakey Dokey. But it does look like a quality product.
I do all my own maintenance on my Mercedes and Tacoma and always stick with the mfg. spec on the fluids. MB has a whole BEVO web site just for fluid specs which takes the guess work out of it. I run Mobil1 0w40 Euro in the Benz and Valvoline or Castrol 5w30 dino oil in my Taco with 200k on it.


https://www.amazon.com/Total-184952...ocphy=1022639&hvtargid=pla-571108952316&psc=1
 
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#33
Liqui Moly Next Gen is what I am using. I have been using this oil for years in VW/Audi and my wife's Volvo. Pricey but cheaper than buying an engine...
 

JimB47

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#35
Castrol Edge, Fully synthetic a5 5W-30 because our temperature never gets below 0
 
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#36
Liqui Moly Next Gen is what I am using. I have been using this oil for years in VW/Audi and my wife's Volvo. Pricey but cheaper than buying an engine...
I’m also using Liqui Moly 5W40 with oil and filter change every 5,000 miles.


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#37
I’m also using Liqui Moly 5W40 with oil and filter change every 5,000 miles.


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Same here every 5,000 miles. The dealership wanted to change my oil for free and I said no thanks.
 
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#38
Regardless of oil selected, get an analysis done to ensure the oil you’ve selected matches your driving style, environment, and expectations. It’s a cheap $30 insurance policy
 
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#39
I've been using pennzoil full synthetic for a couple years now...was always mobil 1
 
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#40
I had an analysis run with 2800 miles on LiquiMoly 5W40 oil change. All good. But, I’m going to have another one with 5,000 miles on the oil.


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