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post #21 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-03-2017, 06:07 PM
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... I have no idea why the difference exists however...
North America has much harsher climate, generally speaking, than the UK.
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post #22 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-16-2017, 03:04 PM
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TY for the great pics and info! I intend to put a YouTube tutorial together wehn I hit 7,500 milles (1 or 2 months from now).
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post #23 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 02:47 PM
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What type of engine oil should I use?

At 6,500 miles, I'm getting ready to do the first oil change on my 2017 Kia Niro EX. Problem is...the US manual seems to give conflicting advice on the proper engine oil. I've attached an image of chapter 9 page 7 titled "RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES" which simultaneously calls for "ACEA A5 or above / 5W30" and "SAE 5W-30 (API SL / ILSAC GF-3 / ACEA A3)".

So...which is it? Can I use ACEA A5? ACEA A3? Either? Can I use an oil with the ILSAC GF-3 or API SL rating but no ACEA rating?
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At 6,500 miles, I'm getting ready to do the first oil change on my 2017 Kia Niro EX. Problem is...the US manual seems to give conflicting advice on the proper engine oil. I've attached an image of chapter 9 page 7 titled "RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES" which simultaneously calls for "ACEA A5 or above / 5W30" and "SAE 5W-30 (API SL / ILSAC GF-3 / ACEA A3)".

So...which is it? Can I use ACEA A5? ACEA A3? Either? Can I use an oil with the ILSAC GF-3 or API SL rating but no ACEA rating?
Update: I called two separate service departments at local Kia dealers (Rosen and Russ Darrow) in Milwaukee who told me they use 0W-20 API-SN or ACEA C2 for both 2017 and 2018 Kia Niros. Now I'm even more confused.
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Update: I called two separate service departments at local Kia dealers (Rosen and Russ Darrow) in Milwaukee who told me they use 0W-20 API-SN or ACEA C2 for both 2017 and 2018 Kia Niros. Now I'm even more confused.
Turns out I had a manual from some other region. The manual for my region and my two local dealers agree with the recommendation for 4.01qts of 0W-20 API-SN or ACEA C2 (evidence attached). Now to find a suitable manufacturer.
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post #26 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-09-2017, 04:32 PM
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Might be sometime before someone does their own (as said - it's new and then there are Freebies).

SO, First guy that shows details here or on U-Tube gets a GOLD STAR.

That and some money between a Nickle and $3 will get you a coffee (depends on where you get the coffee). There is a Marathon on Hwy 411 south of Maryville, TN (Greenback, TN) that has a Nickle Coffee. The small cup - so seldom see anyone buy a large cup when two small cups will do. I sometimes tip them 100 to 200%.
Found a suitable oil (Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W-20) and put this video together
. Hope this helps!
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post #27 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-09-2017, 08:22 PM
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Nice video, but you should start the vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. This does 2 things, first it fills the filter with oil causing the level to drop and second it checks for leaks. Keep the covers off until you do this.
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Found a suitable oil (Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W-20) and put this video together https://youtu.be/Q-eRyByNwvU. Hope this helps!
Good Job on Video -- Thanks.


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post #29 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-10-2017, 02:10 PM
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Found a suitable oil (Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W-20) and put this video together https://youtu.be/Q-eRyByNwvU. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the video, it helped me a lot
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post #30 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 06:28 PM
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Thanks for the video, it helped a lot. Just finished my first change. I left the covers off so can drive around a bit to make sure no surprises. Not as strong as you so could not get the bolts loose by hand. Thanks again.
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