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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 09:13 AM
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It cant be done in a Niro because the Kappa engine uses synthetic 0w20 oil.

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it is using synthetic oil because not using it on a direct injection engine could be the best way to create/accelerate carbon buildup on intake valve







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Rotating tires is solely for tire tread life. It does nothing for anything else on a car. Not alignment, transmission, or any other part of the drivetrain. Nothing from tire rotation could possibly affect the transmission.

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Rotating tires is solely for tire tread life. It does nothing for anything else on a car. Not alignment, transmission, or any other part of the drivetrain. Nothing from tire rotation could possibly affect the transmission.
What about a severe case of uneven tire wear where one tire is smaller than the one opposite and causes the differential to wear excessively? Could it be an issue?

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What about a severe case of uneven tire wear where one tire is smaller than the one opposite and causes the differential to wear excessively? Could it be an issue?
You've identified a possible, but very remote possibility. Most likely the bad ride would force replacement long before the differential has a wear issue. But, certainly possible.

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