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.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?
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.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.
Found a suitable oil (Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W-20) and put this video togetherMight 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%.
The reminder is user settable, obviously incorrect. Look in your owners manual for recommended oil change intrevals and then set your reminder accordingly.So, yesterday as I was pulling in to my driveway I hit 1000 miles on the odometer, and a message that I needed an oil change popped up on the screen. This is the first new car I've ever had that couldn't wait until at least 3500 miles before needing an oil change.
Can't remember why I went with 5w-30, maybe only 5w-30 available at Valvoline price.Reason for not using specified 0/20 weight?