Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
Drives 2012 Kia Optima SX
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Ought to be interesting where this goes...
Those who received a free motor please chime in and let me know what hoops you jumped through, if any...thanks!
'12 Kia Optima SX with 76K miles (perfect running with all my mods, never used oil). In Dec '18 developed slight "rod knock of death". In less than 10 days, I had a new long-block and they even moved all my modifications over! No muss, no fuss. I now have a lifetime warranty (unlimited miles/unlimited time) for all owners on the engine. Cost to me: $50 (I replaced the original serpentine belt). They also gave me a free rental during the fairly short time they had my car. I did have to do the dealership update that reflashes the ECU for the knock sensor test and as a result had to pay LAP3USA to re-pair my ECU tune to my car ($150). Car runs great, no issues, no oil usage, etc.
I'm a happy camper!
FWIW: I use Castrol Edge 0W-40 oil with the Fram Ultra XG8688 filter.
2012 Optima SX w/Premium Touring Pkg, "Spicy Red" | 81K miles (New engine at 76K)
Purchased 7/2012, built 3/13/2012 at GA plant.
Mods: LAP3 UncleBoost tune (Stage 1.5+), Injen SRI w/hydro-shield, 3/8" Magnefine Trans filter, PIAA Sports Horns, Fumoto Qwik-Valve, Saikou Michi OCCs (PCV&Intake), HKS M40XL Plugs, Ultra Racing FSTB, Nameless MM, 3"MP, CP w/Synapse SB V2 BOV, Theta2 TBS, CP-E 3" CBE, UR Crank Pulley, Eibach Pro-Kit w/TruHart, Advanti Kudos rims, Conti PureContact tires, 38% tint.
Last edited by williamhood; 04-20-2019 at 10:29 AM.