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Old 03-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Customer brought their car in today to try and get some stuff covered under warranty, nice try buddy. They claim it has an excessive rattle on startup, check engine light and also a leaking valve cover.

Well when I originally started the car after it sat awhile I nearly **** myself, sounded like the rods were about to shoot out of this thing. After I pulled it in the shop I did two things

1) checked the dip stick, 2) removed oil cap. My first sign was their attempt to "clean" the dipstick. 2 small indicators, for low and full, were full of crap that they had left behind. You can't fool me After removing the cap I noticed build up in the cover that was "wiped" with a rag to get cleaned up. Again, nice try.

After checking those two things I checked what this engine code was. Sure enough, stuck oil control valve. Time to have a peek

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You should have seen the crap I scraped off just to get the cover back on
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What car? That's just crazy amounts of neglect. Somebody should report this guy/girl to CPS (Car Protective Service).
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What engine is that from? 3 cylinder? How many miles?
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This was a 08 Kia Sorento with a 3.8L.
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What engine is that from? 3 cylinder? How many miles?
Ops sorry I forgot miles! It's a v6 with 40k miles. Yeah, 40,000
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KIA you say?

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Yeah i'm a master tech there, take it easy on me the pay is good and the work is easy lol not bad for a 21 year old Well... getting my masters now

While you bastards make bank I get discounted parts I could use on my miata, mainly HLA's (which I don't use) and $10 coolant reroute thermostat necks, well I guess the coolant neck is the only advantage of working there...
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Working on Kia's is its own reward.
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Yeah I don't talk about my job much lol I usually say I work at a dealer as a tech, now the secrets out
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I'll cross post this, from CR.


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My 94 is sludge proof. Why? Because 2k Rotella intervals.

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I can't think of a hyundai/kia motor I really like. They just sound unhealthy after a while, a lot like a mitsu 4cyl.
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The v8 borrego, only made in 2009, has a ford 5.0 engine. That's the ONLY engine I like. Bastards will get it for a full size SUV
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Kia/Hyundai used Mazda and Mitsu engines in a lot of their stuff.
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2k OCI with Rotella? WHY?
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2k OCI with Rotella? WHY?
Because oil is cheap, the car has a 6 mile daily commute, and is autox'd.









EDIT: I've had the car for about 2000 miles (just hit 60k). It's had 4 oil changes, hunting for the right weight/brand. HLA tick is gone, and oil comes out clean. I'll likely be changing it in July after the first 4-5 events, regardless of the fact it'll only have about 1500miles on it. However, if it continues to stay clean, and have zero oil loss, I may stretch it out. Mainly, I always change before winter, and right after. Hoping for 0-30 rotella in the US as the rumors suggest.
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BTW, I have torn into an engine that was much worse than that one, but it had over 120k miles. It was a 4.3 Chevy and it actually had charcoal briquets (same size and consistency) between the rocker arms and under the intake manifold.
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I do 10k mile intervals with filters at 5k.
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