The Stinger 3.3L gets her 1st ever oil change! 🔧 I wanted to do it myself so I could do it my way and not rush, and being the 1st oil change, I replaced it early. Sharing some pics here and the key steps below for #kiastinger owners. Straightforward process for intermediate to advanced DIYers (not for beginners) if you want to take a shot at it. Otherwise, just take it to your local Kia dealer:
1. With car jacked up (if you don't know how to do that, do not attempt oil change on your own), remove rear splash panel and also the front one (optional for the front piece, but I prefer to). Rear panel is held by 6 10mm bolts and one plastic rivet, and the front piece is held by 4 bolts and 10 plastic rivets
2. Oil filter housing requires a 27mm 1/2" socket. Remove and use some strength to pull off the filter element. Clean inside/outside of the cap with a blast of brake cleaner and VERY IMPORTANT, replace the o-ring included in the filter kit
3. Oil drain plug is 17mm and it is located in front of the cross member. Replace the crush washer that comes with the filter element kit from Kia (part no. 26320-3LTA0)....note the bottom part of the drain pic where I show the pan, which I cleaned before draining....you see how much dirt is suspended in the oil and filter. Very important to change oil regularly!
4. Refill 5W30 Motor oil with 7.6L and replace all the splash shields. I put anti-seize compound on the threads so the bolts will always come off easy
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