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Hey I was just wondering if the 2.4 had the same issues as the 2.0 with rod knock. I just bought a 2010 koup sx just needing to know if it’s something I should worry about
 

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I don't know anything about the 2.4 personally, but if it's the same block as the "world engine" 2.4 shared by several companies, it should be just fine. You PROBABLY should have come here and asked that question BEFORE buying the car, though.
 

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Funny you mention the 2.4 world engine. My 08 Sebring has the 2.4 world engine with 328000 lol. Those engines are tanks! It’s no sewing machine but it gets the job done. Also it’s not the same 2.4
 

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Well, I wasn't sure about that. I had that 2.4 in my Chrysler 200 and my Dodge Caliber. Caliber got killed in a head on with just 65,000 miles on it. The 200 got traded in on my Forte with just 150,000 miles on it.
 

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The 2.4 is made at several locations in the world, and in several variations, so it's hard to generalize about it's durability.

That said, the 2.4 GDI engine in the Hyundai Sonata has been a disaster, as evidenced by the class action lawsuit that forced Hyundai to replace failed engines under a lifetime warranty. Affected engines are from 2011 to 2019.

The main failure is a catastrophic rod bearing breakage between 70,000 - 90,000 miles. My local Hyundai dealership has its lots full of Sonatas waiting for their new engines.

Don't know if there is an equivalent Kia problem, but the word is that failures are due to a design flaw. It is the GDI engine that seems to be so failure prone. Google Sonata engine failures to see the gory facts.

I owned two Sonatas (a 2019 and the failure-ridden 2011) without any problem whatsoever. I have a theory on what is happening.

At around 50,000 miles my 2011 suddenly began burning a lot of oil. I replaced the PCV and the consumption went away. *

I believe the GDI engines are unusually reliant on the PCV system working properly. I surmise that when the PCV fails lubrication is seriously hindered, and the engine begins burning oil that is unnoticed by the owner. The owner drives along while major internal damage accumulates.

Lesson learned, replace the PCV before it fails, say every 50,000 miles. Do it yourself and it costs about $10. YouTube will show you the procedure.

* I also change my oil between 3,000 - 5,000 miles. The oil additives may last longer, but the oil still gets dirty and that's where the wear comes from.
 

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Either it's been luck or my CDO for maintenance. I've never had any major mechanical issues or problems.

Though I really got effing scared when we had extreme & severe freeze (power outtages & deaths freezing temps) in my city that the 1st few times I turned on the car to keep the fluids moving. The loud diesel knocking & sounds coming from the left side (by the oil cap) had me effing scared. Aluminum parts with freezing temps, shrinkage tepms, time to warm, heat to reach all around the engine to expand all moving parts for operations. Damn piston skirt slap ticking grenade syndrome 1st thought.

Aluminum made engines & transmissions despise cold temps. We had 2 days of 40 degree weather it was enough that the diesel knocking wasn't loud. Was there just enough to quell my WTF. Then warmer weather finally showed & the engine was better.

My 2010 Forte Koup SX 2.4L 6MT has been really good to me & my family. Don't know if it's luck or my maintenance CDO Hope the koup lasts me into the hundred thousand miles.

Sorry, didn't mean to jack.
 

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Does anyone know if the 2.4l Kia issue has been seen in the 2020s yet? Thanks
Kias no longer uses the 2.4L engine in the Forte. 2019-and up North American Fortes use either the 2.0L or the 1.6L
 
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