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I have seen this issue on other sites and on this one. Some say you have to use Kia filters etc.

I ran across this on a chevy truck site that I frequent and found it good reading. Just thought I would pass it along. I was going to tack it onto another oil thread but found it so intresting that I started anotrher one!

Not picking any one side just passing it along.

After changing my own oil and doing all my own car work for the past 30 years I really was thinking as my first oil change is comming do that I'm just going to let my dealer do the work. But the power of my tool box and shop is calling hard:)

Anyway here is what I found, good reading all.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/keep...nty-intact.html
"The Vos" | Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

Quick summary:
Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the general principle of the Federal Trade Commission Act, a manufacturer can not require the use of any particular brand of hard part, filter or oil, to satisfy fulfillment of a warranty, unless the manufacturer provides the item free of charge, under the terms of the vehicle warranty.

Consumer purchasers of lubricants, filters or parts are sometimes told (by some dealer's mechanics or service foremen) that a particular brand of replacement lubricant or part, "...cannot be used in the consumer's vehicle during the warranty period." The claim that is usually made is that the use of some brand of oil or parts will "void the warranty." There is usually an accompanying statement or implication that ONLY the original equipment supplier of lubricants or parts may be used (usually available through that particular dealership). This, of course, tends to cast doubt on the quality of the replacement item. This claim is simply not true!

If the consumer is told that only the original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) item will not void the warranty, then he or she may request that the OEM item be supplied FREE OF CHARGE. If the customer is charged for such an item, the dealer/manufacturer will be in violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other applicable fair trade laws of the Federal Trade Commission.
 

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Ill have to print that somewhere in the car so the dealer can have a peek next time its in :) thx for the post
 

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Ill have to print that somewhere in the car so the dealer can have a peek next time its in :) thx for the post
I am not sure but I do not think the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act applies in Canada since it is an American Federal Act.
 

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This comes up often in oil change threads. It is simple read the manual. The owners manual does specify a filter or even a crush gasket, It mentions the specs for the oil: API Service SM or above ILSAC GF4 or above. On the next page with the temp ranges it has the following statement.
1. For better fuel economy, it is recommended to use the engine oil of a viscosity grade of SAE 5W-20 (API SM / ILSAC GF-4). However, if the engine oil is not available in your country, select the proper oil using the engine oil viscosity chart.

Notice that it says "in your country". This tells me if you meet the approved specs you can use whatever brand of oil or filter including conventional oil or synthetic oil providing it meets or exceeds the specs provided.

My dealer has a cutaway of the KIA filter vs a competitor and it does show a high quality filter as the OEM KIA filter. Basically if the oil or filter was to be used to deny a warranty claim KIA would have to prove that was the cause of the problem.

The way I see it 5W-20 is available yet my dealer uses 5W-30 Mobil conventional oil, per their statements, so technically they are not using the recommended spec as provided by the manual but still within the allowable specs. In essence using the dealer oil change and only the allowable specs they are putting my engine at a bigger risk. Although with proper oil changes no warranty problem should occur at least as a result of oil or filter.
 
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