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Interesting Discoveries Thread (Good or Bad)

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by corradoMR2, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Richard Martinson

    Richard Martinson United States Member

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    Google map doesn't have that issue
     
  2. xot1

    xot1 Korea, Republic of 1000 Posts Club!

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    Discovery of mine (confirmed by few other owners):
    I noticed that sometimes when driving at high speeds for a prolonged period of time (>10min), it starts smelling like something is burning in the engine bay.:eek:
    Some people say it does it only when the car is still new but the first time I smelled it, it got me quite worried. ^^
     
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  3. SEA Stinger

    SEA Stinger United States Active Member

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    Same here. Dealer told me that KIA puts some kind of coating on the motor/exhaust system to protect it during shipping (e.g., salt air while on container ship crossing the Pacific). Salesperson told me that the smell would decrease over time. I'm approaching 700 miles on my Stinger and drove it easy during break-in. Now that I'm starting to drive more briskly, I still get an occasional whiff of acrid smell from the engine bay when I park.
     
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  4. xot1

    xot1 Korea, Republic of 1000 Posts Club!

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    My car surely didnt sail over the Pacific:laugh:
    But thats good to know!
     
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  5. Chris

    Chris United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    If I push my optima hard I still get a funny burnt smell. It's a 2013 and surely can't still have some coating on it. I was told that is just what happens with turbos.
     
  6. Kazz

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    I had a lot of odors coming from underhood the first few hundred miles that are gone now.
     
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  7. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    My Optima was like that as well, for the entire 11k miles I owned it.
     
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  8. xot1

    xot1 Korea, Republic of 1000 Posts Club!

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    Maybe I didnt know because this car is the first I tried pushing hard.:D
     
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  9. Bwebb

    Bwebb United States Member

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    Both of my Optimas did this as well. Even into the 20k mile mark if I pushed it hard. It smells like a hot exhaust system to me.
     
  10. Mhol

    Mhol United States Member

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    My Optima only gets that smell after eating Taco Bell.
     
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  11. GuyManDude

    GuyManDude United States Active Member

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    Why can’t launch control just be a simple button? ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️AB select start
     
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  12. Berzerker

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    Sport mode + hold traction for 4 seconds is a lot simpler than most cars.

    On the 4C, you need to hold the mode up for 3 seconds to put the car in "Alfa Romeo Race Mode", hold the traction button for 4 seconds, wait for a light to come on, put the shifter into sport shift mode, then you can activate launch control.

    Takes 2 buttons and 5 seconds to activate it in the Stinger.
     
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  13. Berzerker

    Berzerker United States Active Member

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    I commend everyone on their valiant efforts, but the click kickdown is actually just for Launch Control. :p
     
  14. Kia Stinger

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    I think manufacturers purposely make launch control a little difficult so it's not used excessively. Some people will use it once, forget how it's done, and never use it again. In fact, most people - probably...
     
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  15. CO-bound

    CO-bound United States Member

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    Wrong. It's clearly mentioned in the manual under Kickdown Mechanism.
     
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  16. mldavis2

    mldavis2 United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    Definitely cut down on spontaneous stoplight contests....
     
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  17. Scorpio Redux

    Scorpio Redux United States Member

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    I see. I could modify my procedure and ONLY use the key fob (on my person) to lock the car. Of course, if I ever leave the key fob inside and forget to lock the car (by any means), then the next thief gets to take the Stinger AND my stupid phone!
     
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  18. Chris

    Chris United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Will that even work? I don't think my optima let's me lock the doors from outside when the fob is in the car.
     
  19. Scorpio Redux

    Scorpio Redux United States Member

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    Chris (different Chris?) pointed out to me earlier: "The first time the battery in your fob is a little too weak to answer when the car checks to see if it is in the car, is going to be a big regret.."
     
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  20. mldavis2

    mldavis2 United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    According to the manual, the car will warn you when the battery in the fob is getting low. Simple CR2032 battery swap.
     
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