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Any recommendations for gas treatment? I've always used Seafoam with great results, is that still a good idea in these Kia's? Not going to foul up any sensors or valve seats, or something crazy?
 

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I've heard of Seafoam, but have never used it. I would personally recommend against using it, and only go with what the manual recommends - Techron every 7500 miles. Document when you put it in (or have the dealer do it), so you can prove that you did it if a warranty claim ever comes up.

If they figure out that you used something other than what is the service schedule calls for, then they could potentially deny a warranty claim.
 

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Do they not do this for you during service since service is every 7,500? Or should I get some before I go in and have them add it?
 

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Don't know about a free service yet, but that Techron is on sale, 20oz bottle BoGo at Advanced Auto Parts...sale just started yesterday, I got 4...what a sucka..
 

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What about Lucas? Does it really matter versus the Techron. I also just changed my cabin air filter they wanted to charge me $80 but i did it for $10. lol
 

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The dealer changed my cabin air filter and my engine air filter for free as part of the free maintenance and the techron additive at no charge
 

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Hmm... I'll need to ask my dealer about this. The only thing that worries me is that everyone at my dealer (or any local dealer) seems pretty freeking clueless about pretty much everything you ask them.
 

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All well and good, but for me, I'm sticking with what the manual says. If I have a problem with the engine, I don't want to get in a prolonged argument with the service manager about how I used Top Tier gasoline (will they ask me to prove it?) If I show them my service record where I used Techron, they can't argue with me. Money well spent for me.
 

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Don't waste your money on gas treatments. JUST RUN TOP TIER GAS. If you download the gasbuddy.com App it will tell you the stations that pump top tier fuel in your area. You will be surprised. This is not a gimmick. Read up on top tier. Top Tier Gasoline
 
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