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2002 kia optima does it need special oil from dealership?

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  • ilovemyturtl May 29, 2011

    ****, i meant trans fluid



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Engine oil? No.

Posted on May 29, 2011

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. May 29, 2011

    I thick they call for Diamond SP III. This is not compatible with dexron, mercon type fluids. There rare some aftermarket trans fluids designated as all make all models. Versatile trans comes to mind. In a pinch these will work to get you topped off and going again until a repair can be made.

    If your servicing the trans your best bet is to use the SPIII from the dealer.

    Hope that helps.



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