BMW E36 Rear Trailing Arm Bushings (RTAB) Replacement Guide

If you need to replace worn out rubber rear trailing arm bushings (RTABs) on the suspension system of your BMW E36 (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000 model year) 3 Series sedan, check out this DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the required tools list, compatible replacement part numbers and torque specifications) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

BMW E36 Rear Trailing Arm Bushings Replacement Guide

BMW E36 Rear Trailing Arm Bushing Replacement Guide

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you’ve been hearing a grinding, squealing or scraping sound coming from the front end of your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2016-2020 Kia Optima Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

2016-2020 Kia Optima Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide

The best way to keep your fourth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Theta II 2.4 liter GDI inline four cylinder engine at least every 7,500 miles or once per year. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement filter part numbers, oil type and service required message reset instructions) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2016-2020 Kia Optima Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

2016-2020 Kia Optima Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you’ve been hearing a chirping, squealing or screeching sound coming from the Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 engine in your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima, you may need to replace the main drive serpentine accessory belt or the thin stretch belt that joins the crankshaft pulley to the coolant pump. To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

2016-2020 Kia Optima Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

 

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima PCV Valve Replacement Guide

The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve in a 4th generation 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Kia Optima with the Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 engine should be checked every 30,000 miles and possibly changed every 60,000 miles depending on your driving conditions. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2016-2020 Kia Optima PCV Valve Replacement Guide

2016-2020 Kia Optima PCV Valve Replacement Guide

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Kia Optima sedan with the Theta II 2.4 liter GDI inline four cylinder engine should be replaced at 105,000 miles according to the owner’s manual. Although they should be checked and possibly need to be changed before that mileage. To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2016-2020 Kia Optima Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

2016-2020 Kia Optima Theta II 2.4L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

2016 To 2020 Kia Optima 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you’ve been having difficulty starting the Theta II 2.4L I4 engine in your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Kia Optima on a cold morning and the original battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM group side and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2016-2020 Kia Optima 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

2016-2020 Kia Optima 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide